We put so much cultural importance on weddings, that when they go wrong, it can be devastating. With months, maybe years of planning, thousands of dollars spent, and the hopes and dreams of a whole marriage foisted upon one day, it can easily be the highest-stakes event of one’s lifetime. I once went to a wedding that was supposed to be held outdoors, but the rain came just like the Alanis Morissette song. Luckily, there was a backup venue yards away, but I couldn’t help but feel bad for the happy couple. It was Seattle, after all, so they had it coming. And all told, that was a pretty minor goof on the spectrum of everything that can go wrong at a wedding.
Between miscellaneous family members with big personalities, flowing alcohol, and high emotionality, there’s a slew of disaster stories waiting to happen. So when Redditors opened the floor to share their wedding horror stories, there was a treasure trove to dig through.