We’ve asked our audience to reveal their best stories of weddings gone awry. What stories do you have?
“I once went to a wedding where they only played techno music at the reception, leaving all the older people who were looking forward to a few nice slow dance to sit sadly in their chairs.” -Lindsay B.
“We had friends who got married at Longwood Towers in the middle of a heat wave, and there was no electricity, so the air conditioning, lights, etc. were out. They got married by candlelight. There was one generator, which they used for the DJ. People were sweltering.” -Michelem
“My niece’s wedding. Her best friend/maid of honor forgot her very important (and ultimately vacuous) speech at the ceremony–three tries- and finally asked out loud for her Blackberry to get her back on track.” -Styler Divine
“I know of one where the guests were taking bets at the rehearsal dinner to see how long the marriage would last. (6 months)” -Nancy T
“My cousin’s husband (to be) fainted at the altar while the minister was doing the vows.” -Linda W
“My son’s wedding was held at Hammond Castle in Magnolia, MA–a medieval castle on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. It POURED cats and dogs and no one could even see the ocean, let alone go outside and enjoy the grounds and the view. The castle has lots of little rooms and the one in which the wedding cake was placed sprang a leak and dripped on the cake and the guests. The kids (the wedding party and young friends) took it all in good humor and wore plastic swimming tubes to mock the day, and my son was/is happily married despite the weather and the failure of everyone to fully enjoy the location.” -Robert E.
“At one wedding I was introduced to 55 previously unknown cousins (my grandfather had 7 brothers) and at another the best man (me) forgot he was supposed to prepare a toast to the couple (but I faked it well enough).” -Gentle Viewer
“the bride had slept with the sister of the groom…. and the groom’s teenage younger brother as well… of course only a few of us knew this….this was the 70’s…” -psychojock