You can try to plan all you want, but nothing guarantees a perfect wedding. These newlyweds thought their special day would go off without a hitch, but they were sadly mistaken. From fallen cakes to creepy photobombers, these wedding fails will make you laugh, cry, and cringe in the best of ways. If you’re getting married in the near future, be warned: these might make you more than a little nervous!
1. Cool If I Crash The Wedding?
As this couple got ready to proclaim their vows to one another, they probably didn’t expect this underwater visitor to say hello. Unlike most weddings, they decided to get creative with the location that they tied the knot. But getting hitched at an aquarium means one must be prepared for all possible scenarios — including some spectacularly bizarre wedding fails.
This beluga whale saw a moment of pure passion and decided he simply had to be a part of it. After all, there’s nothing more beautiful than a declaration of true love, and everyone should be entitled to witness it. We only hope the bride didn’t faint out of pure shock once she saw who was watching.
2. Taking It Too Far
Taking wedding photos is arguably the best part of the event for some people. These bridesmaids are clearly feeling the positive energy, which we can tell by their enthusiastic response to the cameraman’s “funny face” request. They all screwed up their faces the best they could, but one bridesmaid may have taken things a little bit too far.
Look for the one craning her neck so far back we can barely make out her face. We appreciate her willingness to go the extra mile. However, when the happy couple looks through their wedding album years from now, this most uncomfortable of wedding fails might be a bit awkward for them to look at.
3. Pyramid Fail
A wedding can be a fun place to get rowdy, but sometimes things can take a tumbling turn. Human pyramids are always exciting when you’re a part of them, but they’re just as tricky to pull off. For these young women, they clearly had the spirit, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they had the wherewithal to pull it off.
It seems that the bottom two rows held down a pretty strong fort, but things got a little dicey once it got to the top. The bride appears to have had some trouble keeping her balance, and the groomsmen seem helpless trying to keep things together.
4. The Owl Thief
As stereotypical as this sounds, most women have been dreaming of their wedding day since they were a little girl. They’ve dreamt that every waking moment of their special day would end up going perfectly without a hitch — but unfortunately, such was not the case for this bride.
As she walked her way down the aisle, a merciless owl swooped in and yanked a precious item from her hands. While it’s unclear what the object actually is, it’s obvious that the bride isn’t happy about it. In one sweeping frustrating instance, the most important moment of her life was just ruined by a pestering, otherwise nocturnal bird.
5. Bubble City
This might be the most important wedding shot — and it was ruined on account of something as silly as bubbles. Don’t get us wrong, bubbles are freaking awesome. But these groomsmen and bridesmaids blew so many that the sheer overload of them blocked the newlyweds’ faces while they were giving each other a passionate smooch!
That’s unfortunate for a couple who clearly pulled out all the stops to make sure their wedding production was of the highest quality. The cameraman probably managed to scrape another solid snapshot, but based on what we’re seeing here, the climax was interrupted pretty forcefully by this otherwise harmless wedding fail.
6. The Rip Heard Around The World
An Instagram user posted this wedding photo and described what’s taking place in this picture. He explained that his brother (the groom) was being lifted into the air when his pants ripped. This explains his startling reaction, and the shocked faces of everyone around him.
Thankfully it took place during the dancing, and not while he walked down the aisle. Nevertheless, it looks like one of those moments where you say to yourself, “Why me?” We always think these kinds of wedding fails are things that only happen to other people — but this newlywed husband learned the hard way how wrong that is.
7. Say Cheese
For one to have horses at their wedding is quite the luxury. But something tells us that this bride didn’t expect her horse to pose for the camera at the same time she did. Perhaps this horse has been to so many weddings that he’s already mastered the photobomb — and we have to say, we’re quite impressed.
But not only are we impressed, we also can’t stop laughing at this horse’s facial expression, because it’s just top notch. It might not be a wedding fail per se, but it’s certainly one of the strangest things we’ve ever seen. Chances are the bride isn’t too happy about the horse stealing her thunder.
Instead of placing miniature toy figurines of the bride and groom atop the wedding cake, the baker decided to do it on her own. But while it’s quite impressive, it’s also impossible to ignore the fact that it’s quite cringeworthy.
It’s not easy to craft an accurate human face out of nothing but cake frosting, because even the smallest mistake can lead to aesthetic disaster. Such was the case here, with the groom looking like an overgrown Cabbage Patch doll, and the bride resembling those scary mermaids you see in the Great Lake during Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.
