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When you think about weddings, your mind goes to elaborate cakes, elegant brides, and astounding bouquets. A wedding is a time for celebration, a time to show off to your snooty relatives your happiness and success. But what happens when you plan a wedding with a little less class? Not every wedding can hit it out of the park, and some fail spectacularly. Read on and hold on to your vails, here is a list of some of the most tasteless weddings.
A wedding can mean many things to many different people, and we all find ways to carry on our various customs and traditions. This bride decided she wanted a name send-off for her wedding, saying goodbye to her old name before taking on her new one. This can be done in many different ways, some people like to light fireworks, others prefer floating lanterns, but this couple wanted to do something new.
This bride decided to tag her maiden name to a live fish with a monogrammed plack. When she sends this fish down the river, it’s supposed to take her "old life" with it. She'll just have to hope it's not caught up in a net for someone's dinner…
When you're single, it can seem that the plus one option on the wedding invitation is an impossible challenge. You could go stag, but then your cousin will rub it in your face for sure. You could ask that person you met on Tinder, but it's probably too soon for that. If you're really desperate, you could always ask your entire extended family and their children to come to the wedding with you.
This next couple had the shock of their lives when their invitation cards came back with a plus twenty, not to mention a few babies sprinkled in the mix. This wedding will be a full house.
For many couples who share a passion, the wedding day can be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate their shared interests. That being said, there are some passions that are better left out of the wedding day. These soon-to-be-newlyweds decided that their favorite show should play a part in their wedding, but maybe they should have thought twice before choosing The Handmaid's Tale for a wedding theme. Some may say that using the hanging wall as a photo op is in poor taste, but this couple would disagree.
These two Margaret Atwood fanatics thought a dystopian horror story would be the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos. Go big or go home when you're planning your special day.
There is so much that goes into planning a wedding. You have to send out the invitations, plan a dinner, create the perfect seating plan. In all these decisions, it's easy for a detail or two to go missing. Like this next couple didn't think to include a dress code in their invitations. You would hope that your guests would wear their Sunday best to your big day, but some people can't help but disappoint.
This wedding "go-er" decided he couldn't help but share his great conquest with everyone at the celebration. That shirt fits just a little more now that he can confidently say, "I pooped today!"
Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned rustic wedding? The views are gorgeous, the space is private, not to mention that barn venues are so much more affordable than a boring hotel hall. However, one thing you'll definitely want to think about is the bathroom situation. After you let your great uncle have free range on the open bar, you won't like him wandering into the cornfields to find a place to... relieve himself.
With all of the other wedding expenses, this husband thought he could save some money on porta-potty rentals. It's hard to tell what's classier, creating homemade cardboard urinals, or selling them used on Facebook Marketplace…
You've planned the perfect event, every detail is exactly as you imagined. When you start your walk down the aisle, you can see that every flower is blooming, your ring bearer made it the whole way down the aisle without tripping, and your guests are all adhering to your strict color scheme. But what's that? It's your cousin Billy in his "titties" hat. You knew it was too good to be true.
Not everything can go the way we want it to all of the time, even when we plan it as carefully as possible. We can create the perfect list, check it twice, but there's always a guy in a lewd baseball cap waiting to take center stage.
COVID restrictions have made planning weddings incredibly difficult. Some couples have had to go to pretty extreme lengths to have all of their Aunts and Uncles in attendance. Most rational people would tell the couple to size down their guest list or even wait a couple of years until the situation has calmed down. This was not an option for this couple, who found out that there were no capacity rules in parking lots.
Everyone who works in-office during the pandemic will have a great view of the reception party. However, that five o'clock rush to the door may be a bit of a distraction for the party.
When invited to a wedding, it's customary to buy a gift for the happy couple. Sometimes the couple is gifted beautiful bedding set from a favorite Aunt, other times, it's a cheque for ten dollars from an elderly relative. More often than not, it's twelve of the same toaster, gravy boat, or serving spoon. In all the confusion, it seems like it'd be a lot easier to just ask for money.
As easy as it seems, it'd be pretty hard to do without angering people. This couple went so far as to ask for money from people they didn't even invite. Talk about poor taste!
