10+ Cringe-Filled Weddings That Guests Will Always Remember

A wedding is a wonderful thing. It's a symbolic melding of families and a way for two people to express their eternal love and undying commitment for one another.

However, there are some weddings that always go according to plan. Have a look and check out these 10+ cringe-filled weddings that guests will always remember.

When the best man gets a little too honest during his speech.

This Reddit user and former wedding DJ said that he once saw the best-man begin his speech by talking about how much he disapproved of the relationship in the beginning — and that he still does!

Always make sure you have a defibrillator on-hand.

Redditor KUARCE wrote, "I've shared this before, and in the end[sic] it turned into a story to retell, but the pastor officiating my wedding had a heart attack, and my (now) wife and I caught him as he fell."

Don't ever try to one-up the bride and groom.

When it comes time to choosing the wedding party, make sure to be thorough. This usher seemed to think that the day was all about him, and kept telling every guest that was sat about his own upcoming nuptials.

Always make sure that you have a ride to your own wedding.

Tiny details are easy to overlook when planning a wedding, but you always need to make sure to look out for yourselves first!

This couple wound up stranded with no ride, no cell phone, and were more than 2 hours late to their own wedding!

When the best-man confesses his undying love...for the bride.

One Redditor talked about how they once saw a best man get way too personal with his speech. It got so awkward that the other groomsmen had to come up and usher him away from the microphone.

An awkward parent battle royal!

Blending families can be difficult and sometimes challenging, especially when faith and religion get involved.

Before the speeches were over at this wedding, the mothers of the bride and groom were in an all-out fistfight over a rumored pregnancy!

Make sure to only use credible vendors

Reddit user treylek recalls being at a wedding where the DJ was so drunk that they couldn't even stand.

Not only that, but they didn't even have the bride's wedding song, so the guests were forced to sing!

A real life runaway bride.

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This husband-to-be was positively beaming up at the alter, patiently awaiting his bride to join him. When all of a sudden, out came the maid of honor to explain to him that his bride had in fact run off!

The wrong time for tragic news.

This groom's father chose quite possibly the worst moment to tell his family some tragic news.

During his speech, he explained that he'd be diagnosed with terminal cancer, and he warned the couple to enjoy the time they had together.

Remember, it's not about the priest — it's about the couple.


This wedding guest remembers a priest who was all about himself. According to their Reddit post,

"Before every reading, he would explain what was about to be read for like 5 minutes, then after the reading, would explain it again for another couple minutes before explaining the next reading."

No exes at a wedding — not ever.

An ex-girlfriend of the grooms (of more than 10 years) showed up to the wedding unannounced and uninvited.

After making a drunken spectacle of herself, the bride decided that she'd had enough and punched her out cold.

Parents always know best.

This brother of the groom said that his dad nearly ruined all of the wedding photos.

Apparently, their father insisted on taking photos and was constantly trying to edge out the photographer that the couple hired.

Always make sure to have a fire extinguisher close by.

This groom, unfortunately, got too close to a lit candle. In no time, his blue tuxedo (that's right, a blue tuxedo), was awash in flame.

Luckily, thanks to the quick thinking of the guests, no one was injured.

Bat omens aren't to be taken lightly.

I'm not one for superstitions, especially when it comes to the wedding day.

But even I have to admit that if a giant bat fell from the ceiling and died immediately after I said "I do" — I'd have pause.

Whatever you do — don't drop the cake.

This Reddit user recalls how "The caterer's assistant dropped the cake in the kitchen before it ever saw the light of day. The only people who saw the cake in its full glory were me, the groom, the best man, the caterer, and the groom's baking staff."