To paraphrase Steve Martin’s character from Father of the Bride, “‘Getting married’ is simple. A ‘wedding’ is an entirely different proposition.” Weddings are almost guaranteed to go awry. There are just too many variables to account for. The weather may not cooperate. Two completely different families are forced into close proximity for several hours. And then you’ve got the bride and groom, who are feeling so much pressure that it would be weird if they didn’t freak out. Throw unlimited alcohol into the equation, and things will get messy.
Whether you’re getting married yourself, or you’re just in attendance, the best way to handle a wedding-related mishap is with a sense of humor. In that spirit, Jimmy Fallon recently asked his followers to share their funniest wedding blunders, under the hashtag #WeddingFail. There were so many good responses, it’s surprising a wedding ever goes well. (via Bored Panda.)
1. Fight! Fight! Fight!
— Alex Campisi (@aacampisi) June 19, 2019
2. It’s officially time for sweatpants.
My husband’s close friend was so happy, he spilled his glass of wine all over me. I go clean up, return & my dear friend sees me. I crack a joke & she full-on spits her entire mouthful of coffee on my dress. This is me in the bathroom being blow dried the 2nd time. ??♀️#weddingfail pic.twitter.com/JmJhwZLgBn
— Paige Phelps (@ellenpaige) June 19, 2019
3. Everyone loves a fall wedding.
Our photographer made us come out early so guests didn’t have to wait. I stepped on the front of my dress 3 steps from bottom. My new husband Tim held onto me until we reached the bottom. He spiraled into the crowd and ripped his pants. My dress was in perfect shape.#WeddingFail pic.twitter.com/IPRq6MSgoi
— Julie Davies (@onkeylimetime) June 20, 2019
4. Working blue.
— Dianne J. Brubaker (@diannebee) June 19, 2019
At the end of the night I carried my wife into our honeymoon suite only to find another couple had fraudulently checked in the room as the bride & groom and were GOING AT IT in our bed. Needless to say, we got another room, for free, for the week. #WeddingFail @jimmyfallon
— Marcus (@Marcus_AO11) June 19, 2019
6. Groom in the headlights.
— Patrick Neville (@Patrick_Neville) June 18, 2019
7. At least someone took pictures?
My hub accidentally put ear wax remover in his eyes, thinking it was contact lens re-wetring solution. Went thru ceremony blind as a bat – but said I was “a pretty, white blurry thing coming down the aisle” #weddingfail
— Julie Nilsson Smith (@julnilsmith) June 20, 2019
8. Adding dozens of dogs to anything always goes well.
#weddingfail I’m a dog trainer. A client wanted her 6 Husky dogs at her wedding & her friends were invited to bring their Huskies. I advised against it as Huskies are very pack oriented. During the vows a howling competition began. I knew what was coming. Yep. Full on dog rumble.
— Vi (@WestCoastLivePD) June 19, 2019
9. Mother of the bride.
I can top that. My MOTHER did this to me. Turned up in a full lace white dress to my wedding in 2010.
Then she got drunk and lap danced a Roman statue in a fountain. In her white dress. #weddingfail @jimmyfallon
— Dr. Jessica Eaton (@Jessicae13Eaton) June 20, 2019
10. Do you even lift, bro?
— Patrick (@patman_vs_robin) June 19, 2019
11. The sequel’s never as good as the original.
I was best man at my friend’s 2nd wedding. I started my speech with “welcome back everyone” he was not happy #weddingfail
— Mel (@yourbizsucks) June 18, 2019
12. Pretty sure that’s not on the registry.
#WeddingFail I went to a wedding on a beach in Florida. While the bride was walking down the “aisle” a flock of seagulls flew over the audience and one of them dropped a fish head on the mother of the bride
— IamIshIsh (Wendy Hiller) (@IamIshIsh1) June 19, 2019
13. Wardrobe malfunction.
@FallonTonight My maid of honor picked up her nephew to dance and on his way down his shoes pulled her dress down revealing her entire upper half to my husbands father and grandfathers. She is still known today by his family as the one with the boobs . #weddingfail
— Nikki Kurszewski (@nkurszewski) June 30, 2019
14. When you’ve officiated 10,000 weddings, it’s tough to stay engaged.
— Ray Malaspina (@raymalaspina) June 19, 2019
15. This girl is on fire.
my now sister-in-law backed up into a candle and her wedding dress train went up in flames. they put out the fire and she thankfully took it like a trooper, until the DJ started playing “Girl on Fire” ? #WeddingFail
— meg? (@meilin_jane) June 19, 2019