9. Poker Face
For every bride and groom on their wedding day, all kinds of disturbances are unwelcome — even when they’re from the maid of honor. These newlyweds appear to be passionately declaring their undying love for one another, but someone seems to find this whole thing quite funny.
Positive vibes are always welcome, and the bride likely wasn’t too ticked off at her friend. But after waiting her entire life to proclaim her vows to her husband, we wouldn’t be surprised if she got a little annoyed by this burst of laughter. Sometimes people just need to learn how to keep their laughter in check, especially if they’re a maid of honor!
10. Already Showing Him Who’s Boss
It looks as though this couple is already discovering their power dynamic. They only just barely tied the knot, and they’re already taking jabs at each other. If this picture is any indication, the wife has won round one, and she’s looked quite pleased about it.
As for the husband, his first few seconds of married life have rendered him quite incapacitated. His wife likely didn’t whack him on purpose, but no one told that to the large welt that’s about to materialize on the side of his face. On the bright side, maybe it’ll be a story to tell their grandchildren one day!
11. Not Impressed
It’s not every day you see a wedding cake like this. Virtually life-sized and designed to resemble the bride, this wasn’t something that happened by accident. But based on the bride’s unimpressed facial expression, something didn’t go quite the way she had planned.
Either no one told her that the wedding cake was going to look like this, or she simply felt that they did a bad job. Nevertheless, clearly she’s upset about something, and it appears that even the act of cutting into the cake version of herself is causing her stress. At the very least, we hope it tastes good.
12. Come Out Swinging
It’s unclear whether or not this Woody Harrelson lookalike is this little girl’s father or not. Appearing to be the groom, we’re guessing that he’s the young girl’s uncle. Based on this picture, it looks like he and his new wife are more than a little excited to be jumping into parenthood.
But while we admire their gusto, perhaps they should enjoy life as a married couple for a little while longer before they begin raising a little child. Or, at least, perhaps this future papa needs to work on his swing a bit more, before tossing any more children around!
13. Game Over
One’s wedding day is the moment you’re officially bound to your significant other until death do you part. Clearly this couple decided to have a little bit of fun with the symbolism attached to such a concept, with the bride essentially dominating her fallen husband.
In fact, the story behind this photo was that the groom accidentally fell down during the photoshoot, at which point his loving bride went the whole nine yards and made sure he stayed down. If this picture is any indication, we’re not questioning who’s in control in this relationship. At least the groom knows where he stands.
14. Save The Frosting!
If there’s a better photo out there of a person accidentally dropping a wedding cake, we’d love to see it. But the truth is we think that no such photo exists, because this freeze-frame is perfect. The bespectacled waiter hired to hold the cake was probably aware of the weight of his responsibility, and yet, the hands of fate were still cruel to him.
In this most colossal of wedding fails, he lost his balance, the pearl white cake went flying and then crashing down, along with all the bride’s good memories of this day. Well hey, at least a memorable picture came out of it, even if the newlyweds are still traumatized by it.
15. Riding Off Into The Sunset
This doesn’t exactly paint the fairy tale “Just Married” picture that most newlyweds wish to create. In fact, this looks like a picturesque nightmare of epic proportions, the kind that’s almost impossible to recuperate from. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a wedding that takes place near the lake, but it comes with a hefty amount of risk.
It seemed like everything that could go wrong went wrong for these two, as they tumbled into the cool, clear waters, and got soaked in the process, Jack and Rose-style. At least they had a boat to catch them! But we can’t see a scenario where the bride doesn’t consider this wedding fail to be an epic disappointment.
16. Walking The Plank
As gorgeous as it is to watch a bride and groom finally tie the knot, we’re all humans who are easily distracted. Even if the newlyweds’ vows are more poetic than Shakespeare, how could any wedding guest’s pair of eyes not get drawn to the man in the back, planking nonchalantly on the wooden ledge?
It’s not just the fact that he’s doing it; it’s also impressively executed. How on Earth did this guy even manage to get up there, let alone position his body in that way, and then stay there? As far as we’re concerned, this wedding’s spotlight has been stolen by this acrobatic genius.
17. An Innocent Photoshoot
While most women are usually ecstatic to be made bridesmaid, this is generally before they find out all the crazy things the bride wants them to do. This includes tasks such as sauntering into the ocean to take photos with the bride, such as the case here. Unfortunately, the ocean shore is not to be taken lightly.
