When everyone’s walking on their tiptoes, profusely sweating their stress off on what people call the most important day of their life, little things can take an unexpected turn. I mean, both wedding planning and the ceremony itself are an unofficial test of our sanity, so it’s no surprise that surprises do happen.

Thanks to the people who had the camera on them to capture these weird, funny, and totally unexpected wedding incidents, we now have quite a solid collection of marital faux-pas moments that will crack a smile with some cringe included. Scroll down, upvote your favorite pics, and don’t forget to share what bizarre and hilarious things you’ve witnessed when lovebirds were busy saying ‘I do.’

If you’re still up for some wedding-inspired drama, make sure to check out Bored Panda’s previous posts on people sharing the most tasteless wedding they’ve seen, funny pics of kids at weddings, and some serious wedding photobombs that made newlyweds die of laughter.

#1

We Thought It Was Sad That Most Women Only Get To Wear Their Wedding Dress Once, So We Invited All The Women Coming To Our Non-Traditional Wedding To Wear Their Old Wedding Dresses Again

We Thought It Was Sad That Most Women Only Get To Wear Their Wedding Dress Once, So We Invited All The Women Coming To Our Non-Traditional Wedding To Wear Their Old Wedding Dresses Again

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Michelle M
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1 year ago

Meanwhile, some brides will think this a bad idea so they won't be overshadowed. This is amazing. Each to their own.

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Bride Who Is A Computer Engineer Doesn’t Have Any Girlfriends, So She Invites Her Bros Instead

Bride Who Is A Computer Engineer Doesn’t Have Any Girlfriends, So She Invites Her Bros Instead

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Totally love everyone in this photo.

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#3

After Being Divorced For 25+ Years, My Parents Reconnected, Moved To Texas And Bought A Farm. Today They Are Getting Married Again. This Is Their Wedding Portrait

After Being Divorced For 25+ Years, My Parents Reconnected, Moved To Texas And Bought A Farm. Today They Are Getting Married Again. This Is Their Wedding Portrait

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago (edited)

I hope that unlike in American Gothic, she's not his daughter. And congratulations!

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To talk about all the joys and pains of the most important day of our lives, we previously contacted Rhiann Janak, the lead wedding planner and CEO of “Lucy Till French Weddings.” We were intrigued to see at what point things go against the plan and how to make sure everything goes smoothly so there are no unforeseen incidents.

Rhiann said that essentially, “If there are too many cooks in the kitchen, you'll have a hard time pleasing everyone and drama will arise.” So in order to avoid any unnecessary drama, Rhiann recommends a simple trick: “keep the choices you make a secret until the wedding day unless you genuinely want someone's input as it may be different to yours.”

#4

The Grandparents From This Weekend's Wedding. No Words

The Grandparents From This Weekend's Wedding. No Words

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lenka
Community Member
1 year ago

This is all kinds of brilliant! I can only hope I am at least half as cool when I am a grandparent.

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#5

A British Couple Jokingly Invited Queen Elizabeth To Their 2012 Wedding And She Actually Showed Up

A British Couple Jokingly Invited Queen Elizabeth To Their 2012 Wedding And She Actually Showed Up

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Michelle M
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1 year ago

Amazing woman

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#6

My Friend Had A Medieval Themed Wedding And Her Grandpa Showed Up Like This

My Friend Had A Medieval Themed Wedding And Her Grandpa Showed Up Like This

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Trex
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1 year ago

He's the best

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Rhiann recounted one incident about her friend who had a vegan meal in the heart of Texas, BBQ country. “Her mother-in-law spent the entire planning process stressing about the fact that people will be hungry and wearing out the phrase 'what, I can't believe there won't be any meat.'”

“But in the end, everyone, all the guests, and mother-in-law were really happy with the meal,” Rhiann said and added that “sometimes, a bit of surprise is a good thing.” You shouldn’t thoroughly adapt your wedding to the preferences of your guests, and if you take them into account, this should not overturn the things that you feel comfortable with on your wedding day.

#7

My 6 Year Old Cousin Was The Dj At His Mom's Wedding The Other Night. I Would Say This Majestic Shot Summed Up His Night

My 6 Year Old Cousin Was The Dj At His Mom's Wedding The Other Night. I Would Say This Majestic Shot Summed Up His Night

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 year ago

Epic!

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#8

The Photographer Caught Me And My Dad Trying To Hide From Having To Take More Pictures For My Sister's Wedding

The Photographer Caught Me And My Dad Trying To Hide From Having To Take More Pictures For My Sister's Wedding

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Guðrún Sveinsdóttir
Community Member
1 year ago

Adorable 😂🥰

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#9

Lovely Surprise

Lovely Surprise

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Kari Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

That is great on so many levels. No drama about adequate presents, outfits etc. - just people coming to have some fun.

