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20 People Share Their Worst Stories Of Wedding Proposals Gone Wrong

List RulesVote up the worst wedding proposals.

Both brides and grooms to-be generally hope that the story of their proposal is a happy and romantic one. But that isn't always the case - sometimes the person being asked says no, or the circumstances of the asking are horribly unromantic. So here are some examples: true accounts of wedding proposals gone wrong, as told by those involved or those who saw everything that went down. Check them out, and don't forget to vote up the marriage proposal stories you think are the worst!

  • 1
    51 VOTES

    He Basically Held Her Hostage

    Posted by u/dtigerkat:

    I work at Universal Studios in Orlando a few months ago and I watched a Fear Factor Live show. One of the stunts a lady is in a chair with a plexiglass box around her head. Her arms are strapped down as well. Someone spins a wheel and what ever it lands on goes on her head. Either snakes, scorpions, spiders or cockroaches.

    This girl is the contestant in the chair her manpanion spins the wheel. It lands on scorpions so they do the stunt. At the end her man gets the mic and says his spiel while the girl is still strapped in the chair. 

    ...Great way to start the marriage.

    Bad proposal?
  • 2
    96 VOTES

    Roll Tide!

    Posted by u/wanderso24:

    I sure did. This happened three years ago. Some friends and I decided to road trip down to Orlando and go to the amusement parks like a couple of 21 year old children. Well we were in one of the Disney parks (magic kingdom perhaps?) and I saw one of the craziest rednecky things ever.

    So we're looking at a map figuring out the plan of action and all of a sudden we hear "Boy, what the hell do you think you're doing?" Some guy, like 5 feet away, was on his knee with a ring out in front of a girl, and an older guy was next to him yelling. This is where it gets weird. The guy said "that's your damn cousin you f*ckin' idiot, get off your goddamn knees before I beat the p*ss out of you."

    This obviously got our attention. The guy doing the proposal (who I will call George Michael from now on) started crying and said "but I love her and I want her to be my wife and you and no one else can stop this from happening... will you be my wife?" The girl looked at him and said "why are you doing this? don't you ever talk to me again! I hate you for this!" And she ran off. Then George Michael ran in the other direction. The older dude was p*ssed off beyond belief and the rest of the family. I wanted to clap but I felt like I would've been killed.

    Bad proposal?
  • 3
    123 VOTES

    An Unsanitary Proposal

    Posted by u/cgatlanta:

    Worked in a restaurant in the early 90’s and a waitress told this story...

    She was on a date with her boyfriend and they both got back to her place. He want to the bathroom and then she went in. While in there he calls to her “hey did you see what I left you?”

    She said, “I’m not looking in there, you’re gross”.

    She then opened the door to asked him what the hell?

    He then said “you ruined the surprise, I taped your engagement ring to the underside of the seat cover”.

    (Sad, but) true story.

    Bad proposal?
  • 4
    57 VOTES

    He Didn't Think Of The Implications

    Posted by u/postmodulator:

    A guy I knew (a really stupid guy) got his girlfriend a diamond ring as a birthday present, not intending any larger message.

    She unwrapped it and said, "Oh, Stupid Guy! Of course I will!"

    He went through with it rather than deal with the awkwardness.

    Didn't last.

    Bad proposal?