Stealing Thunder/Upstaging the Bride

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Post # 18
2376 posts
Buzzing bee

At my niece’s wedding, the only thing that took attention away from her was my 8 year old great nephew and Ring Bearer. 

He will be the next Val Chmerkovskiy, ripped it up on the dance floor dancing with the bridesmaids, the whole reception. It was great. The kid has rhythm!

Post # 19
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

at our friends wedding. one of our friends brought this girl weve never met before. she got wasted before the ceremony even happened. by the time dinner was over she was a total mess and grabbed the MARRIED best mans d*ck on the dance floor in front of everyone, including his wife. she GRINDED on the grooms 65 year old father and tried to hit on every single person she saw. the poor bride and groom were so embarrassed. it was NOT a large wedding. finally the groom told our friend to get her out of there before she puked all over the place. turns out she made it to the car before ralphing. messy messy messy

Post # 20
2680 posts
Sugar bee

thesecondwife :  You can come to mine LOL

My wedding had a few of these family characters.

I really didn’t see or notice the melt down, but heard about it after from literally almost all of my guests.

Darling Husband sister in law, they always, always fight. Rather she does and his brother takes it/ignores it. She took full advantage of the open bar, last time i saw her she was going HARD on the dance floor having fun. When i saw her at the end of the night, her eyes were blood shot red. 

Apparently she started going off on her husband for talking to his very attractive COUSIN. yes, cousin. Yelling at him, getting my mother in law involved telling her her horrible her son is and asking if they should get a divorce. She had a full on melt down like sobbing. In the midst of this, another sister in law decided to join the fun and wants to start a conversation about 10 year old family drama that apprently needed to be resolved at that very moment of my wedding. 

But i wouldnt say they stole my “thunder” or anything. It didnt affect my day in the slightest bit – made for some interesting convo with guests after. 

But you’re more than welcome to attend the family events – i didnt even get started on the two cousins who came to my wedding who dont talk because one slept with the other ones husband. That was the first time they have been in the sam room since it all came out, but i give them both props for keeping to themselves. 


Post # 21
2321 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

One of my bridesmaids actually stripped off her dress in the corner of the reception hall at the very end of the night (she had spilled on herself and thought no dress would be less embarassing/noticeable?). Luckily I seemed to be the only person who noticed (I think..) and I managed to get her dressed again quickly. 

I definitely don’t think she was trying to steal my thunder though, and it was truly one of the hilights!

Post # 22
730 posts
Busy bee

L606 :  My goodness!! I’ll book a ticket for the next family wedding…

Post # 23
53 posts
Worker bee

Oooh… I have one dumb best man story!

So my cousin (the groom) had a long 5 year history of being completely in love with a woman whom he would spend write countless poems about, referring to her as “my fair dove” and blogging about it. Family and close friends all know about it.

When it was time to give speeches, the Best Man started wanted to showcase how romantic the Groom was by reciting one the old poems he wrote about his fair dove. The Groom only met his bride TWO years ago… ๐Ÿ˜ซ… All eyes went to the bewildered bride. How on earth did the best man not know the fair dove and the new wife is NOT the same person??? ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ



Post # 24
792 posts
Busy bee

Groom’s mother intentionally fell out of her chair during the service when they were about to say, “I now pronounce you Mr. & Mrs. Last-Name—“

Everyone gasped.

She insisted that her son race away from his bride to help her up even though 3 men were already assisting her slim, not-in-the-least-bit frail frame. She hooked her arm under his elbow, and had two other men (I forget who) help escort her down the aisle because “she didn’t know if she felt steady.”  She needed to leave right then to go be examined.

So, the mother of the groom walked down the aisle with the groom…and the bride walked after them alone, after a few stunned minutes of silence.

Groom refuses to leave the wedding to go to the hospital with her, but since she’s making a big deal of her (wrist) injury, they call an ambulance.

The waiting area for the paramedics was outside the area of the reception, where people were gathering and mingling for cocktail hour, so she insisted that they open the double-doors and lock them open so she can “see” what is happening before she goes. She sobs loudly. Most of us can’t help but look out the door and watch.  The bride has gone somewhere to freshen up with her bridesmaids, the groom is STILL with mom because she won’t let go of his arm.

Bride is ready, ambulance crew is examining ‘horribly injured’ mom….groom leaves mom’s side to go walk in and make their bride adnd groom announced entrance to the reception.

Mom suddenly decides she just needs her arm wrapped up and doesn’t need to go to the ER after all.  She won’t walk in with the assistance of any male who offers to help (because she still claims to need someone’s arm), and demands son comes back out.

He does.  She walks in with son, who has left his new wife again…AND two paramedics.  She’s clinging to those two men (with one behind her) for dear life, making mournful faces and fluttering her eyes. They sit her down.

Things feel normal for a while.

About an hour later, she’s up mingling, perfectly fine. 20 minutes after that, she’s taken the brace off of her wrist because she doesn’t want to have it in pictures when the photographer starts doing the family photos.

It never goes back on her wrist.


No complaint ever again; the next moringing she was miraculously healed.


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you upstage a bride.



Post # 25
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

notmeeither :  Um. Wow. So they never even got to finish the ceremony/have their first kiss? *shakes head*

Post # 26
2131 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

notmeeither :  wow that is one crazy mama. Out of interst are they still married? I can imagine she would be a Mother-In-Law from hell.



Post # 27
521 posts
Busy bee

At one of my best friends weddings one of her husbands step brothers proposed to his girlfriend at the reception. It was quite late in the evening, everyone was very merry, but he didn’t do it in private he had asked the DJ to stop the music so everyone could see. He got on one knee and he had a ring so he had planned it rather than just being merry and caught up in the romance of the day. 

Post # 29
792 posts
Busy bee

Twizbe :  They are! I don’t think they were anticipating that level of drama at all; they don’t see her at holidays anymore, but do not have children yet. The bride brought that in check really quickly, and I think the groom felt horrible and confused by unexpectedly having to “pick” between his mother and his wife (as he was marrying her!), which was what mom was forcing him to do.

Post # 30
454 posts
Helper bee

No one can really upstage the bride in my opinion – she’s the bride!

However, I’m actually attending a wedding for a friend soon – a close friend mind you – and when I was telling her I have to go shopping for a dress when I lose some more weight, she was like ‘well just don’t upstage me!’ She wasn’t joking, either.

It sucks though that as a guest, you can’t feel like you can look your best going to a wedding without the bride thinking you’re intentionally upstaging her. People can want to look nice just to look nice, not because it’s a competition.

That said, notmeeither :  that MOG is psycho lol!

Post # 31
2376 posts
Buzzing bee

notmeeither :  You have raised the bar for obnoxious MOG, Mother-In-Law. M of anything stories. 

Post # 32
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

avprobeauty :  hogging all the pizza. I’m dying ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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