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On your wedding day, you and your partner get to call all the shots. Planning to wear a camouflage dress? Interesting choice, but go ahead. Pressuring your guests into buying gifts that cost at least $1,000? Probably wouldn’t recommend it, but I can’t stop you! Hosting the ceremony on a trampoline? Just be careful not to fall down!

Brides and grooms are entitled to have the weddings of their dreams, even if they have pretty bizarre dreams, but that won’t stop people online from mocking them for their choices. Bored Panda has scoured the internet to find photos of the most questionable and trashy decisions couples have ever made when tying the knot. So enjoy scrolling through these pics that might make you cringe, and keep reading to find a conversation with Jhona Yellin, Editor at Bespoke Bride!

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My Mum Is An Artificial Florist And Had An "Influencer" With 70k Followers Ask For Free Wedding Flowers For Exposure

My Mum Is An Artificial Florist And Had An "Influencer" With 70k Followers Ask For Free Wedding Flowers For Exposure

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Influencer Requests Personal Song And One-Hour Set At Wedding For Free

Influencer Requests Personal Song And One-Hour Set At Wedding For Free

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Write a song and do an hour set for free, plus he'll probably have to pay his airfare and accommodations?

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Bride Gets RSVPs From Wedding Guests And Only After The Fact Tells Everyone Who Said They Were Coming That They Need To Pay $75 Per Plate

Bride Gets RSVPs From Wedding Guests And Only After The Fact Tells Everyone Who Said They Were Coming That They Need To Pay $75 Per Plate

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They even gave her an opportunity to learn from it, but apparently they didn't want to.

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We've all been to a wedding or two where the bride and groom made some questionable choices. Perhaps they demanded that all guests dress to fit a very specific color scheme, or they informed guests on the day of that they would be expected to pay for their food and drinks at the reception. We tend to overlook these annoyances when we're celebrating people we love, but it's a lot easier to judge strangers online for making bizarre choices at their weddings...

The photos on this list might give you strong secondhand embarrassment, but spreading awareness about bad bridal behavior might convince some couples to tone it down. Your wedding should absolutely be a wonderful day that you remember for the rest of your life, but it should be a great memory for all involved. And if your best friends are pouting the whole time because you forced them to get hair cuts for the ceremony or spend $500 on shoes, your priorities might be a little bit out of whack.

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Bride Cancels Her Wedding Because Her Guests Didn't "Donate" $1,500 Each To Fund The Event

Bride Cancels Her Wedding Because Her Guests Didn't "Donate" $1,500 Each To Fund The Event

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I Paid For The First Slice After It Was Announced On The Day We'd Be Helping To Pay For Their Cake. Apparently, Didn't Count For The Second

I Paid For The First Slice After It Was Announced On The Day We'd Be Helping To Pay For Their Cake. Apparently, Didn't Count For The Second

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To gain more insight into this topic, we reached out to wedding expert and Editor at Bespoke Bride, Jhona Yellin. Jhona was kind enough to have a conversation with Bored Panda about some etiquette brides and grooms should keep in mind, while still making their big day all about them.

"When it comes to gifts, we tell our brides-to-be to always think of their registry as a treasure map for their guests. Provide a variety of price points to make everyone comfortable," she shared. "And if Aunt Marge gifts you a third toaster, smile, thank her, and quietly handle the return. Nobody needs to know about the great toaster swap of 2024. By the way – we created a fun guide on curating a wedding registry for the home of your dreams."

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#9

My Friend Saw This Sign At Her Hotel This Week. Oh Yeah, That Guy Jon Is Coming Too

My Friend Saw This Sign At Her Hotel This Week. Oh Yeah, That Guy Jon Is Coming Too

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Jhona also noted that setting a dress code can be fantastic, but it's important to be reasonable. "Asking your guests to show up in ball gowns and tuxedos might be a tad much for a beach wedding," she shared. "'Black tie optional' is sophisticated; 'lavender sequin jumpsuits' is a bit... Eccentric. Also for this, by the way – we created a post about creative wedding dress codes that are in fashion today."

"Just remember, these wedding guests are your friends and family who love you enough to wear matching outfits," the expert added. "Appreciate their effort, don’t turn them into personal assistants, and remember they have lives (and wallets) too."

#10

Hey, I Know That I've Given My Wedding No Thought But I Want You To Dedicate The Next 48 Hours Of Your Life To It

Hey, I Know That I've Given My Wedding No Thought But I Want You To Dedicate The Next 48 Hours Of Your Life To It

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"On TV they complete bigger cakes than this in a short time" - 😂😂😂

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She Looks Absolutely Gorgeous... Except She’s Not The Bride

She Looks Absolutely Gorgeous... Except She’s Not The Bride

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We also asked the wedding expert how friends and family members can know when it's time to speak up and try to reign in the bride and groom. "When the bride or groom’s requests start sounding like they belong in a royal decree, it’s time to step in," Jhona says. "Close family or friends are the best candidates to have 'the talk.' Pick a moment when the bride or groom isn’t mid-meltdown — preferably over a calming cup of tea or a stiff drink."

