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People Share Their Wildest True Groomzilla Stories

The prevailing belief that a wedding is all about the bride has led to widespread stories about bridezillas. But just as brides sometimes go to extreme lengths to control their big day and make it all about them, grooms who demand too much have turned many a wedding day into a nightmarish hell for everyone else. 

Reddit is filled with groomzilla horror stories that show just how intolerable men can be when it comes to celebrating their marriage. Friends, family, overworked wedding planners, photographers, bartenders, and others share their stories of grooms who got their tux in a twist and took a demented turn as the big moment approached.

For more nuptial nightmare stories, be sure to also check out our worst honeymoon horror stories!

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  • He Was Just Not Prepared 

    From Redditor /u/bebemochi:

    The venue had been booked for the reception only - ceremony off-site. Nobody arrived at the booked time. Three hours later, my catering manager is about to order everyone to pack up, but the groom miraculously called and said they were on the way.

    Later the photographer told me he had been three hours late to the ceremony. He hadn't even picked up his tux until two hours after the scheduled start time and they still had no idea where he had been the whole time. The poor bride was six months pregnant and puking the whole time.

  • He Accused The Venue Of Theft

    From Redditor /u/neonchinchilla:

    A groom from a wedding we just did is claiming the venue they used stole from them because he didn't receive wedding presents from all of his guests, and he's 100% certain every single one brought them something (they requested money, by the way - only money).

    So now he's wanting to sue the venue while also calling all of his guests to make sure they gave him money for his wedding gift. This one is more fun to watch burn.

  • His Bride Would Never Rock 'N' Roll

    From Redditor /u/AnUnsungBard:

    Part-time DJ here. I was doing a wedding reception and played "I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock 'n' Roll)." Groom strolls up, starts pulling wires out of my main speaker, saying, "That was clearly on the do-not-play list!"

    I explained very clearly that I requested that list weeks ago but never got one. Then he tried to say that I should have known not to play it, because, "Does my wife look like a rock-and-roll wh*re? "

    He wasn't even that drunk. I didn't know what the f*ck was happening.

  • He Had A Few Too Many The Night Before

    From Redditor /u/OskeewowwowIL:

    The only groomzilla moment I've been a party to is when the groom got way too sh*t-housed with us the night before and showed up to the wedding hungover as sh*t. Like could barely keep it together.

    Luckily one of the [groomsmen] was in med school and happened to have some IV banana bags stashed at home for his own hangovers, so we told him to get it. He picked them up, ran the IV, pumped the guy full of BC Powder and coffee, and had another groomsman's girlfriend throw [on] a bit of makeup to hide the bags under his eyes.

    No one knew sh*t, so I guess we did a good job. But he was in deep sh*t with his wife when she found out like a few years later at another of the group’s weddings. He was tipsy and the story slipped out. Idiot... it was the perfect crime.