This article was originally published on BrideWired
A wedding is supposed to be filled with joy and love. But sometimes, things come up that no one could've planned for. With stress, mothers-in-law, last-minute venue changes, and more, you never know what kind of craziness will come up during the marriage ceremony or party. But the good news is that this craziness provides good laughing material for later. So don't be shy; take a look at the real wedding mishaps below - you'll either learn some important lessons for your big day or decide to be eternally single. Either way, you'll be laughing.
Who's The Bride?
When you go to a wedding, there are unspoken rules everyone has to follow. Don't get too drunk, don't get in a fight, and whatever you do, don't show up in a white dress. Traditionally, the bride is the only one who should be wearing white because it is her big day, and she is the center of attention.
Unless the invitation stated for people to wear white, or the bride approved your white gown, it is so rude to show up looking like the bride. The bride seems angry with the guest, who decided to steal the spotlight. It was an uncomfortable situation to witness.
The Fool Who Went And Ripped His Pants
Remember that episode of Spongebob Squarepants when he rips his pants, and everyone laughs at him. Well, this groomsman danced so hard he split his pants just like Spongebob. However, he wasn't going to let this wardrobe malfunction get in the way of having a good time.
Not only did he dance so hard he split his pants, but that also means the party was fantastic. This is one wedding moment people will never forget, and they have pictures to relive the moment forever.
Wedding Cake Disaster
Wedding cakes require lots of time and energy from skilled bakers, and the bride and groom put a lot of thought into this element of their wedding. Some cakes cost hundreds of dollars, and they look like edible art. When this newlywed couple was about to cut their magnificent cake, disaster struck.
Something happened with the table, and the cake went tumbling to the ground. The bride said she felt like everything was happening in slow-motion as their expensive cake crashed to the floor. They tried to grab the table, but it was too late; the cake was a goner.
Wedding Day Flare-Up
When you get married, you hope to feel and look your best. There will be so many pictures taken, so everyone wants their makeup and skin to look beautiful. Unfortunately for Queen Bey's sister, Solange, she was not having the best skin day for her wedding.
During the reception, something made her face break out in hives, and she had all these bumps on her face. After the wedding, Solange tweeted that she took a Benadryl and blamed the flare-up on the hot Louisiana weather.
Be Careful What You Eat On The Big Day
Wedding disasters happen to celebrities too! When Hilary Duff got married in 2010, her day was not off to a good start. She had been dieting to stay trim for the big day, and while she was getting ready, she wanted to eat a bagel. Unfortunately, Duff broke her tooth on the bagel.
Duff enjoyed her first bagel in a long time, and it was soft, and everything was fine until she spits her tooth out in her hand. When she went on Chelsea Lately, she told the talk show host that her wedding planner was able to book an emergency dentist appointment just in time to make it back for the ceremony.
Jumping For Joy
When you pick people for your wedding party, you want to choose those who are the most special to you and people who will hype you up throughout the wedding experience. The woman on the far right was overly enthusiastic when she was asked to jump in the air for a picture.
As she jumped, her bouquet broke, and daisies rained down like a botanical storm. It is better to have an excited wedding party rather than people who do not care. This woman was probably the life of the party later that night though.
Bride And Groom Take A Tumble
Once the ceremony is over, the bride and groom are filled with excitement and love. Some people hold hands as they walk away from the altar, and one man decided to show off his "macho-ness" by carrying his bride away. However, he failed to remember that he didn't have the upper body strength of his football playing highschool self.
Instead of gracefully whisking her away, the groom slipped on the muddy grass, and the couple came crashing to the ground. The bride's dress was covered in mud and grass stains, and the groom was pretty embarrassed. At least they have a memorable wedding story to tell their future children.
You May Now Kiss Your Dinosaur
One of our favorite wedding traditions is the "first look" between the bride and groom. It is an intimate moment shared between the couple right before the ceremony so they can see each other for the first time. Usually, it is filled with tears of joy, but this one was tears of laughter.
