19 Wedding Guest Horror Stories That Will Have You Side-Eyeing Your Whole Guest List

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A lot of hard work and decision-making goes into making a wedding happen.

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For the people getting married, there's a lot riding on getting every detail right. And many couples certainly try to plan for every instance and possibly fluid factor.

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There are some things you can't plan for, however.

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And a lot of the time, those things have to do with how drunk or emotional any one given person at your entire wedding may be.

Here are some guests who may have made the weddings they attended memorable, but for all the wrong reasons.

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1."I attended a wedding last year where, while the very beautiful bride was walking down the aisle, one of the groomsmen 'nonchalantly' turned around and peed in the bush he was standing in front of," one wedding guest of Reddit revealed.

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"All eyes were on the bride thankfully, except the groomsman's girlfriend, who was seated right next to me and tapped me on the arm. ... 'I think he's taking a piss!!' To this day, the bride still doesn't know, and her husband swore us to secrecy."

2."When I was still a child, I went to a family wedding with my parents. One of the drunk uncles started dancing on the dance floor with his wife before the bridal couple did their official first dance," another commenter recalled.

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"I didn't understand why everyone was so upset until years later."

3."After being asked to not bring any drugs to the wedding, a particular guest brought drugs to the wedding. It was a classy affair, and he tried to be discrete, but unfortunately the groom's elderly relatives walked in on this guest in the men's bathroom doing a line of coke," a horrified redditor shared.

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After getting caught, surely this guest was humiliated and laid low, right? RIGHT?

"Later on in the night, that same guest was caught jumping up and down inside of a parked hot red convertible screaming, 'Let's goooooooooooooo! Woooo!'"

4."My uncle kept demanding that God doesn't recognize my marriage because it wasn't done in a Catholic Church," a former bride shared.

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The previously established facts that they had different religious views came to a head at the least appropriate time ever.

"That my husband and I will never last because he'll probably cheat on me in a few years when things 'inevitably become stale.'"

5."My FIL. As Best Man, he carried my ring in his pocket. He went outside to smoke his pipe before the ceremony and was fiddling with the ring and dropped it in the grass. It was night," a bride recalls of her big day. "The wedding was delayed as everyone got flashlights to help look for it. No one told me what was going on. They couldn't find it, so my MIL let my husband borrow her anniversary band that was fancy and had diamonds in it."

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Naturally, this left for a confused bride.

"When the time came, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a fancier ring than we had chosen. I thought it was a surprise for me. My MIL approached me after the ceremony and told me there was no way I was keeping it. A few minutes later someone out in the yard actually FOUND MY RING! At the reception, my FIL vomited on my dress."

6."During the wedding party, some of the family of the groom planned/'pranked' the party by dressing in Teletubby costumes and running around to the theme music," a perplexed guest recalled. "Instead of Teletubby masks (that would match the costumes), they had plain cheap white plastic masks from the costume store."

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"It was complete nightmare fuel. Children were crying, and it was all I could do not to leave on the spot."


7.This time, the bad guests might actually be the bride and groom's fault. "I attended a wedding a few years ago where over half of the guests weren’t invited to the ceremony…but didn’t know it," a guest shared.

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"I understand that everyone should get the wedding that they want, but this couple made a huge mistake; they decided that the ceremony and reception should be in the same place, one right after the other, and didn’t tell the uninvited that they were only invited to the reception," they recalled.

"Cue all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins showing up 15 minutes 'early for the ceremony' but actually walking into the middle of the ceremony, unintentionally interrupting it, and standing around embarrassed, checking their invites, thinking they are late. Since both were held at the same location, everyone knew space was not an issue, so the uninvited knew that the couple simply did not want them at the ceremony. The reception was awkward and tense with a lot of hurt feelings, especially from the older relatives."

8."An aunt brought a piñata in the shape of a woman so the groom could have something to 'pop' that night since my sister wasn't a virgin (she had a child from her first marriage)," another redditor shared.

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"My cousin and I took care of it, and it never made its way into the reception, thank goodness."

