Post # 1
Another thread got me to thinking about this. For me there were several. The main one was when I was yet a bridesmaid (for the 15,000th time) in college. The bride, a girlfriend of mine, had just gotten a gorgeous set of nails done and had a french manicure. Not being used to having longer nails and not "lived" in them for a while, she obviously had gotten them done the day before the wedding.
As she and her FI lit the unity candle, the unthinkable happened..she caught her thumbnail on fire! Yep. She quickly and oh so discreetly blew it out and only we saw it (*the bridesmaids and groomsmen). She then instinctively covered up her hand where the burned thumbnail was the rest of the night so nobody saw it..we laughed though..she eventually did.
I also went to a wedding where the chapel was right beside a train track. It was an elegant chapel and going quite smoothly. My college bf was a groomsman in this wedding (frat brother getting married) and he was in charge of the ring. Anyway, right has his gig came up where he gave the ring to the minister (or somebody else..) and they began the final part of the vows, the quiet train track came alive as a train came thundering down the tracks…all you could hear was "And now these rings…" and the rest all the way through the ceremony was nothing but train. The minister realized this and tried to stop. After the ten minute long train barrelled by, he said "ok. Can I say you two are married now?" And the congregation roared with laughter, and he ponounced them man and wife and the groom dipped her for a long kiss.
Fess up! What are the funniest things you’ve seen at a wedding?
Post # 3
I’ve seen bridesmaids dance down the aisle and the bride was lip synching to the music as she walked down the aisle and during the ceremony and during the recessional! That wedding was awesome and had everyone laughing through the entire thing.
Post # 4
Being from a fairly boring Filipino family, not too much excitement happens at weddings. And none of my friends have gotten married yet. So my story may not be the funniest, but I know it was hilarious seeing my brother try to do the dance to "Bye, Bye, Bye" by ‘N Sync at his wedding. My cousin requested the song to be a brat and no one took advantage of the opportunity, so I went up there and got my brother to start doing some signature moves. That was pretty fun. That, and his ring bearer (who was like 6 or 7) stole the show when he took off his tux jacket and started swinging it over his head, then threw it to the floor as he danced the afternoon away. I feel silly sharing these not so funny stories, but in my family, that’s as funny as it gets 🙂
Post # 5
It was actually at my own wedding… our entire group of friends, plus some of our older guests and my parents (about 75 people), sat us down in two chairs and serenaded us with Brian Adams’ "Everything I Do I Do It For You". It was complete with air guitar and everything.
Post # 6
Ok, this isn’t real funny, but we went to a gorgeous beach wedding in Savannah. One of the bride’s uncles had on a mustard yellow hawaiian shirt, flip flops, and khaki shorts. Beach wedding, no biggee, that was the attire in general. Well, he had a longish hairstyle (almost a mullet, but more like, surfer) and unbuttoned his shirt to reveal his beer belly and hairy man chest. He also walked around with a bottle of arbor mist. The reason it’s funny: my FI and i were drinking, and he kept pointing out the guy, going "Oh, that’ll be my girlfriend’s dad at our wedding", but honestly….my dad is just like that guy!!! He’ll wear a tux, but if we were on the beach somewhere, my dad would be letting his hair all hang out with his glass of wine and his shirt unbuttoned rocking out to Led Zeppelin. So for a few seconds it was like glimpsing into our futures
Post # 7
The funniest moment was at my older brother’s wedding. We had the wedding at our house and the wedding party was planning to come out of the front door and then walk down the front path to the beach in front of our house. The wedding party was all in the front room waiting to go out and my families 2 dogs are hanging around with us. The processional starts and my SIL’s mother walks down with her son, then my parents walk down. As a (sort-of) bridesmaid I was next waiting for my turn. Then all of a sudden my dogs decide to join in. They very calmly, one after another, walked out the door and down the path towards my parents. It was SO CUTE. My FI was holding onto one of them during the ceremony but the dog sat down and my FI figured he was fine and wasn’t going anywhere, so he let go of his collar. But then at one point, the dog (who LOVES my now-SIL) walked up behind her and was just sniffing her gown, like "Hey T, What are you doing? Give me a pat" The dog continued to roam, and ended up going into the beach grass to pee. Fortunately the photographer was able to keep him out of the photos!
Post # 8
The best was at my uncles wedding. It was at this beautiful historic mansion in the backyard. There was a tent setup with clear siding. They had a port-a-poty outside mostly for the guys to use, the one inside the house was pretty small. But during the best man’s toast he was talking about how my grandmother was there in spirit and making a really nice toast. While this was going on there was a little boy all of about 4 or 5 who passed the port-a-poty to pull down his pants and pee onto a tree. Yep it was so funny I was sitting with my now fi and cousin and her now husband at the back of the room because the coordinator messed up the tables so we saw it all. The kid walks back to the tent to where the DJ was at the back of the tent with the dance floor with his pants still around his ankles. (Obviously this kids parents werent paying attention to where he was)
Of course after the toasts were finished my cousin and I went to tell the rest of our relatives. The kids parents heared us and was like he’s little it isnt funny. My cousin’s now husband says well I thought it was funny and continued to tell the story. It was the best.