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#10

My Friend (The Bride) Swapped Clothes With Her Groom Half Way Through The Wedding

My Friend (The Bride) Swapped Clothes With Her Groom Half Way Through The Wedding

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Laura Watts
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks amazing

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#11

We Recently Celebrated Our One-Year Anniversary. In Celebration, Here’s My Favorite Photo From The Wedding- Flower Nana

We Recently Celebrated Our One-Year Anniversary. In Celebration, Here’s My Favorite Photo From The Wedding- Flower Nana

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 year ago

She's having a blast!

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#12

Someone Isn't Taking This Whole Wedding Thing Serious

Someone Isn't Taking This Whole Wedding Thing Serious

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

He got to the for richer or poorer part, and the dog couldn’t contain her laughter anymore.

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#13

Black Kitty Wedding Crasher, Who's Known To Wander Around The Church, Decides To Lay Down On The Bride’s Dress During The Ceremony

Black Kitty Wedding Crasher, Who's Known To Wander Around The Church, Decides To Lay Down On The Bride’s Dress During The Ceremony

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

Cats thinking, this seems like a nice spot to take a nap.

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#14

Couple Have An Unexpected Visitor At Their Wedding Ceremony Held In A South African Nature Preserve

Couple Have An Unexpected Visitor At Their Wedding Ceremony Held In A South African Nature Preserve

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

That is one big tiger.

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#15

I Was Recently The Flower Man In A Wedding

I Was Recently The Flower Man In A Wedding

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

Flower man lol!

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#16

Sometimes The Hotel Holding Your Wedding Also Has A Fetish Ball Booked

Sometimes The Hotel Holding Your Wedding Also Has A Fetish Ball Booked

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Brendan
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That bride looks so uncomfortable. All she wants is a picturesque wedding, and then some princess in lace and a tiara shows up!

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#17

This Wedding Cake

This Wedding Cake

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Răzvan Diaconescu
Community Member
1 year ago

Good idea!

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#18

Our Wedding's Beer Burros Wanted To Be A Part Of The Picture

Our Wedding's Beer Burros Wanted To Be A Part Of The Picture

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 year ago

Why don't I have a beer burro?? This is a serious problem which must be immediately fixed.

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#19

My Friend Held A BBQ After His Wedding. These Two From Different Sides Of The New Family, Turned Up Like This

My Friend Held A BBQ After His Wedding. These Two From Different Sides Of The New Family, Turned Up Like This

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

Twinsies

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#20

5 Years Ago I Promised My Sister I Would Bring A Llama To Her Wedding

5 Years Ago I Promised My Sister I Would Bring A Llama To Her Wedding

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wifeofweasley
Community Member
1 year ago

she's wearing wedding sneaker omg this is great and the alpaca looks stunning in this outfit

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#21

So I'm At My Friends Wedding, She Did A Superb Job On The Programs

So I'm At My Friends Wedding, She Did A Superb Job On The Programs

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Angela B
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1 year ago

This should be higher.

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#22

A Pig Ran Through Grandmas Wedding Photo - 1927

A Pig Ran Through Grandmas Wedding Photo - 1927

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago

The laughing bride is terrific!

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#23

Whispering That I Ripped My Pants At Our Wedding

Whispering That I Ripped My Pants At Our Wedding

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Bella10
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG… she’s stunning!

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#24

Got Married 1 Year Ago Today. We Tried Not To Let Little Problems Ruin Our Day

Got Married 1 Year Ago Today. We Tried Not To Let Little Problems Ruin Our Day

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

You win the best wedding photo award. Congrats!

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#25

I Got Married Last Week, My Wife Wanted Me To Only Take Serious Pictures With My Groomsman

I Got Married Last Week, My Wife Wanted Me To Only Take Serious Pictures With My Groomsman

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

Very serious indeed

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#26

At A Friend's Wedding: The Best Man Is Asked For The Rings, The Groom Holds His Hand Out And The Best Man Plays The "I Don't Have Them" Card

At A Friend's Wedding: The Best Man Is Asked For The Rings, The Groom Holds His Hand Out And The Best Man Plays The "I Don't Have Them" Card

Everyone checks pockets... And no one has the rings.
Then... This guy rolls in.

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

That is gutsy. Love it

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#27

Bride Left At The Altar By Her Fiancé, Celebrates By Destroying The Wedding Dress

Bride Left At The Altar By Her Fiancé, Celebrates By Destroying The Wedding Dress

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks fun!

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#28

Accidentally Inviting Strangers To Your Wedding Can Make Up For An Interesting Photo

Accidentally Inviting Strangers To Your Wedding Can Make Up For An Interesting Photo

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Ngl, they owned the picture

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#29

A Friend Got Married And His Best Man Snuck Into The First Look

A Friend Got Married And His Best Man Snuck Into The First Look

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Snickerdoodle
Community Member
1 year ago

This is cute, love all the expressions!

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#30

Asked My Sister If My Nephew Was Enjoying The Wedding. This Is The Picture She Sent Back

Asked My Sister If My Nephew Was Enjoying The Wedding. This Is The Picture She Sent Back

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

Me at weddings.

