Dream weddings can turn nightmarish really, really fast when the crowd gets liquored up, the caterer doesn’t show, and the crazy ex-girlfriend won’t stop hitting on the groom. We collected Reddit users’ craziest stories about when they came for the “I do’s” and stayed for the drama.
The bride passed out.
Dinner was supposed to start at 6 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., the bride fainted from lack of food. This was after another 2-1/2 hours of cousins and aunts and uncles giving speeches, poems and songs, one after another. Why they didn’t do this after the food was served I will never know. – Tinycowz
The kids went wild.
All kids under 10 years old smeared wedding cake and food all over each other. – a_sheila
The caterer was a no-show.
I know of a couple […] who used nearly all of their $1,000 budget on a food truck guy who makes bomb-a** BBQ. Well, wedding day rolls around and BBQ guy still hasn’t shown up to the reception hall. They are calling him and he isn’t answering. Turns out he forgot about the wedding and didn’t prep any food. So he rushes to the grocery store and buys them out of cold cut meats and top shelf bread. He manages to prep 200 sandwiches, coleslaw, and beans in about 2 hours. From what I hear – other than the food – the reception was amazing, and the BBQ guy felt so bad he gave the bride and groom free food for life from his food truck. – swanyMcswan
Someone ordered KFC.
Went to a wedding once where the caterer messed up the food so bad that it was basically inedible. They ended up “making up for it” by ordering a massive amount of chicken from KFC. The reception was literally just KFC meals. – BlueWukong
There was nowhere to sit.
There were no tables and chairs. Like none. They had an open bar but no f***ing chairs. Everyone had to put their drink on the ground and hold their plate to eat. Everyone just assumed that some sort of terrible thing happened where the tables and chair people didn’t bring them, but afterwards I asked [the bride] what happened and she just said, “Oh we would have had to pay extra for that.” – tsim12345
The party favor was food poisoning.
The caterers didn’t show up for cocktail hour. Apparently they got lost and couldn’t find the giant hotel or the banquet hall right inside the main door. Then, at the reception, the DJ had technical difficulties and could only play CDs. People got food poisoning from the chicken entree. [The bride] got red wine spilled on her dress. And the cake collapsed before they got…