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Terrible wedding behaviour.

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WayHarshTai Wed 21-Aug-13 11:44:53

In light of the recent rash of threads about it, I thought we could have a compilation thread to keep them all in one place.

I'll start with my wedding, and my SIL.

We wanted her DS (who was about two and a half) to be a sort of page boy and wear the same style suit as his dad (best man) and the rest of the 'wedding party' including my DS. SIL said no as he woudn't want to wear a suit. And then promptly went out and bought him, that's right, a suit to wear.

She then asked if we could arrange a vegetarian meal for her despite the fact she is not a vegetarian. Which of course we did, although it smacked of 'making life difficult'. And she then managed to take both veggie meals on the day leaving my actual veggie cousin without a meal (still not sure how this happened).

At the ceremony she brought her DS in eating the World's Biggest Icecream™ which he then sat and slurped in his non matching suit all through the vows.

When we got to the venue she moved all the place settings around because she didn't like where she was sitting.

She then got very drunk very quickly, became very loud, heckled the speeches, announced her recent (six months ago) miscarriage to the room and then coralled me for nearly an on the balcony while she cried and told me how awful her life was.

I just found the whole thing quite funny (well, not the crying) and it makes for an interesting story, so if she was trying to ruin things it didn't work.

Anyway, that's my Terrible Wedding Behaviour story, I know you lot have some corkers, so spill.

DaddysGirl36 Tue 18-Apr-17 23:23:37

I've spent the best part of the Easter Weekend reading and howling at this thread. Although it has made me very nervous about my own wedding next year. I am certainly nervous about some of my party animal booze loving family meeting conservative OH's family hmm

Some of my wedding experiences, nothing compared to others:

A groom who did the full monty. Bride ran to toilets crying her eyes out and they had a full on row

A sleazy male (married) guest who proceeded to say inappropriate things to most people and actually made a female guest cry. Although she made the whole thing a bigger drama by flouncing off with half the bridal party consoling her. Bride was gutted and still talks about how it spoilt things (it didn't as this was afterparty in the bar and we all had a great time regardless)

A wedding where the venue was shared and the other wedding party totally trashed the shared toilets and were doing drugs in there without even trying to hide it. Cue lots of upset guests.

A bride that got so wasted she missed her evening reception. The groom and BMs found her passed out naked in the bathroom of the bridal suite.

A guest that totally depressed everyone at her table by telling everyone about her marriage woes and miscarriage (years earlier) and then when people tried to cheer her up and change subject, she barricaded herself in the toilets and created a complete scene saying no-one cared about her. This meant lots of the brides friends were holed up in the toilets for most of the reception consoling said guest

AstrantiaMajor Fri 14-Apr-17 17:10:03

I went to a wedding where the bride's parents were divorced. The bride's father gave a very long and boring speech all about his daughter's achievements in life and the the things she had done throughout her childhood.

Then the bride's mother stood up to make a speech. She had an extremely refined speaking voice and she began with, "what a wonderfully long speech Richard, and what a great Imagination you must have, since you fucked off when the kids were 5". TheN without missing a beat she went on with her speech.

ohtheholidays Thu 13-Apr-17 23:44:02

Went to a wedding of a relative(not a close one)my Dickhead brother(I'm NC with him)gets into a fight on the way to the reception,we arrive at the reception and the brother of the bride turns up with a massive black eye,his wife has assaulted him just before they left for the reception(they're still together many years later and he's been her carer for quite a while now)everyone looked shocked but nobody said anything and his wife acted as though nothing had happened.

One of my cousins got to bring a school friend of his(I was 13 they were 17)his friend asks to dance with me I say sure he gets so nervous within a couple of minutes of dancing with him he has a massive nose bleed all over the dance floor.

The marriage didn't last but she did go onto marry a really nice guy a few years later and they're still together and very happy.

TheySayIamparanoid Mon 20-Mar-17 02:33:33

My uncle got married years ago and they'd hired a coach for all the family to go down south for it- there was loads of us!

Anyway, uncle ended up coming back home with us on coach as he'd gone to find his bride, and found her in bed with her chief bridesmaid sad

MrsMoastyToasty Sun 19-Mar-17 23:13:09

I went to a wedding of a good friend. His bride's mother got so plastered at the reception that she pee'd herself and had to be carted off to her room by the bride's brothers.

