Jimmy Fallon Asked the Internet For Wedding Fails and They Really Delivered | 22 Words

What event is more stressful than a wedding? The answer This is the bride and groom's day — their one big day — to get everything right; to throw a massive, unforgettable party for everyone who's ever mattered to them in their entire lives; to embark on a new chapter in their shared story that has to go perfect or risk being seen forever by every guest in attendance as a harbinger of the inevitable divorce.

Also, you have to get the seating chart right, and that's just such a headache.

And now Jimmy Fallon is holding up a magnifying glass on the worst moments of the best days of these couples' lives. The Tonight Show host asked Twitter to send him their most jaw-dropping #WeddingFail moments, and as it so often is when any celebrity is crowd-sourcing silly-yet-cringe-inducing experiences, the internet showed up for it.

Weddings are slipperier than you think.

Between the nice shoes and the expertly-polished cathedral floors, slipping at weddings is pretty common. What's not so common? Slipping during you and your wife's grand entrance, and locking eyes mid-air. The bride here look like she's simultaneously shocked, annoyed, and impressed.

This is not what the DJ means when he tells everyone to "get down."

Another wedding, another affable stumble. But this time? The bride looks like she was thrown on the ground. But before you start thinking it was intentional, the groom noticed what he's done and gets right down on the ground with you. Tossing you onto the ground and hopping right back down to be with you — ladies, get you a man who can do both.

"Honey, I know in our vows I said I wanted a strong man, but tone it down."

This is the happiest day of this groom's life — no one's faulting him for dancing his heart out. But you just can't be so excited you go around breaking reception hall floors. How do you think the next group to rent that reception hall are going to feel? Some little girl's best friend is going to fall into a hole in the ground, and it's going to ruin her quinceañera.

Burn all the pictures, please.

No one's going to call out a groom for looking weird on his wedding day. But the pictures capturing this face? They gotta go. This face cannot be seen. If his wife just has to put up pictures of her wedding in the house, she better invest in some stickers to cover up his face.

Feelin' the heat.

It's easy to forget that the whole point of being a groomsman is to act as a legal witness to the marriage. And you can't witness a marriage if you're passed out. That issue was decided by the courts a long time ago.

Well, it is a nice dress.

Sure, all these grandmas committed the fashion faux-pas that is wearing the same items as someone else at a wedding. But can we take a minute to acknowledge that there's a reason they all chose it? Between the lacy top, the mid-shin-length skirt, and the easy-to-match-with-shoes color, this dress is peak-grandma dress.

I'm sorry, a WHAT bandaid?

Every bride forgets her bouquet. That's totally normal. But why is this adult man wearing a Minions bandaid in his wedding photo? That's my big question. When I wear a minions bandaid — and I do, often — I am constantly thinking about it, and rip it off if there's even a hint of discussion about taking a group picture.

This car is making its stance on the wedding perfectly clear.

Wow, that car was not about a wedding that day. And it ate his jacket? I guess this is what you get when you drive to your aunt's wedding in Stephen King's Christine.

I'm sorry, I'm gonna need you to start this story again from the beginning.

All right, so Skeltor's at your wedding. Weird, but okay. But former WWE Champion and hardcore legend Mick Foley just happens to be there, ready to apply his signature move, Mr. Socko? It's too weird. At this point you've got to just send everyone home, pack it all in, and try again next weekend.

We all know who this wedding is about.

Okay, this one is a little cringe-worthy, but remember — it's tough to make it in the music biz. We shouldn't shame someone for making the best of an opportunity to perform! Bruno Mars might've been in attendance at that wedding.

Know your limits.

What's more exciting than learning a new trick? I remember when I learned how to kip-up off the ground, I showed all my friends for weeks. But maybe, when a trick is new, don't bust it out in front of literally everyone you know and care about? Also, when I read the description saying "the crowd energy fave him too much confidence," I thought FOR SURE he was going to kiss that bridesmaid.

A little pre-wedding warning...

Most grandmothers give advice right before the bride walks down the aisle. "Never go to bed angry"-sort of stuff. But this grandmother? She wanted to let her granddaughter know her eternal soul was doomed. If grandma really wanted to save her soul, she could've at least said something at the rehearsal dinner.

This right here was Jimmy's call to action.

Like a wedding DJ, Jimmy Fallon called everyone out onto the dance floor with this tweet. Turns out, the internet has tons of weird and wild wedding stories. Are some of them dark? Yeah, a little. But don't worry, we're balancing them out with stories about groomsmen splitting their pants to keep it from getting too heavy.

I've heard worst toasts.

