When it comes to weddings, there’s a lot of pressure to get everything right. After all, you’re only supposed to get one. But sometimes that build-up of tension can explode in the most spectacular ways—and it’s not always the bridezilla who crumbles. Whether it’s the “happy” couple, the wedding party, a family member, or event staff, these wild stories of wedding drama left us with our jaws on the floor.
1. Does Anyone Here Object To This Union?
A few years ago, my family and I got invited to my second cousin’s wedding. The bride (my cousin) and groom were wonderful people in their mid-twenties who had known each other since middle school. They were very much in love and had been deemed “the perfect couple” by our entire family. The wedding was exquisite, too.
It was a large outdoor wedding with beautiful decorations and flowers everywhere. It was a shame it ended up being nearly ruined. First of all, the bride and groom had to wait 45 minutes because the groom’s mother was late. She showed up in a fancy white dress that could rival the bride’s and insisted on being in all the pre-wedding photos, which made it hard to tell who was the bride and which visibly upset the actual bride.
The groom’s mother then started verbally attacking the bride on her appearance, among other things, which left her close to tears. Then, when it came time to say the vows, the best man stepped forward—and what he said left us all in total shock. He professed his undying love for the bride, saying that he’d been in love with her ever since high school.
He proceeded to list all the things he loved about her including some pretty explicit things he said he wanted to do to her. He claimed he knew she felt the same way, but the bride just shook her head, looking extremely uncomfortable and even a little bit scared. He was escorted out of the premises unwillingly. And to top it all off, the groom’s ex-girlfriend decided it was the right time to object to their marriage.
She claimed that it should have been her at the altar with the groom. But after that whole mess was taken care of, the bride and groom got married and the wedding party was still awesome. Despite the shaky wedding, they’re still as happy a couple as they were before the wedding, and they’ve been married for five years and have two beautiful little girls.
Like I said. A very dramatic wedding.