ItsNachoCheese Sun 19-Mar-17 23:00:38

Placemarking to read later

Janey50 Sun 19-Mar-17 22:59:03

OMG Libra! You win!

ilovepixie Sun 19-Mar-17 16:31:07

A drunken 'friend' used a whole table worth of disposable cameras (given to guests) to photograph his penis. Yep his penis. At the table. 8 sets of 24 photos. He must have really been proud of it.

That's like something my partner would do!

glitterglitters Sun 19-Mar-17 15:48:32

*19 year old niece

glitterglitters Sun 19-Mar-17 15:46:02

At mine and dh's wedding his friend (who had a gf at the time) got horrendously drunk and tried to chat up, in succession my sister and then my bridesmaids who were my 29 yo old niece (sister's daughter), 17 yo niece and then tried to buy my 13 yo niece a drink thinking they were all in their 20s 😱

PyongyangKipperbang Sun 19-Mar-17 15:37:34

Just remembered one from when I was a kid. I was about 9 or 10 and my uncle got married. His best man decided that the best way he could honour the newlyweds was to strip completely naked and dance around the hall. My grandmother was about as catsbum as it was possible to be without sucking herself inside out. Us kids thought it was hilarious and the rest of the adults, my parents included, were too pissed to care.

My uncle talks of it with regret to this day, because he missed it, him and my aunt had already left for their honeymoon at that point!

PyongyangKipperbang Sun 19-Mar-17 15:33:42

OMG what is it with weddings and the the Dirty Dancing lift?!

I have seen it attempted a couple of times, it didnt go well either time although thankfully no injuries or major damage to anything other than egos and outfits! The best of the two would be the best man and the groom having a go at it, with the skinny groom attempting to lift the rugby playing best man. I was expecting him to get up in a Tom and Jerry way, squashed completely flat grin

MurphyDog5 Sun 19-Mar-17 15:31:59

My wedding... His Mother was a nightmare, I still can't decide if she had undiagnosed mental health issues or whether she was just a massive bitch. She spent most of day showing people a photo of her mother who had died about 5 years before & crying saying how much she missed her. She spent half an hour arguing that she didn't want to seated anywhere near her ex husband at the top table, holding up the meal. Given that there were only us, my parents, his parents, one bridesmaid & the best man at the top table it was pretty difficult to accommodate her request any more than we already had, she was at one end of the table, him at the other. She made a huge scene & said he should have to sit with his "new" wife, he'd been married to his "new" wife for the best part of 20 years. No one could understand what her problem was as they had always been reasonably amicable & had gotten divorced because she left him for another man who she went on to marry (they then divorced after she left him for another man...). She also went around telling half the guests that it wasn't common knowledge but I was pregnant & that's why my dress looked tight. I was NOT pregnant! My marriage ended in divorce, turned out my ex husband was as bat shit crazy as his mother!

HappyFlappy Sun 19-Mar-17 12:24:15

Well, if this is Zombie threads for you, then Roll On The Apocalypse!


Inarightpickleandchutney Sun 19-Mar-17 09:16:43

Two guests at my wedding attempted to recreate the magical moment of romance and dancing genius that is the final scene of Dirty Dancing.

Funnily enough after several hours of partying the lift went wrong and both of them had to be treated at A&E for concussion...

RMogs Sun 19-Mar-17 09:07:09

Reading these has made me very relieved that there weren't any dramas at our wedding.
I did announce at a wedding of my uncle to a woman that I really didn't like "Aunty can't dance" after the first fairness I was about 6 and had been taking dance lessons since I was 2 so kind of knew what I was talking about. I don't think I ever saw the woman again.

ShamonMoFo Sun 19-Mar-17 08:20:12

My not so DB and his even worse brides wedding was atrocious.
They NEVER smiled the whole day hence the awful wedding photos my DM hides in her spare room.
They chose my DNephew aged 16 to be BM and forced a speech on him where he thanked ALL the family dogs but none of the actual people.
The cake (shaped as a bus) arrived with the names Kaye & Ian piped on.... their names are NOT Kaye & Ian!shock

Pollaidh Sat 18-Mar-17 23:34:06

Nothing on some of the stories here, and I found all the blips hilarious anyway.