Walk too far into its salty depths, and you’ll find yourself inundated with a churning tide that won’t quit. That’s clearly what happened to these poor bridesmaids, and unfortunately they probably didn’t have a change of clothes. The right-most bridesmaid’s expression says it all: she has zero interest in getting drenched like her friends.
18. Preview To Motherhood
A bride’s wedding dress, while beautiful, has a lot of moving parts. From long gown trails that are generally held up by bridesmaids, to the veil that can so easily snag and tear itself on sharp objects, wedding dresses can get ruined at the turn of a dime. But it’s rare that one sees a wedding dress fail as badly as this one did.
Thanks to this little rascal child who’s probably related to the bride, her veil is about to be destroyed for good. She doesn’t seem happy, either, so it’s not like this is one of those fun and games pictures. Someone’s about to be in a serious time-out.
19. A Little Softer
Weddings are a time to get a little crazy, but it’s sometimes important to have a limit. This group of groomsmen obviously meant well. They just wanted to bring joy to the bride by tossing her in the air, and making her feel as light as a feather on her wedding day. This type of behavior is normal at a wedding, but in this case, led to quite the wedding fail.
Intent on not dropping her, they got a bit overzealous with the strength they used, and you see the result that transpired. This was likely more than a little bit embarrassing for the bride, especially after taking a second look at the photos.
20. What’s So Funny?
It’s one thing for a bridesmaid to make a mistake. It’s another thing for a bridesmaid to be proud of it. The bride gave her two trusted friends the task of holding up her veil while she posed for some lavish pictures. But based on what we’re seeing here, something went horribly wrong.
Clearly the two bridesmaids got a teensy bit aggressive with the veil, because the bride seems shocked and uncomfortable with what’s going on. And yet, despite the bride’s discomfort, her two besties seem oblivious to her plight, smiling and laughing like nothing’s wrong. Boy, are they in for it later.
21. Easy There, Stallion
It’s not the first horse we’ve seen running amok in this article, and it won’t be the last. Apparently, as majestic as they are, horses can easily be the culprit behind some of the more outlandish wedding fails. There’s no mistaking the bride’s expression of pure annoyance over what this white horse did, snatching her bouquet of flowers cleanly out of her hand.
And if you know anything about horses, they don’t give up objects easily. In fact, it’s generally inadvisable to try and take it back from them, lest you risk them chomping at your hand. We suggest that this bride bids a strong farewell to her bouquet, because she ain’t getting it back.
22. Fallen Tower
Timber! In this scrumptious wedding fail, it’s not hard to see that this cake would’ve tasted awesome had it not gotten ruined. At least now we can analyze the cross-section of this baked masterpiece. The texture looks warm and fluffy, like a cloud you want to rest your head on after a long day.
The frosting looks sweet and sublime, undoubtedly adding a much-needed kick to the taste. Unfortunately, no one will ever get to enjoy it as nature intended. This right here is a wedding fail to say the least, and one of the most painful we’ve seen yet. Looks like it’s going to be a free-for-all.
23. Hospitalized On Wedding Day
Few wedding fails look more painful than this. Right here is the pinnacle of horses running rampant on wedding day. Shelling out extra dough to ride a horse on your wedding day might seem like a fun thing to do, but the risk might not be worth the reward.
Clearly this bride got way more than she bargained for when she started riding this graceful, jet black beast. At some point during her ride, for whatever reason, the horse bucked her off his back, and off she went. Hopefully she emerged with only a bruise and a bit of a stain!
24. The Levitating Bride
They say that wedding days are supposed to be magical, but we doubt this is what they had in mind. Apparently this young bride had some secrets she withheld from her loved ones, such as her magical ability to levitate. Or perhaps her legs have just mysteriously vanished.
Either way, while we wouldn’t necessarily call this a wedding fail, it’s a moment that she won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Was this just a freak trick of the light, or does she have abilities beyond the realm of nature? This happy groom may have to keep a close eye on her in the future.
25. Dropping The Ball
Groomsmen and bridesmaids who are “in the wedding” don’t generally have that many responsibilities. Or at least, the things they’re required to do aren’t really that hard. In the case of these groomsmen, they were given a seemingly easy task — but little did they know how hard it would be for them to execute.
A group of eight strapping young men should be more than enough to carry a bride, right? Apparently not. Two or three of them lost their focus, and the bride ended up slipping through the cracks. Her position looks quite uncomfortable, and one that she won’t forget in a hurry.
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