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A Photographer Friend Of Mine Posted This (We Are In Louisiana). I Can't Wait To See Some Of The Mashed Potato Pictures

A Photographer Friend Of Mine Posted This (We Are In Louisiana). I Can't Wait To See Some Of The Mashed Potato Pictures

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Asking The Girl Your Fiancé Groomed To Be Your Photographer For Free

Asking The Girl Your Fiancé Groomed To Be Your Photographer For Free

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It's also important to tread lightly when addressing a bride's unreasonable behavior. "Use 'I' statements to keep it gentle," Jhona recommends. “'I’m worried that asking guests to arrive by helicopter might be a bit much. Not everyone has their pilot’s license, you know?' This approach keeps the conversation constructive and less confrontational."

#16

The Audacity Of This Wedding Guest And Their Mum! Plan Your Own Special Moment, Cheapskates

The Audacity Of This Wedding Guest And Their Mum! Plan Your Own Special Moment, Cheapskates

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't propose or announce a pregnancy at someone else's wedding. It's not that hard.

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#17

A Guest Filled 7 Tupperware Containers With Food From The Wedding Reception And Gave The Couple 5 USD As A Gift

A Guest Filled 7 Tupperware Containers With Food From The Wedding Reception And Gave The Couple 5 USD As A Gift

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A Pregnant Alien Officiant

A Pregnant Alien Officiant

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5 days ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've seen this one before and iirc there was context that said the bride and groom loved it (though I admit that the title is clickbaity). I'll try to look for it. Edit: "FOR THE RECORD: the original poster shared context in the comments and this was absolutely loved by the bride and groom, who approved a wild character officiant, and who have a thing for aliens and cryptids. There was no shame here. Only delight. I guarantee if they'd wanted her in something plain, that's what she'd have worn. Not everyone has the same vision for their wedding, and this one was loved."

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Jhona says that, yes, the wedding is all about the happy couple. "But let’s not forget about the lovely folks who are there to celebrate your love. Your guests have put in effort to be there—time, travel, and probably a new pair of shoes," she explained. "Make sure they’re well-fed, entertained, and can hear the vows without needing binoculars and a sound system worthy of Coachella."

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#19

Father Is More Interested In The Aesthetics Of His Wedding Than A Lifelong Relationship With His Daughter

Father Is More Interested In The Aesthetics Of His Wedding Than A Lifelong Relationship With His Daughter

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor child, her mother abandons her and her father is choosing his fiancee over her. I hope she has other adults in her life who can show her love.

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This "Vegan Pizza" Was Provided At A Wedding Last Night

This "Vegan Pizza" Was Provided At A Wedding Last Night

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a terrible catering service. Not so much the bride and groom being horrible. I'd definitley like to know who they hired to cater their wedding. That way I know who not to contact while planning a wedding.

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Wedding Photo Contract Request

Wedding Photo Contract Request

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonder if she asked the same thing about her wedding dress? Does this work both ways? Will guests have their monetary and material gifts returned should you divorce?

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Jhona also added that we should never underestimate the power of appreciation. "Gratitude is your best accessory," the expert says. "Thank your guests, your vendors, and especially the person who managed to find your lost ring. A simple 'thank you' can make everyone feel like they’re part of something special."

#23

Her Sister And Niece Just Died Two Months Ago In An Accident. This Is Her Sister's Husband. Like... They Couldn't Have Even Waited 6 Months? What Exactly Did She Pray For?

Her Sister And Niece Just Died Two Months Ago In An Accident. This Is Her Sister's Husband. Like... They Couldn't Have Even Waited 6 Months? What Exactly Did She Pray For?

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I love you more than life..." WTF?! Apparently more than you sister's and niece's life as well!!

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#24

Friend Won’t Gift Me A $300 Wedding Cake. The Entitlement Is Strong With This One

Friend Won’t Gift Me A $300 Wedding Cake. The Entitlement Is Strong With This One

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Finally, Jhona urges couples not to lose sight of what the day is really about: your love and commitment. "No one will remember if the napkins were periwinkle or powder blue, but they’ll remember the heartfelt vows and the epic dance moves," she told Bored Panda. "Many guests appreciate these days eco-friendly weddings, so if you can - add some sustainable elements to make your wedding a bit 'Greener.' Here are some tips and ideas for a sustainable wedding."

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"In the end, weddings are about celebrating love, surrounded by those who matter most. Keep it joyful, keep it real, and most importantly, keep it fun," the expert added.

