It's such a busy, stressful time that you're bound to have a strop or two, but most of us rein it back in and managed to remember our manners (and our vows!) in time for the big day.
However, not everyone can hold in their fury in quite such a graceful manner, as these stories from a recent Reddit thread prove.
From dress disasters to transport fails and even one very eventful punch in the face, here are 11 times wedding truly brought out the worst in those at the centre of them...
This bride, who couldn't deal with having her thunder stolen'A bride once called having a melt down because her friend got engaged as well and was planning to get married in the same year as she was... Apparently it was her special year and not just a day. She threw a huge fit that this girl was only getting married to "steal her thunder"... Yes, because no one else can have a life at the same time as you. Her friends date wasn't even in the same month or season. Hers was in October and her friends was in June.... Brides sometimes don't think rationally.'
This bride, who was running entirely to her own schedule'I'm a wedding photographer. This one self absorbed bitch sat in her suite making her guests sit outside in the sun for a full hour while she fussed with her makeup and jewelry, which had already been done for some time. She wrote her vows during this time--an hour after the service was supposed to have started. When her aunt came in and gently reminded her that she was holding everyone up, she threw a mini tantrum and complained, "It's my day and everyone's forgetting it's supposed to be about ME!"'
This bride, who lost her heart to her wedding planner'My friend, who works as a wedding planner, had a bride who called him up a few days before her wedding and told him she couldn't go through with the wedding because she was in love with someone else. The conversation went something like this:
Bride: "I can't marry him, I just don't love him anymore, I think I'm in love with someone else!"
Him: "What do you mean you're in love with someone else!? Your wedding is in 5 days!"
Bride: "Well.... I'm in love with you. You just GET me! I've never met anyone else like you!"
Him: "...Do you know how much your parents are paying me to get you?!"
She ended up getting married 5 days later and it was never mentioned again.'
This bride, who was asked one question too many'My sister is getting married on Friday. She threw the ring at her fiance yesterday and stormed off down the street barefoot because she asked him when he was picking up some decorations for the wedding and he asked when he should. I guess she took that as, "I don't care about this wedding or you. Your decorations are stupid and you look fat."'
This bride, who managed to upset pretty much every single person she'd hired within 24 hours'I had a bride that openly spoke utter and complete sh*t about the groom's family (in front of his face). She would say that they were "crazy, unclassy and annoying", and come the wedding, her family was actually the hardest family I ever had to deal with, and the grooms family was absolutely lovely. On top of all this, the bride yelled at all of the vendors all day, resulting in the videographers leaving after just 1 hour of shooting, the photographer cried in the bathroom, and the groom and the brides cousins apologized to me for her behaviour all night.'
'Sandra', who may or may not be in denial about her dress size'My mom worked in a bridal shop, and 'Sandra' came in to try on gowns. She tried on the large sample dress, had it pinned to see how it would look on her if it was her size. She said this was it, so my mom took her measurements, and figured out what size she needed to order. My mom told her her dress will be a size 8 based on her measurements; Sandra threw a fit. "That's impossible! All of my other dresses are size 4! I have been a size 4 since I was 14. I am not an 8! Order me a 4!"'
'My mom would explain how sizes vary from designer to designer and that, while she may be a 4 normally, with the designer of her dress her measurements are considered an 8, and it's just a number, and if it's too big it can be taken-in but a 4 couldn't be taken-out... Sandra took none of that. Despite all protest, she demanded a 4.'
'A couple weeks before the wedding her size 4 dress arrived. It wouldn't zip (duh). Bride had a meltdown. Mom had to apologize and reorder a larger dress at the bridal salon's expense.'
This bride, who'll try anything for a bargain'A girl asked me if I would send her an $1800 dress for free because "I'm really pretty and I'll send you pictures of me wearing it at an event." I explained that while I did custom dresses, I couldn't possibly make one that would fit over such large balls.'
This bride, who got exactly what she paid for and couldn't hack it'The bride that started demanding we serve the same food at her no-frills, bargain wedding reception, as she'd seen being served at the spared-no-expense, super-rich reception being held in another ballroom. She'd paid for a cocktail reception - hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a champagne toast, and a pretty basic wedding cake - but was suddenly screaming at the serving staff to get some 'real' food in there for her guests. When they refused, she actually followed one back to the kitchens, and was trying to load up trays herself. We ended up placating her with some extra hors d'oeuvres, but she had the gall to complain to my bosses about the whole night.'
This bride, who had MAJOR transport issues'The worst was when a bride was so upset that she couldn't fit all of her bridesmaids on one shuttle back from the reception (they took two vans on a 10 minute trip back to the hotel and it only seats 12) that she tried to physically assault the driver. He left her on the side of the road when she tried to bite him.'
'The kicker? When the groom found out and came to get her- she was acting so crazy he went to pick her up with her parents and when they found her trudging back down the highway and heard her sh*tty attitude they left her there too.'
This maid of honour, who took bridezilla-style revenge'I work in stationary design, and primarily dealt with the bride and her maid of honour together. After the last revision, the maid of honour came in to make a relatively major change, insisting that the bride wanted it that way. Idiot me made the change, and the order went to print. Well...
'Turns out the bride and her maid of honour had a falling out and the maid wanted to get back at her ex-friend. Apparently she had approached several of the wedding services acting as an agent of the bride and pretty much f*cked the whole event over...'