Many couples bond over their shared interests. For most couples, it's a love of Italian cooking, an interest in true crime, or a weekly board game night. For these lovebirds, their relationship was forged in adrenaline rushes and near-death experiences. That's why this couple decided that the only way they would be married was if they exchanged their vows while unharnessed over a gorge. You know, just your average Saturday night.
It's one thing to decide that a daredevil wedding theme is the one for you, it's another to find someone willing to climb out there with you. The minister and photographer must have been paid a handsome fee for this wedding.
On A Budget
Getting married on a budget is no easy feat. It's one thing if you're hoping for some Vegas Chapple romance, but if classy is the goal, then there are a few options that you don't want to go with. First, don't buy gas station sushi to feed your guests. Second, never hire a photographer who's using their iPhone for the photoshoot. Third, make some attempt to find the perfect outfit.
This couple had custom pajama pants made for their ceremony. They even had a pair made for their officiant, or in their words, their "marrier." Maybe they'll get a dictionary for a wedding gift.
The success of a wedding theme is entirely subjective. While some may find an under the sea theme tacky, others see the charm. Although some people love the idea of a black and white theme, others may find it boring. No matter where you stand on any theme, some should be avoided at all costs, like this next couple who decided they needed to have a "Make America Great Again" themed wedding.
No matter where you land on the political spectrum, it's a bizarre choice to base your wedding theme on someone you don't know. This couple must be soul mates, they're about the only people in the world who wouldn't veto this idea.
Ronald And T-Rex
Some photos get better and better the longer you look at them. These lovebirds decided to have their wedding in a Las Vegas Chapple and live-streamed it over the internet for their families back home. Not only did they save money on expensive venues and guests, but they also got the experience of a lifetime. Not just anyone can say that both Ronald McDonald and a T-Rex were guests at their weddings.
The cherry on top of this Vegas-themed cake is Alan from The Hangover lurking in the back. When they wake up in the morning and can't remember what happened, they'll have a serious adventure awaiting them.
A toast to the groom, a toast to the bride, let's all have a drink and get too drunk to drive. A wedding is a time when the food and drink should never stop flowing. One sign of a good party is when no one leaves sober or hungry. Sometimes though, we can take that idea too far. There's nothing worse than cleaning up after a little too much... indulgence.
If you can't get drunk on your wedding day, then when can you? This bride decided that she could drink as much as she wanted, and no one was going to take away that God-given right.
Every girl knows one simple fact, when she goes to a wedding, she's going to get a little jealous of the bride. The spotlight is not an easy thing to give up. This wedding party crasher decided that she would take this jealousy one step further. Her boyfriend was a part of the wedding party, and she insisted she is included in the photos, no wonder she wasn't asked to be included!
You don't have to worry though, the photographer used his photoshop magic to make this jealous girlfriend disappear. The girlfriend may not have realized, but that photographer may have saved her life.
Planning a wedding can get to be pretty expensive, and it can be pretty tempting to cut corners. These wedding planner cheapskates decided that they would create a tiered wedding menu. The better the gift, the better the meal. Unless you really like chicken or swordfish, then you can cheap it out to your heart's content. Better hope you don't have any dietary restrictions, or you'll be stuck spending over one thousand dollars.
Now, if you were really thinking, you'd sign off on the expensive meal and bring a five-dollar cupcake tower from Walmart. These don't feel like friends you'd want to keep anyways.
The wedding invitation is the first impression leading up to your wedding. It can tell the guests everything they need to know about your upcoming nuptials. However, not all invitations are created equal, and they can make or break the first impression. At times, the bride and groom can really miss the mark. Like this next couple, who decided the best invitations are organic. They sent out handwritten invitations to their favorite guests on potatoes!
Hey, maybe they're potato farmers working on a budget. Or maybe this was just a terrible idea that was poorly executed. No matter which it is, check out these potatoes!
A wedding is a perfect time to indulge in some great food and some even better drinks, and it's finally time for the bride and groom to reap the rewards of their hard work planning their special day. Just be careful not to overindulge like this next bride, who choose to drink her body weight in alcohol. By the looks of it, we have to assume that tequila was a factor.
The wedding party had to use a bucket over the shoulder just in case of a little misfire. You have to admit, this was a pretty innovative way for the groom to keep vomit off his rented tux. Sometimes we have to improvise a little.
