How important is a wedding cake, really? Usually overly fancy and forgettable in taste, literally and figuratively (most people are a few drinks down by then anyway), the average cost of a wedding cake in the U.S. is around $500. Now there are plenty of expensive ‘traditions’ that we feel obliged to do to keep the wedding industry ticking over, with new ones being created all the time (save-the-date cards? Midnight lunch?), but this one really takes the cake. I’d be willing to bet that if you asked your average wedding guest what they’d really prefer to eat, an ostentatious, multi-tiered monstrosity or a few boxes of Krispy Kreme, the donuts would win every time.

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This wedding party got to test this theory in the most dramatic and shocking way. The story, told from the donut store’s manager’s perspective, goes to show that with the right attitude, even total disaster on your wedding day can be turned into a cute and memorable occasion!

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Here’s what people had to say about the wild wedding story