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anyabanya Fri 23-Jul-10 17:32:48

... Inspired by a thread in AIBU. (But not a thread about a thread. )

what is the worst behaviour you have seen/witnessed/heard of at a wedding?

A couple I have heard of.... Groom's mother turns up dressed in her own wedding dress and carrying a bouquet.

Another one.... during wedding speeches, Grooms mother gets up and welcomes her DIL into the family by stating 'Remeber. He will never love you as much as he loves me'.

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MathsMadMummy Fri 23-Jul-10 18:08:07

haha GOML

no Tomate, tell us more please!

I'm sensing a pattern with Groom's Mothers here...

fearnelinen Fri 23-Jul-10 18:08:17

At my MIL's wedding, I told the best man that the whole family wanted her to marry him blush

Oh and then DH and I got it on the the hot tub, only to find out in the morning that the entire hall could see us - we thought the curtains were closed and could only see our reflections in the dark blush blush

AvidDiva Fri 23-Jul-10 18:08:45

Balloonslayer, for you, amway

SirBoobAlot Fri 23-Jul-10 18:08:53

At my aunts wedding, some old guy kidnapped one of the bridesmaids in her wheelchair and let go of her at the top of a massive hill shock

My uncle did catch me at the bottom though, was bloody good fun grin

anonymousbird Fri 23-Jul-10 18:10:26

Bride's father slagging off his daughter, all her failures in life, car crashes, disasters etc. He actually said "if I could write all the things that have gone wrong in X's life or that she cocked up they would fill encylcopaedia britannica".. and it got worse from there. Gave chapter and verse on the traumatic break up of his own marriage as well. "Clearly X's mother is not here today, I would not let her near the place."

All guests had faces in their plates, no one knew where to look it was truly, truly awful. Bride crying, as in properly sobbing, as opposed to emotional happiness tears.

In front of 150 guests in what I would term a "full on" wedding, ie. the real deal, great venue, great food, endless wine, a lot of effort and expense etc.

I will never forget it as long as I live.

anonymousbird Fri 23-Jul-10 18:11:11

PS. THat was the bride's father's SPEECH. Not just comments to a couple of guests on his table or whatever.

juicy12 Fri 23-Jul-10 18:11:40

Best Man introduced the father of the bride for his speech only for him to be trumped by the groom's mother, who stood up before him and announced she'd like to say a few words. 15 mins of words. The poor father of teh bride looked like all the wind had been sucked out of his sails. The groom's mother just spoke about how wonderful the groom was, nothing about the bride!

SirBoobAlot Fri 23-Jul-10 18:13:39

Though probably worse was sitting next to my Granddad, who, after a few glasses of wine, decided to talk to my cousins and I (all of us sat at the top table) about his sex life, and his use of Viagra. Oh My God, I have never been so torn between laughing hysterically and that sinking feeling of sheer humiliation in my entire life... grin blush

MathsMadMummy Fri 23-Jul-10 18:14:04

this is making me extra relieved that I have never met (and never will meet if I can help it) my MIL!

prozacfairy Fri 23-Jul-10 18:14:56

my ex DP's ex girlfriend had a full on punch up at her "dream white wedding" involving the groom, the grooms best man, the bride's stepfather and whole load of other guests.

Doubt the wedding night was great as the groom had mild concussion. There was quite a few bloody knuckles and fat lips etc in the wedding photos too.

LeQueen Fri 23-Jul-10 18:20:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UnderneathTheStream Fri 23-Jul-10 18:30:20

At my wedding the ushers and best man got into a huge row with my brother. They thought they were teasing in a friendly way - he saw it as homophobic bullying.... hmmm
Also the main waitress got pissed on the very expensive top table wine my parents had bought specially (meaning they had to drink the average OKish stuff) then she dropped all teh plates etc.
Oh and then I made a fool of myself by standing up and giving a speech and got all upset that my best friend wasn't there as she had died the year before....

... and the marriage went downhill from there!

YesMaam Fri 23-Jul-10 18:38:19

Anyabanya...do you know me?

My MIL wore her white wedding dress to my wedding, although I don't recollect a bouquet...

relations have improved with her since I had children

LeQueen Fri 23-Jul-10 18:40:52

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toccatanfudge Fri 23-Jul-10 18:41:04

I didn't attend this wedding but the information is from someone that was there.

Was a couple of weeks ago in that hot weather we'd had.

Bride hadn't eaten for 2 days, and then drank an entire bottle of champagne and 2 shots of vodka........spent 6hrs of the reception in hsopital being treated for dehydration - she turned up again for the last 1/2hr of it

PerpetuallyAnnoyedByHeadlice Fri 23-Jul-10 18:48:23

shock at some of these, there are some very very strange people and families out there

i thought our uninvited guests were odd!! (colleagues of DH who misunderstood the general invite to the evening do as an invite to everything inc the main reception. and they are in all the photos etc - makes us laugh!)