When the groom turned around, expecting to see his beautiful bride, he was met by the face of a dinosaur. He burst into laughter, knowing his soon-to-be wife got into the inflatable suit just to make him laugh. They got some pretty amazing pictures to capture this hilarious scene.
Here Comes The Bride, Time To Run
Everyone loves to see the groom's reaction as his bride walks down the aisle. Usually, photographers will capture his reaction, and it is heartwarming. In this instance, the groom was caught entirely off guard. He thought he was making a calm, composed face. But when he saw the pictures, it was something else.
He looks like he is about to take off running because he got cold feet. We wonder what the bride thought when she saw her soon-to-be husband looking terrified as she approached the altar. We would love to see her reaction at this moment.
Don't Let Go!
Wedding pictures are important to most couples, and they will go to great lengths to take the perfect photo. The couple wanted to get a beautiful shot in the rowboat after they said "I do," but it turned into a scene out of Titanic. The boat filled with water, and they were thrown into the cold lake.
It was a cute idea, but not great enough to ruin the clothes that they were supposed to wear for the rest of the evening. Now they can look back on this moment and laugh, but at the moment, it was a cold, wet mess that was quite embarrassing.
Garter Toss Gone Wrong
Like the bouquet toss for women; the garter toss is a rally for men to see who will be the next to get married. Although in reality, it is mostly just a contest of who can catch the best, and if the groom can throw behind his head. This groom didn't have the best aim, and the garter got stuck on a hanging decoration.
One of the groomsmen decided he really wanted to get the garter, so his supportive boys hoisted him up to the chandelier. Things went south quickly, and he was swinging from the chandelier while the garter had fallen to the ground. It was a garter toss no one would forget.
Wedding Day Munchies
When you are getting ready for your wedding, you try to eat healthily and exercise to look your best. Some people cut out things from their diet leading up to the wedding, and then they are starving once the big day rolls around.
This bride was craving a burger before she walked down the aisle, so her maid of honor fulfilled the request. She even snapped a picture to commemorate the moment. Don't worry; they put lots of protection so the dress wouldn't get ruined before she walked down the aisle.
Down She Goes
Once the ceremony concludes, and the couple walks outside of the church where the groom can steal another kiss for the perfect romantic shot. This groom decided to dip his blushing bride for the cameras, but he forgot to bring her back up.
He literally swept her off her feet but didn't keep her up in the air. The bride did take a tumble, but thankfully no one was injured in this situation. Luckily for us though, the cameras were there to capture this hilarious moment that the groom will never live down.
No Need For Bathroom Breaks On Her Wedding Day
On your wedding day, many brides choose to wear sexy undergarments for their first night with their husband. However, with the big gown and intricate lingerie, bathroom breaks are challenging. The bride usually requires a team of people to help her use the restroom without ruining the dress.
This bride had different plans for her big day. Instead of losing precious dance time, she wore a diaper under her dress. She didn't have to deal with the hassle of using the restroom, and she could savor every moment of her big day.
Watch Your Step
When some women get married, they choose ball gowns with a long flowing train or veils that trail off as they walk down the aisle. Usually, there is someone to hold the veil so that the bride doesn't trip, and no one steps on it, but as weddings go, things don't always go as planned.
This bride was making her way out of the church with her husband, and someone stepped on her veil. As it was pinned tightly into her hair, stepping on it pulled her head back in pain. She does not look too pleased with this misstepping guest.
This adorable couple decided to embrace the scenery at their rustic venue and took pictures in the nearby field. It was a beautiful backdrop that matched their woodland wedding attire, but they didn't expect this uninvited guest. The bride's bouquet looked like a tasty snack for the intrusive deer.
Although they were fine, they didn't want to scare the cute animal. It was fun for everyone involved and made for a great photo to look back on. The bride said it was like something out of a movie, and they didn't care because they were riding on a post-wedding high.
This Stall Is Occupied
Weddings can get a little out of hand sometimes, especially when there is an open bar. People take advantage of the free unlimited alcohol, and they forget about their drinking limits. It's also a celebration, so people want to enjoy the party. However, you might see some interesting things by the end of the night.
