Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I think mine was when an aunt on the groom’s side attacked the bride after the ceremony. She physically lunged at the bride and tried to hit her, because she never received an invitation to the wedding, while all the guests watched on in horror. (I think the groom either never sent an invitation to her or it got lost in the mail… but she showed up anyway).
Three people had to restrain aunt and she was kicked out of the wedding. After the wedding she profusely apologized and tried to make it up to the bride.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen as a guest of a wedding?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL
Holy Moly, Bee!
I haven’t seen anything crazy.. but I can’t wait to see the responses on this thread!!
Post # 4
I wasn’t really a guest, but was bartending the wedding.
The bride and groom were apparently bickering the whole day, and when it came time to cut the cake, the groom picked up the entire 4 tier cake and dumped it on the bride. Needless to say, the wedding ended soon after, and I am not sure that they went home together that night!
Post # 5
I went to a wedding where the bride’s dad unbuttoned his tuxedo shirt and played air guitar on his knees on the dance floor! He was totally kidding, of course. 🙂
Post # 6
My friend doing an intricate chair dance on the dance floor, in front of 50 guests. To the chair- straight up grinding on that poor piece of furniture.
Another wedding we had the hotel deliver 2 cases of red bull to drink with vodka from the open bar. They ran out of vodka in an hour.
Post # 7
An guests who were brave enough to stick around for the end of our wedding (before the end a guest was accidently hit with a firework, and my husband’s grandmother had a heartattack before that) witnessed my sister calling my husband’s aunt a few bad names, my mother trying to diffuse the situation, and then the same adult sister lying on top of the table kicking her feet having a fit (after pooring a drink on mom). At some point, my father sauntered over pretty intoxicated and stated to my sister, "I don’t care if your mother is a crackwhore turning tricks, you need to respect her." It’s my best and worst wedding memory 🙂
Post # 8
Great thread, these are hilarious!
I haven’t seen anything quite *that* crazy, but I did see a drunken guest stand up repeatedly at a wedding while the toasts were being given to shout that it was time to BRING ON DINNER!
Post # 9
This was more sad than crazy, but once I was at a wedding that had live beta fish in bowls as part of the centerpieces. By the end of the reception, all of the fish were floating belly-up. It was the saddest thing ever!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
A female coworker of the groom’s mother attacked the toss bouquet — as in, beat it out of the air, slammed it to the ground — in order to ensure she caught it. Hooray for your victory, weirdo; enjoy your non-existent victory bouquet (which was in pieces on the dance floor) and the wrath of all the girls who were actually good friends with the bride and would have loved to share a moment with her after succeeding in the catch.
Post # 11
these are too funny!
I went to a wedding where the groom family and the brides family could not stand each other AT ALL. The toasts literally went on for hours as the families went back and forth trying to out do each other! We didn’t eat dinner until 10pm! We left before it even got to dessert.
Post # 12
The funniest thing I saw was an older gentleman (I think he was a friend of the bride’s grandparents) paying lots and lots of money during the dollar dance (a tradition I dont really love personally, probably because of this wedding!) to stay dancing with the bride — and lets just leave it as he was dancing like angelastheboss’s friend was dancing with a chair — the bride was so desperate to get away but he literally was taking $20 and $50 bills out of his wallet every time someone stepped in to dance with the bride. Thankfully the DJ caught on and ended it early!!
Post # 13
Alright, this was rediculous.
Two friends of ours got married last year and were notorious for bickering. First, the pastor and the groomsmen (my fiance included) had to write the wedding vows 10 mins before the wedding because they both forgot to.
Second, the bride and groom started arguing before the ceremony, and (as our pastor friend told us later) were swearing at each other under their breath during communion and prayer, and when it came to kiss, He went for it, and she ducked her head and wouldn’t let him kiss her!!!!!!!!
Lastly, the reception was a flop, there weren’t enough tables, so his friends, groomsmen and PASTOR were all sitting on a bench, eating off our laps in an adjacent room. We obviously left early and had an after party at our house…which the groom showed up to an hour later!!!!!!
Yea, worst ever wedding. The funny thing is, we went to two more just like it that year.
Post # 14
I went to a wedding with my then boyfriend, the bride is his cousin. Due to some prior bad blood, the groom chose his bride over his family and cut himself off from his family. Needless to say, the groom’s nuclear family was not invited to the wedding. In the middle of the reception, the groom’s mother and sisters showed up and try to fight the bride. The only damage they were able to do was pour a glass of red win on her white dress. They were escorted off of the premises immediately. That was the craziest wedding I’ve ever been too.
The crazy thing was that I wasn’t in on the bad blood between the bride and her in-laws. So while some of the other guests wasn’t even taken aback by the whole situation, I was completely in shock!
Post # 15
Big smiles, great posts.
I’m sure I’m forgetting something even crazier, but I do remember my cousin’s wife drunk as hell on the dance floor. After every song she screamed to the band "PLAY MUSTANG SALLY!!!!". When the band finally obliged, she mock-played the guitar on her leg held up above her waist. The problem was, she was wearing a dress with a short, tight skirt. Luckily (and I’m serious here), she will be coming to my wedding!
Post # 16
our friends’ wedding this past fall, the groom’s step-father comes up to give a speech and says, "i’m the guy that has the pleasure of sleeping with so-and-so’s mom." the room quickly fell QUIET!!!