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18 Weddings That Turned Into Disasters Right Before People's Eyes

When a couple decides to get married, it's probably one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Planning a wedding can either bring out the best in people or quite the opposite. And when the day comes, there are two scenarios — it goes off without a hitch, or it turns into a disaster.

Sadly for these couples, things didn't go as expected, and in the end, it left the attendees questioning how long this marriage might last.

These Odd Vows

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"They were doing their vows and the priest got to the 'for richer or poorer' part. She said, 'For richer or richer, and maybe for poorer.' The officiant was not pleased. I think they made it a year."

I guess, we can see where her priorities lie, huh?

This Whisper

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"When my sister married her first husband, she mouthed to my father walking her down the aisle, 'I can make this work, right?' They were divorced six months later."

Oh my goodness, I wonder what her father thought at this very moment.

This Strange Behavior

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"I was the maid of honor. Me, the best man, and the couple went into a separate room to do the signing stuff. The bride excused herself to go to the bathroom and the groom started making pretty mean remarks about her cooking (something she's passionate about) to the officiant. She came back, heard they were talking about cooking family meals together, and gave him the warmest smile, thinking he had praised her. He scoffed awkwardly and changed the topic. That always stuck with me. He wasn't laughing WITH her, but AT her — behind her back. They lasted seven months."

Aww, I feel bad for the bride.

This Absence

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"The groom left for two hours in the middle of the reception to run a live fantasy football draft. They’re divorced now."

Wow, talking about some sports fanatic, huh? I'm so happy that my fiancé isn't into sports. that's all I'm going to say.

This Interesting Turn Of Events

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"The bride and groom did the first dance then spent the rest of their reception completely apart from each other getting [drunk] with their own separate friend groups. The only other dancing all night was the bride dancing with her high school friends, the father-daughter dance, and the mother-son dance, during which the groom was crying. The best man's speech didn't mention the bride at all and basically boiled down to, 'Groom, you're married now, but our bond is older and stronger. All of our hunting and fishing trips together are the best things in our lives, and I can't wait for more.' Such a sad, desperate atmosphere. They made it a little over one year."

I'm glad I didn't have to attend this wedding, ha, ha.

This Solid Marriage

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"The groom ended up at the emergency room between the ceremony and the reception. He went out the night before with his sister and friends and got plastered. They had to hold a cold pack to the back of his neck to keep him vertical during the wedding photos. The marriage lasted 30 days until they had a fight. She left the house and he filled the U-Haul truck with everything but her clothes."

Better luck next time. Am I right?

This Die-Hard Gamer

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"I used to work at a wedding venue, and this is the first story that comes to mind. At this particular venue, there was a bridal suite and a groom suite where the wedding party could get ready onsite, have a couple of drinks, hang out, watch movies, bring game consoles in to play, etc. (we had a huge flat screen in the groom’s suite with a pool table). Since the groomsmen always got ready fast and had their pictures done first, it wasn’t that uncommon for people to want to do other things while they waited for the ceremony and the wedding to start. ANYWAY, when it came time for the other coordinator and me to line the bridal party up for the ceremony, we went to the groom’s suite to make sure he was ready to go since the ceremony was starting very, very soon. We walked in to find him half-dressed, sitting on the couch playing whatever game. He didn’t even bother to look up at us.

Myself and the other coordinator said, 'Hey [groom], we already started lining everyone up. It’s time to start your ceremony. We need you…since it’s your wedding.' No joke, he sat there silently and continued to play his game until he said, 'Yeah, give me a second. I really can’t pause this right now.' RIGHT BEFORE HIS OWN DAMN WEDDING CEREMONY. The ceremony ended up being delayed because he didn’t want to separate himself from his game. On his wedding day. If I’m not mistaken, they divorced after four months."


This Sad Realization

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"I had one person at my wedding telling me I was making a huge mistake. I didn't believe it until I overheard my now ex-husband and his best friend talking about how hot a female guest was. How she was the 'most beautiful woman he'd ever laid eyes on.' Not me. Humbling."

Aww, that's so sad, right? You're supposed to be the most beautiful bride on the day of your wedding. And if your husband-to-be doesn't see that it's too bad for him.

This Bad Sign

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"My wife and I were both in the wedding party for a friend of mine. We found out the bride was talking to guys on a dating app WHILE she was getting ready the morning of the wedding. Also, during the ceremony, more than one family member could be heard saying it wouldn't last and what a mistake it was."

Why get married at all?