This guest had one too many shots and passed out in the bathroom. Someone stumbled upon him, and you can bet he is never going to live this thing down. When his wedding roles around, someone is going to mention this in one of the speeches.
Till Death Do You Part
In most wedding vows, it says "in sickness and in health, till death do us part." Most people assume that death is nowhere in the near future, but this couple had barely made it off the altar before a near-death experience. As they were sitting down for a post-wedding interview, something started to fall from above.
The couple heard something cracking above them, and they quickly ran as a branch fell from above. It landed right where they had just been sitting, which could have seriously injured them. That would have been a damper on their special day. Luckily, they were unharmed and continued to enjoy the wedding.
"There Was A Bee On Her Face"
When you look back on your wedding video, you want to relive all the special moments of the day. This couple captured something they will never forget while they were saying their vows. In their wedding video, you can see the groom go to slap his bride across the face, but it's not what you think.
While it may seem awful, the groom actually noticed a bee on her and was trying to kill it so it wouldn't sting the bride. Everyone was so confused and a little worried too - but he made sure to mention that he was trying to help his wife not get stung.
Here Falls The Bride
When this couple got married, their photographer asked them to leave the church before the guests. This was to get clear shots of them walking out of the venue. Unfortunately, there were steps to get to the sidewalk, and the bride's dress was too much for her to walk in.
As she came down the stairs, she tripped over her dress and started to fall face forward. Luckily her new husband quickly reacted and grabbed her, but it sent him spinning into the crowd. He ended up ripping his pants in the fiasco, but the bride's dress was left unharmed.
Every Wedding Needs A Little Drama
When you have children at your wedding, you never know how they are going to act when the day rolls around. This couple had one of their little relatives as the flower girl, and once her job was done, she was not ready to give up the spotlight.
During the silent prayer, the flower girl saw her big moment waiting and went for it. She threw herself on the ground and wiggled around until the prayer was finished. Everyone tried to hold in their laughter, including the bride and groom, but it was too hilarious. The venue filled with laughter and the flower girl knew this would not be her last performance.
While some people choose to get married in churches or indoor venues, others take advantage of the beautiful beaches where they live. However, when you get married on the beach, you have the problem of random people watching your wedding because public beaches can't be completely rented out.
When this couple got married on the beach, an unwelcomed guest crashed the ceremony. He must have mistaken their archway for a fire hydrant. However, this couple has now been married for seven years, so maybe the dog was blessing them.
"Help, I Forgot The Rings!"
One of the most important roles in a wedding is the maid of honor or the best man. They are there to help the bride and groom with anything they need throughout the planning period and the day of the wedding. Sometimes their duties include being in charge of the rings on the big day.
The woman in the beige dress was the maid of honor at her sister's wedding, and she was supposed to have the rings during the ceremony. During the ceremony, she realized she forgot them in her room and tried to get her parent's attention, so they could run and get them. The photographer captured the subtle interaction.
First Is The Worst, Second Is The Best
While marriages should be filled with love and laughter, sometimes they don't work out the first go around. At his friend's second wedding, the best man decided to start his speech with the line, "Welcome back, everyone." You can see he just roasted the groom, but everyone got a kick out of it.
While we can't say if the bride was too happy about this, the groomsmen were dying with laughter. If you can't learn to laugh at some of your past mistakes, then they will keep bothering you forever. Let's hope the second time is the charm, or he might hear, "Welcome back again" in another best man's speech.
"Run For Your Life, The Confetti Is Raining Down"
At traditional weddings, it is customary to throw rice at the bride and groom as they come out of the church. When this couple decided to have their wedding in a small Spanish village, they switched out the rice for a harvester that shoots out corn. Little did they know it wouldn't be as romantic as they planned
As the couple and their guests exited the church, they were met with hundreds of kilos of corn raining down on them. Everyone scrambled to get away from the corn pellets raining down from above. Next time you think about switching up traditions, go for something a little less painful.