CoupleofKooks Fri 23-Jul-10 18:53:46

wedding between a girl from a family of born again christians and the groom, a debauched hippie
the wedding was dry (no alcohol served) so all groom's friends got utterly ratarsed in the minibus on the way there
they proceeded to be utterly rowdy all through the wedding and the reception
drunk bawdy shouting, lots of sexual jokes, vomiting etc
i think a lot of the bride's relations left

geordieminx Fri 23-Jul-10 18:58:28

Best friend went to a wedding where the best man injected himself with hroin during te speeches and consequently passed out shock

NorkyButNice Fri 23-Jul-10 19:00:06

At my best friend's wedding, her father started his speech with "I'd like to thank you all for being here, especially my second wife Barbara who made me the happiest man alive when she married me."

First wife (and best friend's Mum) was sat 3 spaces down the top table. He'd had an affair with Babs (also on top table) and left her.

The room was deathly silent apart from a few embarrassed groans.

iamfabregasted Fri 23-Jul-10 19:04:53

My wedding to now EX-H

I was pregnant.

BIL writes letter to ex-mil in which he calls me the most evil being ever to walk the face of the earth and in league with the evil one.

Told by MIL that I led her son from the path of righteousness and someone like me should be grateful that a bloke the calibre of him was doing the decent thing. Called me a slut and a whore.

Her sister, who wasn't invited, creeping around taking pictures of everyone.

BIL throwing a wobbly fit at being best man and having major crumples about whether as a good christian he should be there.

SIL "collapsing" with period pains and having to be helped from the church and doing same in middle of speeches.

Shall I go on?

Fizzylemonade Fri 23-Jul-10 19:06:57

Sil's wedding, grooms brother who was known to be an arse refused to come. Turned up at evening reception, spat in the face of a girl who didn't move out of his way fast enough, boyfriend of said girl asked him to apologise, clearly didn't know that groom's brother an arse.

Fight ensues, security at the hotel escort groom's brother out of building but on the way out another guest thinks it's a great idea to throw a glass at him as he goes, except it hits the security guy.

Police are called, MIL & FIL were so upset, bride crying with black mascara running down her face. Groom devastated when his DAD says well what did you expect, you know your brother.

Parents of bride and groom fall out. Divorce follows a few years later.

Hate it when people say, "what a lovely wedding, shame about..." and fill in the worst thing that happened that day!

DinahRod Fri 23-Jul-10 19:12:25

At a Brum wedding my brother attended the father of the bride's was making his speech, got a bit emotional and into a moving pause the whole room heard his other daughter hiss at her hb, "I want a divorce"!

I now know Dh's deaf aunt, who's in her 80s, likes to offer a loud running commentary on the guests, often unflattering. I made the mistake of sitting next to her, directly behind the groom's mother. Admittedly the woman's tattoos are spectacular and no one knows where her hb/father of the groom vanished to - but there is a time and a place!!

Fluffyone Fri 23-Jul-10 19:14:46

My friend was doing hair at a posh wedding in London, and was invited to the reception. The new husband stood up for his speech, handed an envelope to the best man, saying that as he'd been shagging the bride for several months, maybe they'd like to go on the honeymoon together - the envelope contained the tickets. Then he just walked out.
We never found out if they went... shock

muggglewump Fri 23-Jul-10 19:16:23

Not actually at the wedding, but my brother didn't invite me to his wedding on the pretext of not inviting children (I'm a single parent with no childcare), but really it was because he'd die before admit to his friends that his sister is a single parent on benefits.

I later found out my SIL's nephew was invited, so of course my brother's niece could have been.

To make it worse, he let our Dad tell me all this, instead of sending me an invite stating the made up no kid rule to give me the choice to come if I could get childcare.
That's how I know it's because he's ashamed of me.
Our Dad is too old to travel alone, and we were going to go together, but as I wasn't invited, it meant he couldn't go either, and yes, he (brother) did know this.

Whilst he was on his honeymoon (Sri Lanka and the Maldives, my brother earns a six figure salary) our Dad was taken ill and had to go into hospital for a week. I emptied my savings account visiting and did everything I could.
This was at the end of May, my brother came to visit in October.

The first conversation he had with our Dad was to tell him the cheque he'd sent as a wedding present hadn't arrived, and could he pay the money into his bank account.

Oh, my brother is uniquehmm

FourLittleDucks Fri 23-Jul-10 19:17:56

More more more !!!

Sorry, don't have any of my own to add - but these are hilarious !!

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