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#31

My Sister Got Married Over The Weekend, So We Recreated This Gem From Our Childhood

My Sister Got Married Over The Weekend, So We Recreated This Gem From Our Childhood

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kenzieve
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1 year ago

she looks so pretty!

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#32

My Grandma With Alzheimer's At My Wedding. She Asked - "Where's The Body?"

My Grandma With Alzheimer's At My Wedding. She Asked - "Where's The Body?"

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Happy_Pandalover
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

She looks truly happy and it looks like she had a great time.

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#33

A Wedding Invitation, A Chair And A Sandwich

A Wedding Invitation, A Chair And A Sandwich

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

So clever!

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#34

We Attended A "Zoom Wedding" Yesterday, And Dressed Accordingly

We Attended A "Zoom Wedding" Yesterday, And Dressed Accordingly

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grey galah
Community Member
1 year ago

years from now post-pandemic kids won't get this joke

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#35

Photographer Fell Down While Taking A Wedding Picture, Here's The Picture He Ended Up Taking

Photographer Fell Down While Taking A Wedding Picture, Here's The Picture He Ended Up Taking

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
1 year ago

And now... look for the bridesmaid who tied the photographer's shoe laces together. You can see her. XD

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#36

As A Wedding Photographer, I Peaked With This Capture

As A Wedding Photographer, I Peaked With This Capture

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Happy_Pandalover
Community Member
1 year ago

haha everyone‘s astounded by her beauty 😂

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#37

My Buddy Went To A Wedding Last Weekend And This Swan Wouldn't Stop Staring At Him Through The Door

My Buddy Went To A Wedding Last Weekend And This Swan Wouldn't Stop Staring At Him Through The Door

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grey galah
Community Member
1 year ago

there's a fairy tale about this...your buddy doesn't have a strange wife does he?

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#38

So We Got Married At The Zoo, And This Bear Had An Interesting First Look Reaction

So We Got Married At The Zoo, And This Bear Had An Interesting First Look Reaction

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Alexia
Community Member
1 year ago

Bear: "What did you just do, girl??"

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#39

A Gay Jewish Wedding Where They Rode In On A Horse Dressed As A Unicorn

A Gay Jewish Wedding Where They Rode In On A Horse Dressed As A Unicorn

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 year ago

i'm so sorry but can we stop calling this a gay wedding ?? it is a wedding just like any other.

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#40

I'm At A Wedding. Both Bride And Groom Are Police Officers. This Is What They Are Serving

I'm At A Wedding. Both Bride And Groom Are Police Officers. This Is What They Are Serving

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ume reid
Community Member
1 year ago

no sprinkles?

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#41

My Sister Wanted A Couple Wedding Pictures At Her Favorite Pub But Ran Into Another Bride

My Sister Wanted A Couple Wedding Pictures At Her Favorite Pub But Ran Into Another Bride

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 year ago

Mermaid vs. Princess.

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#42

My Wife’s Face On Our Wedding Day Compared To When She Met Rob

My Wife’s Face On Our Wedding Day Compared To When She Met Rob

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 year ago

It's called "Star Struck". Did that when I met hottie Chris Issac, and my husband was with me.

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#43

A Reporter Was Having Her Wedding When The Quake Hit Sichuan Today. She Went To Work Immediately

A Reporter Was Having Her Wedding When The Quake Hit Sichuan Today. She Went To Work Immediately

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Rai Grant
Community Member
1 year ago

Dedication

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#44

Jason Momoa Photobombing Wedding Photos

Jason Momoa Photobombing Wedding Photos

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

Sooo does he just walk around with a trident?

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#45

I Was Recently The Best Man At A Wedding In The Caribbean

I Was Recently The Best Man At A Wedding In The Caribbean

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

The bride appears to be thinking maybe he's not the best man.

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#46

My (Now) Wife Beating My Groomsmen At Smash Bros About 5-10 Minutes Before Our Wedding Ceremony

My (Now) Wife Beating My Groomsmen At Smash Bros About 5-10 Minutes Before Our Wedding Ceremony

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Jada Sherman
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it!

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#47

My Mom Had A Kangaroo Growing Up, And It Was The Ring Bearer At Her Wedding

My Mom Had A Kangaroo Growing Up, And It Was The Ring Bearer At Her Wedding

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't need guess where the rings are. So sweet.

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#48

If You Want To Wind Up In The Same Country As Your Wedding Outfits, Don't Fly Delta Airlines

If You Want To Wind Up In The Same Country As Your Wedding Outfits, Don't Fly Delta Airlines

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Bella10
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, never check it in… carry it on!

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#49

Weddings Are Exhausting. Here's A Pic Of My Brother's Wife After Everyone Left The Reception

Weddings Are Exhausting. Here's A Pic Of My Brother's Wife After Everyone Left The Reception

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denzoren
Community Member
1 year ago

Accurate. I was just the best man at two weddings...and I was worn out before the reception even started.

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#50

Our Wedding Shower Was Supposed To Be Today. We Made The Best Of What We Had

Our Wedding Shower Was Supposed To Be Today. We Made The Best Of What We Had

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago

A shower is a shower

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