A while ago, we wrote a post about the worst things that happened to people as bridesmaids. Many of our readers from the BuzzFeed Community shared even more bridesmaid horror stories in the comments — and it gets messy.
Here are the wild results:
1.This two-faced sister-in-law:
2.This pregnancy "problem":
"My husband and I were asked to be a groomsman and a bridesmaid in a wedding. After agreeing and going to my dress fitting, I found out I was pregnant with our first baby. The dress could have easily accommodated my belly, but I was removed from the wedding party because it wasn’t appropriate to have a pregnant person in the wedding party (even though I was married). The kicker is that I got removed, but my husband remained in the wedding."
3.This dress shopping dilemma:
4.This simply toxic friendship:
"I was recently kicked out of a wedding for having a 'bitch face' during the bachelorette party. My nephew is sick with cancer, my grandfather was dying, and I’ve been working as a nurse through the COVID epidemic. Forgive me if I have trouble having a good time playing dumb games. The bride kicked me out of the wedding party right after and then tried to tell me I could still come to the wedding. Like, girl, no, goodbye. Our friendship is done. If she can’t have any compassion for things I’m going through, I can’t be friends. Talk about toxicity."
5.This wig request:
6.This ridiculous clothing request:
"I was a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding...it got so bad that I moved out of the house and stayed at my boyfriend's just so I didn't have to see her. I was in my early twenties, and our other sister and I were told we could pick out our own dresses because we didn't have to match the MOH. I found a strapless sweetheart long dress that was flattering for me (plus-size) ... however, the only size they had was an 8, and I was a size 12 with size 14 boobs. Obviously it was a bit tight, and the chest was way too small, but in my size, it would have been fine. I was told that I couldn't wear that because I shouldn't be 'advertising' myself at her wedding — and that I couldn't wear my Spanx bodysuit under the dress and had to wear pantyhose. I also couldn't wear certain clothes to the rehearsal dinner. It was bridezilla central, for sure."
7.This maid of honor replacement:
8.This wedding that was stressful from start to finish:
"I was a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding, and while I love her dearly, that wedding was so stressful. She got married in my mother’s dress but had alterations done to it to make it more modern and add a little bit of color, and my mom was still working on it in the hotel room at like 2 a.m. the day of the wedding. One of the ceiling tiles in our hotel room fell on our other sister's foot, and she started bleeding. ... We were trying to surprise her with the bachelorette party, and she was being stubborn until we literally had to tell her what we planned. I love my sister, but she’s so high-maintenance, and that’s not even everything that happened. The ceremony itself was beautiful and I cried, but I’ve never been that stressed in my life."
9.This demanding — and stealing — bride:
10.This drunken bridesmaid brawl:
"I was 14 when I was asked to step in as a bridesmaid for my brother's wedding day. The bridesmaid was pretty much comatose from drinking the night before. I was the only one who could fit into her bridesmaid dress, even though I was 4 inches taller.
"We were getting ready in my sister-in-law's room when the bridesmaid came in, clearly still drunk. As soon as she clocked me in her dress, she demanded to know WTF I was doing in her dress. My SIL's mother immediately scolded her for 'ruining [her] daughter's big day' with her thoughtlessness. The bridesmaid defensively pointed out that she 'literally' woke up for the wedding. She said, 'I didn't have to get up, but I did. Didn't I?'
"That left the mother speechless for a bit. Then, BOOM! Cue an angry row between them, which ended up involving almost everyone in the room. The bride, the maid of honor, the other four bridesmaids, and the hairstylist. During that entire time, the bride's makeup artist and I were in a corner, pretending we didn't exist."
11.This left-out bridesmaid:
12.This "spiteful" haircut:
"I was a bridesmaid in 2012 — just about a month after I finished college — which meant that the bride started planning her wedding while I was in college. She knew that I went away for college and that I wasn't at home, since the planning was happening during my final year. And yet she got angry at me every time I couldn't make a dress fitting or a shower because I was away in my college town and couldn't just come all the way home on a random Tuesday for an hour or two.
"Let's not forget that I got my hair cut a couple of months before the wedding because I felt uncomfortable with long hair and wanted short hair. She got very mad at me for cutting my hair because she wanted me to have an updo for the wedding, but she never told me this beforehand. I shouldn't expect that I need to ask her permission to get my hair cut. She made it seem like I cut my hair just to spite her."
13.And this pyramid scheme drama:
"I was in the wedding of the dueling pyramid schemes. The bride was selling for a makeup MLM (multilevel marketing scheme) and insisted all the bridesmaids buy their wedding day makeup from her, 'so we can all match.' I spent an extra $90 on bad makeup I haven’t worn since.
"About a month before the wedding, the maid of honor was hosting the bridal shower and was all excited when she handed out party favors to the bridal party. It was makeup and drink mixes from a different MLM! The bride was livid. They ended up having a screaming match. Apparently the maid of honor had refused to join the bride’s downline, and the bride was mad because her friend 'didn’t support [her] business.' The maid of honor had recently converted to Islam and said she couldn’t buy the bride’s makeup because it wasn’t halal. The bride said that didn't matter and she should have bought some anyway because that’s what friends do.
"They had been friends since kindergarten, and to my knowledge, they haven’t spoken since."
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Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.