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.
This right here was Jimmy's call to action.
It’s Hashtags time! Tag a tweet with #WeddingFail and then tell us a funny or weird story from a wedding you were at. Could be on the show!— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon)1560868823.0
A little pre-wedding warning...
@jimmyfallon Worst wedding fail for me was moments before waking down the isle my grandmother told me I was going t… https://t.co/obT18ZWW3A— Gloria Florence (@Gloria Florence)1560869214.0
Weddings are slipperier than you think.
@jimmyfallon I knew at this very moment that I had done something very wrong... and then proceeded to slip on the s… https://t.co/rBrmBnLBuQ— Prince Johnson (@Prince Johnson)1560945052.0
This is not what the DJ means when he tells everyone to "get down."
@jimmyfallon During our first dance I kept telling my husband that every time he twirled me, I was slipping on my d… https://t.co/lOYFUmFZ8m— carson bursey (@carson bursey)1560963410.0
I've heard worst toasts.
@jimmyfallon Wedding DJ here: Father of the Groom giving the toast told everyone his son has done everything right… https://t.co/PdHAIzC2M8— Jen Outlaw (@Jen Outlaw)1560901457.0
"Honey, I know in our vows I said I wanted a strong man, but tone it down."
@jimmyfallon My husband broke the dance floor lol #WeddingFail https://t.co/jTtSuBvFFp— Mrs. Anastasia Beaverhausen-Singh (@Mrs. Anastasia Beaverhausen-Singh)1560901560.0
Burn all the pictures, please.
@jimmyfallon I thought I was making a calm, composed face as my wife came down the aisle. I found out this was the… https://t.co/r2meSCuA5T— Patrick Neville (@Patrick Neville)1560884325.0
Know your limits.
@jimmyfallon At my wedding reception, my little brother was doing his thing on the dance floor as the bridal party… https://t.co/hNDRK6fswL— Yves Batoba (@Yves Batoba)1560889880.0
Take a seat.You can't hold it against someone for fainting before the ceremony. But you can hold it against her for sitting in a chair on stage during the ceremony. That's a real Queen of England-sort of move. You'll have people going "oh, wonder why she's sitting? She must be royalty," and anything — anything — that pulls attention from the bride on the wedding day is a grievous sin.
He even said "I'll never let you down" in his vows.
@jimmyfallon Tried to be romantic and carry my wife out of the ceremony. Luckily, this was after she said “I do.”… https://t.co/I0WqzoI81V— Patrick (@Patrick)1560904286.0
@jimmyfallon My grandfather is blind. While attending my friends wedding his wrist watch alarm clock went off. It c… https://t.co/4gesDyuQr6— Regina McCarley (@Regina McCarley)1560912073.0
A picture is worth 1,000 wedding presents.
@jimmyfallon I profusely thanked the photographer for getting this shot of my sister going down. I have it framed i… https://t.co/pvzuRLLENt— Abbey Stumpf (@Abbey Stumpf)1560902834.0
This must've been fun for the bride and groom to discover later.
@jimmyfallon I accidentally photobombed almost every single photo of the bride and groom. I’ll never ever ever ever… https://t.co/SPET0wUWzf— E Marquez (@E Marquez)1560910279.0
A father-in-law plans an epic surprise.How long is this dance? And how long did they book the reception hall? Because if they only booked 40 minutes at the reception hall, that's on the couple for not adding in any time for surprises. If this was an hour-long dance, it is the greatest wedding crime in the history of matrimony.
YA BURNT (but not in the insult way).
@jimmyfallon #WeddingFail I got burned by my sister's plus one during my sparkler send off. My photographer snapped… https://t.co/FIcdnl5LPC— TheReehlJessica (@TheReehlJessica)1563297081.0
@jimmyfallon The caterers decided to pick up my entire cake at once and this was the result. I didn’t even get my m… https://t.co/eieoHTPJbw— sara 🕸 (@sara 🕸)1560908313.0
The reception was hot.