Post # 9
At my sister’s wedding, my younger brother was the ring bearer (and had the real rings tied to the pillow). It was outside, and there were flowers all around, and the bees were going crazy. Anyway, my brother and the flower girl were instructed to sit on the steps until the rings were needed. Meanwhile, a bee was flying around the flowergirl and my brother tried to save the day by batting at it with the pillow. Apparently the rings weren’t tied on very tight, because they were "flailing" around as he was swatting the pillow here and there. It was hilarious!
Post # 10
OK, so the funniest thing I saw at the wedding involved my Mom at my cousin’s wedding about 3 years ago. We were all on the dance floor in a circle with my Mom and Dad on opposite sides of circle. My Dad pretended to throw a lasso over my mom and pull her. Apparently, he "pulled" her too hard. So hard that she slipped and fell on her bottom. Not only did everyone see this but the pro-photographer also caught a picture of it! Everyone, including my Mom was laughing so hard. What a great moment. From what I heard they have had similar moments in the past on the dance floor.
Post # 11
My sister’s groom took a tumble at their wedding reception with a bridesmaid during the dollar dance! He meant to give her a dip at the end of a song, but they fell on the floor together….caught on tape….it was hilarious!
Post # 12
A girl that I work with had a niece get married. They had a BIG bridal party (9 people bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen)
Before the wedding, the Best Man was flipping his jacket over his shoulder repeatedly. The Groom fussed at him and told him to stop, or he would loose the ring (the groom was REALLY REALLY nervous) When they got to the part in the ceremony for the rings, the groom turned to the Best Man. The Best Man reached into his pocket and retrieved nothing. He patted all of his pockets and still nothing! He shrugged at the Groom in shock. The best man turned to the groomsman behind him. he did the same thing, and turned to the next one in line. By now the Groom is turning red in fright! They get all the way to the end of the line of groomsmen, and there standing beside the 9th groomsman is the ringbearer…holding the ring in front of his face, grinning at the Groom. LOL!
For the record, it was the Brides idea for her sweetie to loosen up a bit. LOL
Post # 13
Amanda_V, that’s classic!
Not exactly sure whether you’ll find this funny or rude….at my cousin’s catholic ceremony, my 102-year-old great grandmother fell asleep and began to snore softly. Only our immediate family heard her, but it was hysterical to us. She fell alseep again at the reception, but this time my grandfather took her home.
Post # 14
om gosh at my cousins wedding in 1999 the funniest things happened. My cousin is very skinny and tall 6ft4 to be exact. Well when he tried on his pants they only came down to his knees. He was freaking out and my granma was crying your going to have to wear high waters on your wedding. Well lucky his dad and him was the same size and height so they switch pants during the switch they realiaed the tailer had just pinned the pants up so they didn’t touch the ground we still have pre wedding pictures of my cousin and his high waters lol. Then during the exchanging of the rings his dad forgot the rings in his truck and in the middle of the ceremoney when they ask for the rings his step mom jumps up and says oh crap and runs out to the truck. Pretty hillarious.
Post # 15
A former BF and I were at his sister’s wedding. HUGE wedding – hundreds of guests in the church.
The groom was so nervous he was sweating buckets. He became more and more pale as the ceremony went on.
Then he fainted.
The bride’s mother stood up and screamed for a doctor.
A male guest rushed to the groom.
Bride’s mother wails “Oh no! Not the mortician!”
Post # 16
At my sister’s wedding I was the MOH. While getting ready one of the other BM’s took out the groom’s ring and put it on. She said, “look it fits me! how small are his hands?!” and my sister said, “oh yeah he has really small hands!” I thought this was weird but no one really seemed to make a big deal about it. At the ceremony, right before the ring exchange, her about-to-be-husband was just staring at me–it was actually getting kind of uncomfortable. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. Eventually when it came time to put the ring on her, he said “it’s the wrong ring!” My sister–somehow so nervous before–hadn’t realized that she had had her own ring the whole time and her husband had had his! My sister reached out to take the ring I had (her ring!) to pass it to him so he could put it on her and as she did, she bumped the box I was holding and the ring went flying. I had to crawl underneath the unity candle table to get it.
Maybe not that funny but it was embarrassing to crawl under the table in front of all those people! Other people laughed so I supposed it was a good show for them 😉