This Revealing Bachelor Party

man saying "great! let's lie to my wife."
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"We met at the groom's house on our way to the bachelor party. We gathered around for a shot, and his toast, verbatim, was, 'To my future ex-wife.' We all looked at each other awkwardly for a moment but ultimately didn't think much of it and had a great night. Turned out he was already cheating on her. He ended up having a kid with the other woman and they got divorced when she found out. He is obviously no longer a friend."


What Happens In Vegas

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"The bachelor party and the bachelorette party were in Vegas at the same time — across the hall from each other. The bride and groom got in a huge fight on the last night of the trip, and when I was leaving I said, 'I'll see you guys at the wedding,' to the groom and he replied, 'I'm not sure there's gonna be one.' There was a wedding, but they were divorced within 18 months I believe."

Oh, boy!

This Night At The Museum

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"I worked at a museum that also doubled as a wedding venue in the summers. As part of the wedding package, the museum would stay open after hours for the guests, so I’d just sit there and greet people basically. One wedding got particularly rowdy. Almost everyone was drunk, people were jumping into the fountain, and someone vomited in the said fountain. At one point, the bride was crying. Turns out the groom and one of his groomsmen were screwing upstairs in one of the bathrooms. A fight ensued between the groom and the father of the bride and cops were called because it got really ugly. It was entertaining for me, but I felt so bad for the bride."

If walls could talk, huh?

This Nightmare Of A Wedding

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"My cousin got married probably a decade ago and during the wedding, it came out that the groom was not the best to my cousin while dating. The bride's brother did not take this well and during the after-party, a shouting match became a brawl between the two families. Next thing you know the police show up and literally pepper spray everyone. Including my grandma, kids, and anyone near the area. I don’t remember if anyone got arrested but the story got on CBS the early show for the international news. Lol, they did not last long, to say the least."

This is quite the story, no?

This Inconsiderate Groom

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"Prior to my wedding, I’d asked my husband to practice dancing with me because I’m uncoordinated due to a disability. He blew me off and said we’d be fine. As we were dancing, he spoke in my ear, not even quietly, 'What are you doing? What’s wrong with you? You’re embarrassing me!!' We lasted two years. Leaving was the best decision I ever made."

What? That's so awful, no? He could have practiced as the bride asked. Instead, he made her feel bad.

This Obvious Mismatch

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"The bride tried to playfully feed the groom some cake and kept pulling it back once it got close to his mouth. The third time she did this, he slapped it out of her hand and stormed off. In the ensuing awkward silence and wide-eyed staring, we all knew it wouldn't last. Surprisingly, they were together for nearly two years before the bride eloped with her step-brother. No one saw that coming."

Oh, I didn't see that coming either, ha, ha.

This Awakening

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"I used to be Mormon, and getting married in a Mormon temple is a big deal because you have to be in line with everything they teach and refrain from drinking, pre-marital sex, smoking, etc. to get a temple recommendation. After we got changed into our temple clothes, the temple workers led us to a room right next to the sealing room where we could have a moment together before the ceremony started. After the worker left the room, I turned to my fiancé and said, 'We did it! We made it! We’re doing this!' He just looked me dead in the eye with no emotion and said, 'I could still say no.'

All of our family and friends were in the next room waiting for us to get married in a matter of minutes. People thought I was crying during the ceremony because I felt the spirit, but I was crying because I was marrying someone who (I realized) always made me question whether or not he loved me. The marriage was pretty much all like that, so after a year of shrinking into a shell of my former self, I left. I also left the Mormon church. I’m single and happy now. I'm simply living with my dog and have no plans to ever remarry."

Wow, I'm pretty speechless. All I can say is good for her.

This Drunken Confession

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"I was at a wedding as a plus one. The bride drunkenly sat down at our table and started talking to us. She then told me that she slept with her ex right before walking down the aisle. She had sex with her ex in her wedding dress in the bridal suite. She then downed the last of my drink and went off to the dance floor. I was left speechless. I didn't know anyone but my date. Less than a year later, the bride and groom were divorced."

Um, what? OMG! I don't think I would have expected that!

This Rude Interruption

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"I was at a wedding when a phone went off during the ceremony. In the middle of exchanging vows. It was the groom's. He took the call. They are divorced now."

Well, if he couldn't even take the time to get married uninterrupted then I'm not surprised. Are you?

Wow! Those were some disasters, huh?

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Oh my goodness, I can honestly say I've never witnessed anything quite as bad as these wedding horror stories. I really do hope that things work out for these individuals now that they're free to find somebody more suitable for them. Do you agree with me on that one?