We've all heard the tales of the infamous monster-in-laws, mothers of the groom who can't help but resent their little boys being taken away. These women come in many forms. Sometimes they take part in casual banter. Other times, they take their revenge a little further. This genuinely evil mother-in-law chooses to show up to her son's wedding in a wedding dress, just to really stick it to the bride.
This bride must really love her groom to deal with this nightmare of a mother-in-law. This story just proves that true love can conquer all, no matter how hard his mother tries to tear them down.
For many engaged couples, the wedding venue can be a real thorn in the side. Not only do you have to find a spot that both the bride and groom agree on, but you also have to make sure the space can fit all of your guests on the date you want. This couple beat the system when they agreed that the best venue was the garden section of a Walmart.
Shopping patrons had the chance to be wedding guests without even receiving an invitation. Let's all hope that these people of Walmart wore their Sunday best on this shopping trip.
Remember when we talked about mothers-in-law and white dresses? Well, it turns out that they're not the only ones to rain on a bride's special day. This next photo really highlights the importance of a strict dress code for a wedding. This thoughtless guest decided on a floor-length white gown for a wedding. Has she never been to one before? News flash! The only one to wear white is the bride!
She really shouldn't be surprised if a few guests "accidentally" spill some wine on her gown. A request to the woman in this photo, next time, think before you act.
There is no shame in choosing to dress comfortably for your own wedding. Nor is there any reason to be ashamed of hosting your wedding in the comfort of your own backyard. This next couple may have taken this a little too far, planning the most redneck event of the century. Surrounded by children, with a baby on her hip and pregnant, this couple is finally ready to say "I do."
The pink dress of the bride can be forgiven, but take a look at that Bud Light groom! Nothing says true love like a free beer t-shirt and a confederate flag. Congratulations to the happy couple?
The 7-11 convenience stores are one of the most underrated businesses of the modern age. They sell everything from cigarettes and jerky to pizza and batteries, the true one-stop-shop. Just because 7-11 is a truly marvelous franchise does not mean that it is something you should base your life around. It certainly isn't a dream wedding venue, at least to most people. This couple is clearly the exception to that rule.
Just because a convenience store has aisles does not mean a bride should plan to walk down them. The big question is, what made them choose the soda section as the preferred place to exchange their vows.
Political parties are cults, there's no way around it. People come together to vote on their favorite leader who will rule the commune and make the rules. Sometimes though, things are taken too far, resulting in a God-like adoration of a political leader. Take this next couple, for instance, who printed out a buff photoshop image of Donald Trump to sit behind the head table. We're not usually one to judge, but we may just be judging.
Looking up at the bride and groom, guests get to watch the rippling muscles of one Donald J. Trump. If the guests are part of the cult too, maybe they'll see the charm.
Now, repeating oneself is never ideal, but come on, political parties are like cults! Take a look at this next bride, stunning and classy, above the waist, that is. The bottom of her dress is adorned with Vladimir Putin. Not only does she have the Russian president on her wedding dress, but as an angel and with a blackbelt. It doesn't matter what you say, that type of adoration is unhealthy.
It may or may not be him, but doesn't that look like Edward Snowden in the back? Even he looks unimpressed at this bride's fashion choices. This is one for the books.
COVID weddings were not an easy thing to plan, and the execution was sometimes impossible. This couple decided to have fun with their cake design, giving their cake toppers some cute little blue masks, if only the guests had followed suit. Giving the benefit of the doubt, maybe they just took off their masks for the picture, but they are certainly still spreading their germs there. It seems like it's time for a lesson on covid protocols.`
The party favors for this wedding were one free case of coronavirus. Sharing is carrying, but these guests probably won't like what they receive. They may be adults, but this is pretty immature.
People. We've been over this. If you choose to wear a floor-length bridal gown to the wedding, you will be asked to leave. Maybe these brides are a lot nicer than most because this certainly feels like grounds for dismissal. Not only is this a thoughtless move, but it goes to show how little class you have. Perhaps she thought the tinge of yellow would help, but a wedding dress is a wedding dress.
If you're going to wear your wedding dress to someone else's wedding, at least give it a dye before showing up. It's doubtful that this woman would have been happy if someone had done this to her.