9."My mom and dad walked from table to table and 'quietly' told everyone that they were separating," one probably traumatized guest recalled.

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It be your own parents sometimes...

10.A friend brings her new boyfriend to the wedding, and things do not go as planned. "During the service, we were standing at the back because of limited seating. He started saying things like, 'Don't do it,' 'Marriage is bullshit,' and 'Let's get to the libations,'" a shocked guest shared.

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Imagine being stuck standing there with that guy?

"It was loud enough that rows of people were glaring back at us. By this point, we were distancing ourselves as much as possible from him."

11."My biological father and my cousin from that side snuck out of the reception a half hour in without saying goodbye because it was dry," an annoyed bride recalled.

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There was no shame in their game, either. "They posted pics of the two of them drunk at a bar on Facebook hours later."

12."At my friends’ wedding the bride’s mother spent the whole 10-minute speech listing all of the terrible things that had happened that year (deaths in the family, unfortunate diagnoses and health issues, damage to property due to natural disasters) and then every once in a while would go '…so it’s nice to have had this wedding to look forward to!' before diving right back into it," a befuddled guest revealed.

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"My friends still haven’t shown anyone the part of the wedding video with the speeches because it was filmed from the head table, and you can clearly hear the bride on the video saying, 'Oh my god. I’m going to kill her. Right now. Hand me a knife — I’m gonna do it; she must be stopped,' and her new husband telling her, 'You can’t kill her right now, honey; there’ll be too many witnesses.'"

This is anyone's worst nightmare but also a beautiful illustration of couple goals, honestly.

13.Most people don't expect their officiant to be the nightmare in the equation, but then there's this couple. "My officiant was over an hour late, brought her adult daughter, and ate all my bacon-wrapped scallops," she shared.

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"When we asked for a refund, she wrote a letter telling us we were going to hell."

14.Those grandparents can be wild cards. "My nan found a loophole to the no-phone rule during the ceremony and used her gigantic iPad instead," a guest recalled of their cousin's wedding.

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"So all of my cousin's beautiful professional photos of her walking down the aisle have my nan and her iPad blocking her."

15.Siblings can be too. "The maid of honor gave a toast about all the bride's ex-boyfriends, how bad they were, how she messed up, just finally got her life together, and how the maid of honor was doing great in life," the redditor wrote.

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"The maid of honor also told everyone the bride was engaged before the bride got the chance. They are both my sisters BTW."

16.Extending invites to make your family happy sounds like a good idea until you're in a situation like this. "The bride's mom insisted on inviting one of her coworkers who had never even met the bride. The friend showed up in an ankle-length lacy white dress," the redditor recalled.

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"Thankfully, there was no way anyone could possibly mistake her for the bride, but imagine the audacity of showing up in that to a wedding where you're already only there because the bride did her mother a very generous favor."

17."My husband's aunt pregamed before our ceremony started. She was trashed and kept photobombing my family pictures," a bride shared of her special day.

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But that wasn't all. "Then she went out on the street in front of the venue and tried to invite random several strangers into our reception," the bride continued.

"One of my guests informed me, so my husband and I sent her daughter to retrieve her. She also got on top of tables during the reception to dance."

18.Are you still a wedding guest if half the wedding gets canceled? "Bride and her mom got into a fistfight in the church parking lot. The priest tried to break them up, and the mom punched him," the guest shared.

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"The reception was in the basement of the church (no food other than the cake, no music or anything) and the bride and groom never showed up. People sat there awkwardly for several hours waiting for them to show before they went home."

19."The MOH, her ENTIRE 10-minute speech is about the groom being her BFF since childhood and their 'special connection' that can't be broken. Zero mention of the bride," a wedding bartender shared.

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Everyone working this wedding knew where this was going.

"Super cringe but things move on. The bride and groom have their first dance after barely interacting all night. Then comes the 'money dance.' The MOH practically shoves the other women out of the way to dance with the groom and straight begins grinding up and down his legs before shoving BOTH HER HANDS DOWN THE FRONT OF HIS PANTS in front of the entire wedding."

Wedding guests, let's hear it. When did you see someone else who was invited act out?

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