"Has Anyone Seen The Priest?"
For some people, weddings are not exciting, especially if you work in the wedding industry and deal with couples every week. When it came time for this ceremony, no one could find the priest. It was just another day at the office for him, and he decided to catch up on his sleep while he waited for things to begin.
He must have forgotten to set an alarm because he was out like a light when the ceremony was supposed to begin. When it came time for the vows, the priest was still in a sleepy haze and said the wrong names. At least the bride and groom knew they were marrying.
Wedding cake toppers have gone out of style in recent years as more people turn to cupcake towers or dessert bars. For those who like to stick to tradition, little plastic brides and grooms still sit atop their tired cakes. This couple got married on a particularly windy day, and their cake didn't stand a chance.
After the wind took the groom, it was like the bride was saying "sayonara" to her plastic husband companion. At least the dog remained on the cake, which is the most crucial member of the family. People would be more upset if that was lost instead of the groom.
Who Wore It Better?
As a family member of the bride and groom, you are expected to dress your best because you will probably be in most of the pictures. Usually, the bride will give everyone a color scheme to stick to so that the family coordinates. This bride must have forgotten to tell her three grandmothers to get different dresses.
The grandmothers showed up in the same blue lace dress, so you know it must have been on sale at Macy's. The three women look lovely, and they all styled it in the same exact way. They all laughed about their similar taste in style, and it was hard to judge who wore it better.
No Iron, Big Problem
Surprisingly, there are many wedding shame groups on Facebook. From engagement ring shamers to people who pick apart the bride and groom's attire, people on the internet love to make fun of others. When this picture was posted on Facebook, the haters took to the comment section to talk about the groom's pants.
The groom's pants were noticeably wrinkled, which is usually something people take care of before pictures. One user on the wedding shamers group commented that the bride looks so beautiful, and she shouldn't have to take photos with pants as wrinkled as these. The internet is a harsh place.
Not The Right Ring Size
Although it is not a wedding photo, the engagement ring is the first step in the process. When this soon-to-be bride posted her engagement ring on Facebook, the picture made its way to the "You said yes, but your finger said no" group.
People couldn't believe her fiance didn't have the ring sized properly. They also found it odd that she would post this picture with dirt under her nails and no manicure. People on the internet are just trying to tear down this woman who is more excited about her engagement than a simple manicure.
Some couples like to make the wedding day extravagant with over the top ideas. Some couples choose wild destinations, while others have things like a horse-drawn carriage. Although it seems romantic in theory, these ideas can lead to dangerous outcomes, as seen here.
After the ceremony, this couple rode off in a horse-drawn carriage, but things went south quickly. The horse took off running, which sent the bride and groom flying. The bride had a black eye, broken wrist, and rib, while her husband got a concussion. The couple at least got to eat some cake before the family called an ambulance.
Beachside Bus Service
If people have their weddings away from the hotel where guests stay, they usually provide transportation to the service and reception. The bus driver for this wedding thought it would be helpful to drive the guests right into the beach, but he failed to consider if the vehicle could handle the sand.
The bus ended up getting stuck, and it had to stay there during the ceremony until a tow truck could come. At the time, the bride and groom weren't thrilled, but they now have a funny story to look back on with some unique pictures.
While it may be easy to love your significant other, it is not always the same for their families. Some people get along great with their in-laws, but some struggle especially when their significant other is a "momma's boy." When this couple was planning their wedding, the bride struggled to deal with her mother-in-law.
On the day of the wedding, the bride's mother-in-law showed up in a white wedding dress. It was so embarrassing, and the pictures looked like a "Where's Waldo: Bride edition." The mother-in-law didn't care because she was treating the event like it was her own wedding.
Sometimes, the wedding party will photobomb the couple during their pictures sessions, so they have funny memories. However, you never expect to be photobombed by a golf cart crash. The couple asked their friends for help to create dust in the background, and that is precisely what they got, plus a little extra.