Can you imagine it? The day that every woman has dreamed of since she was a little girl, the day that he "poops" the question. Has this couple never heard of spell check? The pun almost would have been funny had the couple run it by a few people first. You'd think that they'd double and triple-check something that's going to go out to all of their extended friends and family.
On the bright side, they've each gained a brain cell now that they can share with each other. Maybe this couples anniversary parties won't stink as much as these wedding favors.
This wedding planner provided ten reasons for guests to cancel their RSVP to this strict wedding. We can get behind the first two rules, but how is Aunt Paula, with the buzzed hair, going to grow out her mandatory bob cut in time. Maybe she can get a headband ponytail to appease the rules. The term "full-faced makeup" is also not clear, could you wear blue eyeshadow and gold eyeliner if you didn't put on your coverup?
Either way and despite all of these truly crazy rules, what guest would want to come to this overly strict wedding? Don't forget to bring your proof of purchase for a wedding gift, or you will be denied entry.
On your wedding day, is there any better gift than a handmade gift from your favorite little niece? What did she make you? A macaroni card? Did she write you a cute and cheery jingle? No, your niece decided to perform the perfect wedding ritual. You knew there was a reason she's your favorite. Just don't make this little girl angry, she can use her magic for good and evil. Noting can ruin a wedding like a curse.
All kidding aside, it can be difficult for kids to stay entertained at a wedding, and this brilliant girl found a way to keep herself entertained. The MVP award goes to her.
You may be asking why we would show you an empty photo on this list with a single man in uniform. You wonder, did his fiance leave him at the alter? Did he make the bold choice to marry himself? Well, don't be fooled ladies and gentlemen, if you focus really hard, you'll spot the bride and her children blending seamlessly into the background in their camo wedding attire—a true optical illusion.
This family decided to show off their army pride and dressed in their military best. Thank you for keeping our country safe, but maybe next time, save the camo for open combat.
We all have our passions, and we hope to find that special someone who will share them one day. Sometimes though, there are passions that are better left locked inside our own heads. These Disney fanatics had to have found the creepiest possible Micky and Minnie Mouse costumes on the market. Why they thought this was a good idea is anyone's guess. Maybe they're just some creepy people with even creepier interests.
One thing is for sure, these guests were in for a scary party when they saw this bride and groom at the party. Let's hope they don't have an even more terrifying goofy lurking in the back.
Some people would tell you that there is no wrong way to make a wedding cake, but those people are either wrong or liars. This next photo really... takes the cake. Get it? Ah, well, humor is more subjective than cake. Take a look at this Budweiser cake. No bride or groom to top it, just an edible print-out of the couple's favorite beer. Maybe it's the flavor of the cake.
The best hope for this cake is that it's a cute nod to how the couple met, but maybe they should have just made it the signature drink at the bar. There's a time and place for a nod to a brand, and a wedding cake is not it.
This cake was meant to be a life-sized tribute to the beautiful bride. But something seems to have gone wrong in the process. While the bride is about five foot six, her cake is more like five foot ten, and most of that height is in the neck. A life-sized replica of the bride is certainly an odd choice to get this for a cake, but even stranger when it goes wrong.
We've all heard of abstract art, but it's doubtful that that is what this couple had in mind for their wedding cake. They better have got a discount on this cake.
In many families and cultures, it is customary for your spouse's parents to become your second set of parents, and this mother-in-law was undoubtedly forced to take this to heart. See here, as the bride's mother was forced to play "here come's the airplane" with her new drunk son-in-law. You can see the pride in her eyes as she hand feeds her daughter's lovely new husband. Know any good divorce lawyers?
One has to assume that since it's the mother-in-law doing the feeding, that the bride must be equally drunk herself. Good for them if they decide to truly enter their marriage as a couple. Hey, maybe his mom is feeding her.
People. You have to be kidding. How many times must you be told? We. Do. Not. Wear. White. To. Someone. Else's. Wedding. This is basic wedding etiquette, even a child could tell you this much. This evil stepmother to the bride wore a floor-length beaded gown to her stepdaughter's wedding. This is taking it to the extreme! You would think that the poor girl's father would have said something to his new wife.
You can be sure that the mother of the bride is going to have words with her ex-husband and his new wife. It doesn't seem like Dad is going to get an invite to Christmas or Thanksgiving this year!