A wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of a young person's life. There's nothing more joyous than being surrounded by loved ones and saying 'I do' to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Unfortunately, not every couple gets to make it down the aisle. Below are some of the worst instances of bachelor and bachelorette parties gone wrong. In this list you'll find tragic accidents, stupid mistakes, and even instances of murder that completely derailed bachelor or bachelorette parties. If you want to throw your own party, it's best if you try to avoid these mistakes.
Groom Murdered by His Friends at Bachelor Party
Probably the biggest tip for throwing a bachelor party is not inviting people who might murder you. It's a lesson that groom-to-be Ramsey Raulinautis unfortunately found out the hard way. During his bachelor party, Raulinautis took his friends out, but the night went very differently than he anticipated. It ended with Raulinautis severely beaten and then set on fire by his "friends." His fiance, Mandy Hammond, had to identify the body, but she could hardly tell it was him. "I could barely recognize him, he had horrific injuries and burns." Maybe this should be stressed again: don't surround yourself with people who want you dead.
Drunk Driver Leaves Bride-to-be Clinging For Life
In Long Island, New York, a limo carrying an eight-person bachelorette party was struck by a drunk driver after a night of merry celebration. Four of the women were killed on-site, but the bride was rushed to the hospital where she remained in critical condition. The driver of the truck that hit them was identified as 55-year-old Steven Romeo, and after initially fleeing the scene of the crime, he was apprehended a short time later. Romeo was arraigned from his hospital bed on a mighty $1 million bond, and pleaded not guilty.
Beware the Tractor-Trailer
While out celebrating her bachelorette party in a fancy stretch limousine, bride-to-be Sunshine Royston was tragically killed in Baltimore when a tractor-trailer slammed into her ride in the wee hours of the morning. Early reports suggest the tractor-trailer was at fault for not yielding the right of way, and what should have been a night of fun ended in horror. Royston suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital a little while later. Her stepfather was quoted saying, "They thought they did the right thing by not going out drinking and driving and guess what? You do the right thing and it still doesn't pay off."
Altercation at Bachelor Party Leaves Groom-to-be Dead
Jacob Jarozewski seemed to be doing everything right. He had asked his girlfriend's father for permission to marry his daughter and the two lovebirds were all set to spend the rest of their lives together. Unfortunately, their dream wedding never went through, as Jarozewski was found dead at his bachelor party just two weeks before his wedding. Results remain hazy and no charges were ever officially filed, but what we do know is that Jarozewski's body was found unresponsive at a house party and he was shortly pronounced dead. Police say a fight at the party had broken out and Jarozewski was placed in a choke hold and died. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head and neck. "He was full of life and always had a smile on his face," Jarozewski's would-be father-in-law said about him, "He made my daughter very happy."