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People Describe Weddings Where The Bride And Groom Didn't Make It Down The Aisle

Updated July 1, 2019 125k votes 29.2k voters 1.8m views23 items

List RulesVote up the disastrous weddings you wish you could have witnessed.

These wedding disaster stories from Reddit range from the standard "someone cheating with their best friend" situation to full-on wedding brawls that end in torn-up wedding certificates. In most of these wedding fails, the couple in question didn't end up actually getting married, which really seems like it was for the best.

Wedding disasters have an almost mythical status because we all know how much time, money, and work goes into a wedding. Many imagine that weddings are fairytale beginnings to a new chapter of life - but what if the bride has been secretly sleeping with a bartender? Or the groom gets too drunk and feels comfortable acting horribly in front of all of his friends and family? No number of peony bouquets or cute photo booths can smooth over that type of drama.

These are the types of weddings you'd never forget. Look over this list of weddings where the couple didn't get married and vote up the disasters you wish you witnessed with your own eyes.

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    The Wedding Long Con

    From Redditor /u/PotCounts:

    My older brother got married to his girlfriend of 10 years. At the end of the party, when I and most of my brother's family had left, it all kicked off. Turns out she and my brother's best friend planned (for 3 years) for the marriage to happen so she could divorce him and take the house and live in it with the guy she'd been banging behind my brother's back.

    Little did she know that the house was in my dad's name and not my brother's (they have the exact same name). She was entitled to nothing. Last I heard her family abandoned her and so did her boyfriend.

    Wish you could've been there?
  • 6

    It All Worked Out For The Best

    From Redditor /u/Oscartha:

    I used to work with a girl named Ashley. She worked in my office a couple desks down. She was engaged to some guy I never met. He used to travel a lot for work or so I was told. We became pretty close friends and a couple of us were invited to the wedding. 

    Ashley's coworkers threw her a party for her wedding the weekend before. I went and had a great time. I had no idea the following would happen...

    A couple days before the wedding, while at work I heard some coworkers talking loudly that there had been something terrible. I went over to hear what was going on and I found out Ashley had called off the wedding. Family and friends from Utah had already flown in to see the wedding.

    Come to find out, the fiancé was actually a piece of sh*t low life. He had no job and was stealing from her. She decided not to go through with it.

    So three months after the canceled wedding, Ashley and I started dating. She told me later she had doubts about the marriage and had feelings for me. I didn't know I had them as well until after the ordeal.

    We have been married for five years now and have a son together. When people ask how we met, we leave that story out.

    Wish you could've been there?
  • 7

    Can You Imagine Being A Guest At This Wedding?

    From Redditor /u/br0wnb0y:

    This happened in Kolkata and my dad was present (we live in Canada). The couple had been introduced to each other and after like 6 months of hanging out and getting to know each other they got engaged. They had known each other for almost a year up to this point. These are well off people who are upper income range so it's not the village or anything, just to set the tone correctly.

    There had been events the day before the actual wedding ceremony, which about 500+ people attended and of course people talk, hence word got out...

    The evening of the wedding a group of people showed up and literally blocked the street so the groom couldn't come to the wedding venue.

    The groom had been banging (dating) a female [member] of said blockade family under the promise of getting married. Even introducing himself to her parents and family, planning a future date for his parents to meet hers. Mind you all, the (500+) guests had arrived and witnessed this.

    For about an hour there was a stand off and the information got back to the venue/bride and her family and they called off the wedding. The guests were half in shock, half trying to eat and drink as much as they could before the inevitable cancellation happened.

    The bride's family actually took the matter to court (expenses of the wedding and such) and the guy settled out of court with them. As well, they (the bride and her parents) personally went out and returned all the gifts they received... my dad didn't allow them to (return the gifts he had given them) and told her to keep them all, due to the circumstances.

    Wish you could've been there?
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    One More Reason Why You Shouldn't Get Too Drunk At Your Wedding

    From Redditor /u/rylinn:

    I worked a wedding where the couple broke up during the reception. The party was on the roof of the building, and there was a small pool. The groom got drunk and thought it would be funny to push the bride, in her full wedding gown, into the water. It was still pretty early in the reception.

    She stormed out and was taken home by a friend.

    Wish you could've been there?