@jimmyfallon my now sister-in-law backed up into a candle and her wedding dress train went up in flames. they put o… https://t.co/ZXS8HkKXZR— mei (@mei)1560916727.0
And speaking of rolling with the punches...
@jimmyfallon My husband and I forgot 2 pick a song to play when we were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. for our receptio… https://t.co/QV71f4pyPv— Meg Forrester (@Meg Forrester)1560880313.0
God smiles upon those who take care of the planet.
@jimmyfallon Was at my sisters wedding & when it came to the final prayer, the priest gave a blessing to “all those… https://t.co/y3e4vFmzL2— Jeremy Bowker (@Jeremy Bowker)1560869148.0
You said the quiet part out loud.
@jimmyfallon #WeddingFail my best man was so nervous to speak but he did blurt out,” Howie said if I did a good job… https://t.co/sqfMmKPYJB— Howie McGregor (@Howie McGregor)1560881719.0
Some Best Mans just want to watch the world burn.
@jimmyfallon #weddingfail started my best man speech with “fornication” then cleared my throat and finished with “f… https://t.co/JODhzv2vmA— Chris (@Chris)1560869358.0
"And now, for our end-of-the-night entertainment..."
@jimmyfallon @FallonTonight I was invited to a wedding to tell all of my dad jokes. My friend decided to make me wa… https://t.co/PY2VO7PNEs— Bianca Cornelius (@Bianca Cornelius)1560898406.0
A Freudian slip?
@jimmyfallon When exchanging rings, my wife didn’t quite repeat the priest verbatim. Instead I got “...take this ri… https://t.co/bd1Q8UdDYj— Nick (@Nick)1560896141.0
Life imitates cake.
@jimmyfallon At a friends wedding reception it was very windy and the groom got blown off the cake and well it look… https://t.co/TzThiXZwuV— BeachBlonde843 (@BeachBlonde843)1560869372.0
A little bit of an over-share.
@jimmyfallon In his speech at my wedding my dad told everyone about the night I was conceived #weddingfail 😫— Lo (@Lo)1560953482.0
Get ready for an impressive display of tact and civility.
@jimmyfallon Our redhead friend, “Maude” got married & chngd into a short dress for the reception. She stood on a c… https://t.co/G67g7DSHBb— stephy2266 (@stephy2266)1560949840.0
"Do you smell something burning?"
@jimmyfallon The stage was lined w/ candles. My grandma & her bff were talking near there when the backside of her… https://t.co/S8WEJxbLQD— Marlene T (@Marlene T)1560871293.0
A classic comedy bit here.
@jimmyfallon The bride was getting ready to sit down so the groom could grab the garter and one of the groomsmen mo… https://t.co/3WNiTmPEIJ— Mrs. Gil🐻 (@Mrs. Gil🐻)1560877606.0
This couple will take your breath away.
@jimmyfallon At my dad’s and stepmom’s wedding the person that was marrying them passed out before the ceremony. We… https://t.co/EMSDAStqxF— Tallie Viteri (@Tallie Viteri)1560917135.0
One of many reasons you generally want to get married under a roof.
@jimmyfallon #WeddingFail I went to a wedding on a beach in Florida. While the bride was walking down the "aisle" a… https://t.co/mZVQ4c4Go5— IamIshIsh (Wendy Hiller) (@IamIshIsh (Wendy Hiller))1560926605.0
The photoshop guy had her back.
@jimmyfallon When my cousin got married during the big family photograph, we all threw confetti in the air. My dres… https://t.co/K5GKl1Ih8y— JennyBlue (@JennyBlue)1560883297.0
This one is messed up.
@jimmyfallon My dad walked me down the aisle and was not subtle about trying to put my car keys in my hand and told… https://t.co/R8XqaiPtpd— Kelly (@Kelly)1560956493.0
It's important to have a big breakfast.