#25

This Person Doesn’t Want To Drive A Free BMW Or Tesla To His Wedding

This Person Doesn’t Want To Drive A Free BMW Or Tesla To His Wedding

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A Kid Wants To Dress Up As A Lion For The Wedding. Also Told To Change Centerpieces As The Kid Doesn’t Like Balloons (The Kid Is This Person's Mother’s Best Friend’s Child)

A Kid Wants To Dress Up As A Lion For The Wedding. Also Told To Change Centerpieces As The Kid Doesn’t Like Balloons (The Kid Is This Person's Mother’s Best Friend’s Child)

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If you're currently planning your own wedding, we hope you've gotten some inspiration for what not to do, pandas! Keep upvoting the pics that you find most amusing, and let us know in the comments what the trashiest moments you've ever witnessed at a wedding were. Then, if you're interested in checking out even more wild behavior from brides and grooms, we recommend reading this article next!

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Wedding Favors Are Engraved Bullet Casings With The Date And The Couples' Names On Them

Wedding Favors Are Engraved Bullet Casings With The Date And The Couples' Names On Them

I can't think of anything more cringe or out of touch. Actually, turned my stomach the first time I saw them. Hope none of their guests have any family or friends who have been victims of gun violence! Shame on this couple for being so totally tone-deaf in today's climate.

Southern California wedding, by the way. Not that it matters. I wouldn't find this acceptable in any state.

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4 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't the phrase here's a bullet with your name on it something negative and bad? I'm pretty sure it is, and that is exactly why this is absolutely ridiculous and insane. Some peoples mental heath is so concerning. Seriously though, these gun obsessed folks are scary as fũćķ and I'm tired of acting like it's normal when it's not.

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#29

Gifts Determine Where Guests Sit At The Wedding

Gifts Determine Where Guests Sit At The Wedding

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She Wants A Deposit From Her Bridesmaids

She Wants A Deposit From Her Bridesmaids

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I Really Hope She Finds Someone For Her Wedding

I Really Hope She Finds Someone For Her Wedding

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Welcome to the little town of Fat Chance, Alaska - population 1 deluded bride-to-be

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An Actual Wedding Someone I Know Attended This Weekend

An Actual Wedding Someone I Know Attended This Weekend

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No way would that s**t fly anywhere in Europe, I'd only guess from the khaki pants, polos and golf shirts with a possible open carry on his hip were looking at America.... Sorry if I'm wrong... Either way... Total toss pots all of em...

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Seen On Facebook. What Is This Kind Of Trash

Seen On Facebook. What Is This Kind Of Trash

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So I Went To A Wedding And A Guy Showed Up Wearing This

So I Went To A Wedding And A Guy Showed Up Wearing This

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A Guest At My Cousin's Reception Changed Into This Outfit Halfway Through The Night

A Guest At My Cousin's Reception Changed Into This Outfit Halfway Through The Night

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Come To Our Wedding And Pay $700 To Stay In The Guest House But You’ll Be Sleeping On The Pullout Couch Because You’re The Only Singleton

Come To Our Wedding And Pay $700 To Stay In The Guest House But You’ll Be Sleeping On The Pullout Couch Because You’re The Only Singleton

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is no need to lie to a person so that they don't get upset about their own rude behavior.

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When Trashy Gets Married

When Trashy Gets Married

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bro I tell my son to get off the floor 100x a day maybe someone forgot to tell him.

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Pay For My Historic Wedding

Pay For My Historic Wedding

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good god. A would be influencer who doesn't even have an IG yet, let alone ANY followers? LOL

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#42

Woman Tries To Get Me To Take A Day Off School To Take Photographs Of Her Wedding

Woman Tries To Get Me To Take A Day Off School To Take Photographs Of Her Wedding

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Bridal Parties Pretend To Be Shot Like Deer And Dragged Into Reception

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Why Should The Future Father-In-Law Visit His Dying Father “Who Probably Won’t Even Recognize Him” When The Bride's Special Day Is On The Line?

Why Should The Future Father-In-Law Visit His Dying Father “Who Probably Won’t Even Recognize Him” When The Bride's Special Day Is On The Line?

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Bride And Groom Trying To Sell Presents From Their Wedding On Instagram… A Place Where Many Of Their Wedding Guests Follow Them

Bride And Groom Trying To Sell Presents From Their Wedding On Instagram… A Place Where Many Of Their Wedding Guests Follow Them

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guess who's never getting a gift from their family ever again?

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Woman Wants To Pay A Photographer Only £100 For 11 Hours Of Work To Cover Her Wedding. But Only Wants Professionals. She Was Absolutely Roasted In The Comments

Woman Wants To Pay A Photographer Only £100 For 11 Hours Of Work To Cover Her Wedding. But Only Wants Professionals. She Was Absolutely Roasted In The Comments

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When The Guest's Presence Is Not A Good Enough Present

When The Guest's Presence Is Not A Good Enough Present

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Define the meaning of "gift'. That would be something freely given, no?

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Can You Imagine What The Rest Of The Wedding Was Like?

Can You Imagine What The Rest Of The Wedding Was Like?

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5 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see an issue here.... I think some people need to be a bit more tolerant of how other people are.... Just because you find it weird dose not give you the right to poke fun at someone on their special day.

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