Stealing Thunder/Upstaging the Bride

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

No, but I’ve been to a couple of weddings where people (usually the same five relatives, the “usual suspects” lol) try to upstage the bride or do something else attention-seeking. One always wears a white sparkly dress, one always wears something over the top sexy, one always gets stupid drunk and dances on tables flashing body parts nobody but her husband wants to see, one always has a loud weeping meltdown, and the other one hits on all female vendors and waitstaff. Usually people just roll their eyes and say, “Oh, right on schedule, Uncle A/Auntue B/Cousin C is being a garbage human again” and focus on making sure the bride is okay. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I’ve been to one that a cousin of the groom was trying to steal the thunder…she was wearing red and showing off a lot of her boobs at the wedding. She talked to a lot males at the wedding, ignored all of the females. It was rather disrespectful, she ignored the wives of the male guests, which caused some drama. I think she was single and try to meet someone maybe? bur her dress and behaviour is very attention seeking. 

Post # 4
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715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

At my best friend’s wedding, one of the guests got a bit tipsy and took several huge bites out of the top tier of the cake before it was cut or served.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I went to a wedding once where the groom’s brother’s lass wore what must have been a $5 Supre black LBD (cheap trashy store in Australia). Super tight, super short, super low cut. I’m, like…girl you’re in your 30’s at a wedding – you have kids! You’re not 18 at some trashy club! Have some self respect!

Post # 7
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Newbee

I went to a wedding where one of the guests proposed to their SO! It wasn’t done in a big, showy way but the couple did mention it enough to create a buzz. 

Post # 8
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246 posts
Helper bee

statuesque1 :  I think I wouldn’t mind that happening at my wedding, IF it was something I am part of and I knew about. Like if my bestfriend’s boyfriend FINALLY decided to propose to my bestfriend and asked me to doing during my wedding doing one of those things where the bridesmaid catches the bouquet and then gets proposed to… I would be SO happy!

Any other circumnstance – ehm, no.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

thesecondwife :  LMAO, I can be that obnoxious relative asking for extra +1s so you too can experience the magic that is my family/my in-laws who are just as bad. I joke that my husband and I were subconsciously brought together by our neuroses from having such batshit crazy families. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Maybe not stealing thunder but… I once went to a relative’s wedding where one of the guests got super drunk before food was even served. He was talking loudly during the speeches so that everyone was turning around looking at him. Later heard that he rolled down the stairs drunk and the staff had to call an ambulance. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2019

hickoryhills :  NOOOOOOOOOOOO oh my life! Ewwww

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I was at one of my cousin’s wedding and our uncle’s wife had their baby two days prior.  The baby was 5 weeks early, so it was quite unexpected.  My cousin’s bride called them the day before the wedding to give congrats and that she understood that they couldn’t be at the wedding.  Cousin said “oh we will probably still come” .  Cousin’s wife just said “OK” to that.  Guess she thought they wouldn’t come.  None of our family like cousins wife, despise her actually.  My uncle and aunt came to the wedding, straight from the hospital with the baby.  Yeah, attention was focused on the brand new (literally!) iddy biddy baby.  Bride threw a fit.  It was priceless.  We all ended up leaving (like more than half the guests) about a hour after the reception started and went to a resturant because there wasn’t enough seating for everyone.  That was one of the worst weddings I have been to.

Post # 14
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Newbee

aussietux :  That seems really romantic as long as the couple is aware and okay with it. Orchestrate the bouquet toss so that she can really be next. I can see it. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Not that I recall. But some new b*tch got trashed AF and was sloppy and tripping all up in the bathroom and it was one of the groomsmens GF’s that I just met. (I’m the SIL of the bride). 

And another girl got completely sh*t faced at her bacholorette and was hogging ALL the pizza. She kept sneaking in the kitchen and just drunkenly eating all the pepporoni. SLOPPY AS HELL. 

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