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'What is the worst thing you've ever seen happen at a wedding?'

'What is the worst thing you've ever seen happen at a wedding?'

Written by Katie Byrne

Reddit users have shared the most cringeworthy and downright awkward moments they've ever witnessed when attending a wedding - from fighting family members to awkward speeches...


Earlier this month, a user of social network Reddit posed the innocent question: 'What is the worst thing you've ever seen happen at a wedding?'

It turns out, as it happens, people have seen some truly awful things at weddings, with dozens and dozens of users sharing their experiences.

From family tragedies to drunken speeches - read some of the more jaw-dropping tales below.

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"Divorced father of the groom started up about how much better his new wife was compared to his old wife, during his speech." Vadersballhair

"The sister of the bride who wasn't invited showed up drunk and got in a fight with the bride until the father of the bride broke it up by putting the sister in a choke hold and dragging her out of the venue. The bride was surprisingly fine afterwards." PaulSmith4908

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"One of my wife’s coworkers got married this past summer. Her father passed away from a fatal heart attack the morning of the wedding but her family insisted and convinced her to go in with it, so she did. It was awkward as hell and nobody in the building made it through without crying, even the minister." chipmunksyndrome

"Bridal face plant followed by a girdle breaking which led to the dress ripping." RedIcingGuy

"I was an attendant in my best friend's wedding. Her father walked her down the aisle and while he was not visibly drunk, he had a hard time walking behind her to sit in the pew. He stepped on her dress ripping it from her back down to her ass (her thong was red). They had to stop the wedding so that she could find safety pins." 3Suze

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"Bride thought it would be cute to have her newborn deliver the rings. Newborn decided it was a good time to puke all over the rings." xigrimxreaperix

"Went to wedding of someone from my church a few years back. When it came time to say the vows, he pulls out a sheet of paper and reads on for like 5 minutes, getting really intimate and pouring his heart out to her. It was kind of awkward tbh. But the icing on the cake was her response. When he was done, she just giggled loudly and awkwardly and got out "ditto!" That's it. That was her wedding vow. So freaking awkward." FutbolMasta

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"I went to a wedding recently and the groom is from Mexico. His entire family was absent from the wedding because half of them suffered from the earthquake and the other half is nervous about traveling to America in general. Halfway through the reception, the DJ turns on the Rocky theme song, gets on the mic and says something along the lines of, “We wanted to do something special for the happy couple because they are so special, so here you go...”. Simultaneously, a foldable wall was being lifted slowly into the air to reveal something. The groom began weeping and people were clapping, all assuming it would be his family behind the divider to surprise him. It ended up being the desert table...that they paid for...that was planned anyway. It was pretty heartbreaking to watch." katespeanut

"The bride's nephew (about seven, I think?) was the ring bearer. Instead of sitting at the front after he made it down the aisle, he decided to do karate moves in front of (and sometimes behind) the couple during the entire ceremony. He's in almost all their photos." rosebradwardine

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"I worked at a wedding venue for 4 years. Having to stop a Bride's Stepdad from hitting her over the head with a chair was a highlight. The whole room were just fighting with each other, the best man kicked the Mother in Law." UknowNOTHINjon

"For the bouquet toss, a middle-aged guy forced his middle-aged girlfriend out onto the floor, then stood by her so she couldn't leave. The bouquet was caught by an excited little girl. The guy proceeded to yank the bouquet out of the little girl's hands, gave it to his middle-aged girlfriend, then ran off the floor cheering loudly to high-five one of his buddies. The little girl ran away crying." xjrob85

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"Was at a wedding this summer. The groom's family absolutely tore their son/brother apart during the speeches. They didn't say one loving thing, and went on to talk about all the mistakes he made during this life. The worst thing they brought up was how he was responsible for a car accident that put someone in a coma. I was cringing." haveagreatsummerhags

"I went to a wedding in a huge manor house on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The house was lit up by big floodlights in the floor pointing up at the house. When it got dark some guests ran inside to the bar/dancefloor and shouted at people to come outside and look. A man and a woman, who met for the first time at the wedding, were having sex below one of the floodlights but didn't realise that their gyrations were being projected 50 feet high on to the side of the house!" Taucher1979

See the conversation in full on Reddit.

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