Listen, you give a dad — any dad — a hot mic, and you're putting yourself at risk to hear some pretty off-color things. But to be this cruel? This personal? That takes a special kind of dad awfulness. At least his speech didn't drone on like my dad did at my wedding. He could not shut up about what a mistake I was making! It's like, wrap it up, old man! We got an open bar to get to!

Funny how life works out.

We have to believe he legitimately knew this woman wasn't right for his best friend. And furthermore, we have to believe that that understanding meant the best man and the bride were more compatible than the bride and the groom. We have to believe this is on the up and up. Because I would hate it if he was like the guy in Love Actually who wanted his friend's girl and waited until the wedding day to throw a Hail Mary.

Check your labels, my dude!

With all the bridesmaids and unhappy uncles constantly pestering them, wedding bartenders have a tough gig. But still, they have to make sure they're not getting little baby children drunk off their asses. That's just got to be a deal-breaker. But don't worry! This story has a happy ending! the bartender is now in jail.

A new path has appeared.

What a helpful bunch of chemical engineers! It's so nice that they were there. But don't get too high on them — it's well known that chemical engineers go to weddings to simply be recruiters.

And many moooooore...

Sure, a cute kid can sing "Happy Birthday" during a wedding, and everyone loves it. But I can't play Kendrick's "The Blacker The Berry" out of my iPhone speakers at my nephew's baptism without getting yelled at? Life's unfair, man.

Third time's the charm?

Every married couple goes through struggles, so you have to respect these guys' stick-to-itiveness. But maybe — and this is just a pitch — once the first and second lighter start a blaze, don't light the third? But hey guys, ultimately I'm on board with however many fires you want to start. It's your special day.

Dads gonna dad.

Saving money is the ultimate dad move. Why spend thousands on a gourmet meal when you can throw some hot dogs on the grill? You can save even more money if you ask the guest to bring their own condiments!


"Mom's getting married? I must be with her! Little sisters be damned!" This is not the kid's fault. Who thought it was a good idea to have a little brother pull his baby sister up the aisle? That's a long walk for a little boy. You can't expect him to hold his attention on anything for that long. Thank god no one was playing Nintendo 3DS in an aisle seat, or he would've been locked in on that for the rest of the ceremony.

An open grave?

I must have read this wrong. It has to be a typo. No one gets married anywhere near an open grave, right? My goth friend Helena got married with a bouquet of black roses and released bats instead of doves after they said their vows, and even she was like, "Keep my wedding away from a graveyard."

The day you get married is the day you're supposed to stop getting ghosted.

Now this story is simply frustrating. I hope Jimmy fallon gets on The Case of the Missing Wedding Photographer. This is the exact kind of mysterious storyline The Tonight Show needs. I kind feel like it's been dragging this season. Although, if I'm being honest, The Tonight Show hasn't been great since season 62.

You've gotta pick up the pace, bridesmaids.

When I spoke at my best friend's wedding a year or so ago, I was pulled aside by the wedding planner and asked to keep it tight, because everyone else's speeches were going very wrong. Now, I hadn't really prepped and spoke extemporaneously, so yeah, I too went a little long. The point is, I still feel bad about that. Everyone giving a speech at this wedding here is a sociopath.


If a wedding bartender's number one job is not getting kids drunk as hell, a wedding DJ's number one job has to be not making the bride embarrassed as hell. But don't worry! This story has a happy ending! The father and daughter did not get it on.

We can't get hung up on the details.

Look folks, it's a wedding! A lot goes into planning it! Some things are going to fall through the cracks! And sometimes, one of those things is your wife. But don't worry! This story has a happy ending! Shortly after writing this tweet to Jimmy Fallon, this man's wife hit him with her car.

You had me until "throw the bouquet without me."

There are simple explanations for most of the wedding fails listed here — horny people get wrapped up in the idea of love and can't control themselves. The uncle/ officiant is miffed about his niece changing her last name since it's probably his last name too. But how does a DJ throw the bouquet without the bride? Like, who throws it? A ghost?

Maybe the registry was full.

Who hasn't scrambled last-minute for a gift? But, I don't know if it's a great idea to give an ex a box of memories in front of his new wife. But don't worry! This story has a happy ending! The bride burned the box in front of the ex and the entire crowd cheered.

Seems like a cute kid.

Aw, this new step-dad wanted to let his new wife's daughter know she was cared about and that she had a place in the new family. What a touching gesture! If only he'd double-checked to see if she already had a necklace. Hopefully he saved the gift receipt.


But don't worry! This story has a happy ending! Now she's divorced.