- My two brides-men got so pissed the night before that instead of arriving early on the morning (one of them was also pre-wedding photographer), they arrived minutes before the wedding. So no getting ready photos.
- They were starving, and I ended up feeding them my lunch. My dress-maker had to dress them.
- The registrar put the wrong details on the preceding couple's certificate, causing delay so I arrived (squashed in a taxi with 4 people as the taxi booking had been lost) and made my entrance on the street outside where the guests were all still queuing.
- Registrar then also got OUR certificate details wrong and had to redo it.
- A guest decided that this was the right moment to repeatedly phone DH to ask him to sort out their childcare at the hotel. So DH was phoning nannies outside the registrar's office.
- I was nauseous with morning sickness (not helped by the brides men having nicked my lunch).
- A guest threw an entire glass of wine down my dress (thankfully champagne).
- Caterers forgot the knife, so I had to brave the venue kitchens, in my wedding dress, to find a carving knife for the cake-cutting.

And why do people bring extra guests, or children, when no children invited, and then feed them, which upsets other guests who have paid for babysitters and want to know why their kids were excluded?

BoboBunnyH0p Sat 18-Mar-17 22:43:34

I help my DH who is a wedding photographer, some of these we have witnessed or have been told about by the couple when we deliver their photos.
One of the wedding the brides df during his speech made several references to the fact that this was her second wedding, he then proceeded to Deliver a long and bizarre speech that was basically all about him.

At another wedding some drunken guests attempted to steal one of the hotel statues and damaged it. The hotel then tried to get the B&G to pay for it.

I've witnessed badly behaved children, there was about 20 children various ages and their wedding favour was a sock monkey each. All the kids then decided to run round swinging these monkeys about totally unchecked by their parents who were enjoying a drink. I don't know how the wedding cake didn't get knocked over which had been put in the centre of the room and the chaos.

There was also the mil who wore exactly the same colour as the bridesmaids, despite the bride asking her not too. I then overheard mil telling a guest that she didn't realise it was the same shade because her outfit was apple green and bridesmaids were in sage green. The bride had seen the outfit before the wedding and asked mil to change it and told her why.

Lindy2 Sat 18-Mar-17 22:42:04

Weirdest behaviour I've seen at a wedding was where within the first minute of the first dance the bride's dad interrupted and danced the rest with of the dance with his daughter, leaving the groom standing and watching.
The friends and family of the groom (us) stood speechless. The bride's friends and family didn't bat an eyelid.
The marriage lasted less than a year. She had their honeymoon baby and kicked him out......,

YummyBelicious Sat 18-Mar-17 22:28:50

I once turned up to a wedding that had been cancelled the day before, as the bride and groom had been arrested 😀😀😀

user1471505498 Sat 18-Mar-17 22:08:22

I invited some work colleagues to our evening do. They added all their drinks to our tab, leaving us to pay about £130 on their behalf! BIL, who was the best man, had to cover it, as DH and I had left by then. We only heard about this after coming back from m our honeymoon. We reimbursed him of course.
I'd left my job as I moved away when I got married so I never got the opportunity to confront my ex-colleagues, but I do think, what cheek??

honeyharris Sat 18-Mar-17 21:58:24

Friend of mine was a bridesmaid. Got steaming and invaded the stage at the night do where there was a Rolling Stones tribute band, embracing the drummer and screeching 'I can't get no Ronnie Wood'.

elmo1990 Sat 18-Mar-17 21:25:01

Not quite on the same league as some of these but at my mum's wedding, some ramdomner gatecrashed the reception (local hotel so other users). He was undone by claiming to be a friend of the bride to my mum's best friend. Needless to say he was promptly escorted out by the management

MadJeffBarn Sat 18-Mar-17 21:08:06

My dad was awful at his sisters (my aunts) wedding. Tried hitting on one of the bridesmaids (yes he was married to my mum at the time) and got into a fight with her boyfriend. Got insanely drunk, caused alot of aggro by being the kind of truthful only drunk people can be, made a lot of people cry, proceeded to strip in various places around the hotel. Next morning me and my sisters were sent on a mission by my very sore headed father to find the various misplaced parts of his rented suit.

At my uncles wedding i was the badly behaved guest. I got very drunk very quickly, almost smashed a glass door by falling through it, got abit emotional towards the next and was put to bed by my boyfriend. Woke up an hour later, and for whatever reason decided to rejoin the party, forgetting to get dressed again. I went down to the lobby in my bra and pj bottoms. Thankfully most of the guests had gone home by this point but it was my mum's boyfriend who spotted me wandering around in my underwear and called my mum over to put me to bed. I was 24 blush

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