“She Kept That Secret Until We Divorced”: 30 People Who Witnessed Weddings Go Terribly Wrong Spill The Gossip In This Online Thread
We’re going to let you in on a little secret — there’s no such thing as a flawless wedding! While you spend months planning your nuptials to ensure that everything flows without a snag, the day of your dreams can turn into one big chaotic mess in mere minutes. From collapsed cakes and torn dresses to oblivious relatives who do their best to wreck the event, saying "I do" is a magnet for disaster.
And this Twitter thread that has gone viral holds proof. Last week, a journalist based in Australia who goes by the handle @bhakthi invited people to spill the tea about weddings that went terribly wrong. Right after confessing this is a category of gossip she adores, she added, "Please tell me about the worst wedding you’ve been to please and thank you."
So, take a deep breath because we at Fashion Life have gathered a selection of jaw-dropping confessions that sure make for great stories. Just to warn you, though, they might encourage you to embrace your bachelor lifestyle! Enjoy reading through these responses and upvote your favorite ones. And if you have any juicy secrets to share, we’d love to hear all about them in the comments.
Journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran recently asked her followers to spill the tea about weddings gone way wrong, and they didn’t hold back
Some people shared their confessions anonymously
Image credits: bhakthi
And others opened up about their unfortunate experiences in the thread, here’s what they had to say
It’s impossible to predict everything. And weddings are especially notorious for proving that if something can go wrong, it definitely will. On the big day, there’s always a handful of people who manage to do something inappropriate and leave every single guest shaking their head in disbelief.
Just think about the heated family drama, the ignorant relatives, and unwanted plus-ones who decide it's the perfect occasion to have one drink too many. But while minor mishaps and not-so-ideal situations are unavoidable, there's always humor to be found even in the dimmest of places. After all, embarrassing situations usually lead to a laugh or two or at least become great stories to tell your grandkids.
Well, that’s the lesson we can take from Bhakthi’s viral Twitter thread that has attracted people from far and wide to share their unfortunate wedding experiences. It’s hard to believe that some people manage to make their big day into an occasion that everyone will gossip about for years to come. While some of the stories left us mentally wincing and overflowing with extreme secondhand embarrassment, it’s important to remember that all kinds of things can go wrong when two hearts become one. And no one is immune to mishaps and awkward moments.
"It's really important to expect that at least one thing is going to go wrong on the day," Sarah and Anna, Team Leaders of The Wedding Society, told Fashion Life in an earlier interview. "This event is the culmination of many businesses, people, family members, elements, and months of work coming together and squeezing into one 6-hour period. Something will go wrong and that's totally okay because the end game is not to have a perfectly run event — it's to get married to your love in the same perfectly imperfect way that you live your lives."
"Of course, having a great sense of humor helps any embarrassing situation, but it's also important to remember that these are the people you love and trust the most and who know you best (or at least they should be!)," they continued. We’ve long heard about the therapeutic benefits of laughter and how it boosts our mental health. So sharing regrettable stories online with like-minded people and giggling ourselves silly may be just what we need to move past our slip-ups.
"You're in a safe space with people who love you. If something embarrassing happens, you're in the best company to help you through it," Sarah and Anna added.
But while we know that we’ll never be able to control every single aspect of how the big day is going to unfold, we can at least learn how to manage our expectations and act accordingly. When you stumble upon some bumps on the road, "the first thing is to remain composed and speak calmly, just as you should in any negative situation," Desiree Dent from Dejanae Events told BRIDES. "Address the problem as soon as possible by seeking out onsite vendors or staff to help you resolve the issue. Don't allow it to ruin your day of celebration and love!"
For example, if you find yourself in the midst of a family drama, you should try to keep awkward situations to a bare minimum. Moreover, you can inform your wedding planner (if you decided to hire one) about your family dynamics so they could help you minimize the encounters. "Family disputes really require the work of everyone involved to remember the bigger picture and work towards a higher goal, and also to remember their love for each other above everything else," Sarah and Anna explained.