When their friend was creating the dust with the golf cart, he lost control, and it tipped over. It wasn't the original look they were going for, but it made some truly memorable shots. That is something they will never forget from their big day.
Kill Two Birds With One Stone
When this couple got married, they didn't realize that their guests could also be drug tested right next door to the party. Thanks to the Oklahoma County Courthouse, the wedding guests can cross off some of the things on their to-do lists.
Hopefully, no one was getting married under the influence, but you never know these days. At the courthouse, they like to keep everything streamlined and efficient, so maybe these two things are in the same room for a reason.
Jesus Was Here
When people have their wedding photos taken, they expect some post-editing with the colors and maybe a little smoothing. However, some photographers take their creative freedom to the next level. This couple was not expecting their wedding pictures to turn out like this.
The photographer photoshopped Jesus on the sky, and they were shocked to see him photobombing their picture. They had to pick which ones they wanted from the proofs, and you can bet this was not one of the images they bought.
A Shiner Just In Time For The Wedding
When you look back on your wedding pictures, you can see all the happy memories from the big day. When this woman was getting married, her children were walking her down the aisle. Unfortunately, her son played hockey in the morning and got a black eye just in time for the ceremony.
When they look back at the wedding album, her son will always remember his hockey game and the scare he gave his mother on her wedding day. It was the talk of the wedding, though, so no one will ever forget it.
She Didn't Get The Memo About Proper Wedding Attire
Most guests understand the unspoken number one rule of wedding attire: do not wear white. This woman didn't get the memo because she showed up in a tight-fitting white gown that could have passed for a bridal dress. She posed for a picture with the newlyweds where you couldn't tell who the bride was.
Of course, this went viral on Facebook and made its way to the wedding shamers group. People did not hold back in the comments because it was pretty disrespectful. People said it looked like she purposely bought a wedding dress for someone else's big day.
"That's My Owner, You Can't Have Her"
Some people are so attached to their pets, they treat them like children. For those people, it would be criminal not to include their adorable animals in their wedding. This couple decided to have their puppy at their ceremony, but he was not a very good boy.
The dog was not happy that his mom was giving her attention to someone else, so he had to be carried away. The couple couldn't stop laughing while their dog tried to escape the arms of a family member. He was definitely a scene-stealer on the big day.
Bridesmaid Down, We Repeat, Bridesmaid Down
Some wedding photographers come up with weird photo ideas so that they can get the best shots. At this couple's wedding, the bridesmaids and the couple were asked to race for the beer cups, but running in dresses is not as easy as it looks.
As everyone raced for the beer, one bridesmaid tripped over her dress and face planted into the grass. Before the ceremony even started, she had a fat lip, and half her face was swollen. At least she will never forget this couple's wedding because of her injuries.
Rainy Wedding Days Are Good Luck
When you get married outside, you have to be prepared for any weather. When this couple got married, it was traditionally the hottest week of August; however, mother nature had a different plan. It was pouring rain throughout the ceremony, which is not what they planned.
Although it wasn't the heat they planned for, the couple took it as a sign of good luck. Their guests were good sports, and once the ceremony was over, the sun came out to make the day a little brighter. It was an unexpected element that made their wedding day even more special.
Flowers Are Flammable
When people choose centerpieces, they usually include some kind of candle to set a romantic mood for the evening. As the wedding party was waiting to make their grand entrance into the reception, one person noticed a centerpiece caught on fire from the candles.
Luckily the best man smothered the flames just in time for them to make their entrance onto the dance floor. With some quick thinking and moves, they saved the place from going up in flames. From now on, don't leave candles too close to flowers.
Left, Right, Dip, And Twirl
Usually, everyone is laughing and smiling when they dance at weddings; however, the photographer captured these two dancers with solemn faces. It looks like they are too focused on doing the right steps instead of enjoying the song.
Even though they look miserable, the couple was just focused on the moment and didn't realize they were on camera. While not everyone smiles every second of the party, it does look funny to see two people with such serious faces.