@jimmyfallon Had a microphone on@me during wedding I forgot and when I went to put ring in my bride to be it didn’t… https://t.co/qvskcURd00— Paul B (@Paul B)1560868962.0
Some happiest day of your life.
@jimmyfallon #weddingfail my mom and stepdad got married 3 time zones away with a three year old (hi mom I can dele… https://t.co/Jzr015dUmK— hailey (@hailey)1560906383.0
Blame it on Google Maps.
@jimmyfallon Was running late for my friend's wedding. I arrived to the chapel with one minute to spear and couldn'… https://t.co/PdZpGVkDcK— Denise Rosero (@Denise Rosero)1560873727.0
Fate might be trying to stop this wedding.If just a teen driver smashed into the church, or just the guests all got diarrhea from your catering, I'd say it was bad luck. But for both of them to happen? That's more than a disaster. That's a sign.
Not all priests do their due diligence.
@jimmyfallon Was at a coworkers wedding. The priest kept referencing someone named Catherine and we were all confus… https://t.co/P3LXduYAoL— Kim Ngu (@Kim Ngu)1560947905.0
"Hey, you busy? Just need a favor real quick."
@jimmyfallon We got eloped at the courthouse. We only had one witness, so we had to ask a stranger to be our other… https://t.co/mjOnZUblnE— En Fuego (@En Fuego)1560900024.0
Funny how life works out.
@jimmyfallon Before my wedding, the best man told me I shouldn’t marry his best friend. I never got along with the… https://t.co/YUaQZ0hlv6— Sandy (@Sandy)1560934100.0
Check your labels, my dude!
@jimmyfallon There was an open bar at my sisters wedding, and I kept getting refills on lemonade. I noticed I was f… https://t.co/zBAjpg3Gg6— Angel Dye (@Angel Dye)1560905256.0
Feelin' the heat.
@jimmyfallon My brother in law wore three undershirts in the middle of summer because he didn’t want to sweat throu… https://t.co/rtYdGVLHby— Ryan Darbonne (@Ryan Darbonne)1560880471.0
Well, it is a nice dress.
@jimmyfallon All three of the grandmothers unexpectedly showed up to the wedding in 👏🏼the👏🏼exact👏🏼same👏🏼dress!!… https://t.co/49eXTzp7IR— Alex Campisi (@Alex Campisi)1560914796.0
A new path has appeared.
@jimmyfallon At my wedding, my sis spilled a glass of red wine all over my wedding dress. Only 2 people there knew… https://t.co/YwRYk4b60c— Rebecca Ulrich von Bargen (@Rebecca Ulrich von Bargen)1560879058.0
I'm sorry, a WHAT bandaid?
@jimmyfallon #WeddingFail I got so nervous that I completely forgot my bouquet until the ceremony was over. But wor… https://t.co/QiuCtXjaY9— ✨Whitney✨ (@✨Whitney✨)1560896196.0
And many moooooore...
@jimmyfallon When I was younger I went to a Catholic wedding It was in a large grand cathedral, as the bride & groo… https://t.co/ehjpT5uXRT— Gabby Beast (@Gabby Beast)1560870131.0
Third time's the charm?
@jimmyfallon Wedding DJ here: Couple tried lighting Chinese lanterns. 1st lantern caught itself on fire. 2nd caught… https://t.co/6U92qIASPt— Jen Outlaw (@Jen Outlaw)1560901860.0
Dads gonna dad.
@jimmyfallon My dad was in charge of food for my reception, we gave him a budget of $500. We show up to the recepti… https://t.co/76028Pwket— James Andrus (@James Andrus)1560918740.0
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.
@jimmyfallon At my sons wedding my grandson was pulling my granddaughter down the isle in a wagon. About halfway th… https://t.co/RY1xKk431G— LaRee Bumgarner (@LaRee Bumgarner)1560908784.0
This car is making its stance on the wedding perfectly clear.
@jimmyfallon My brother and I were tasked with bringing my great aunt Catherine’s wedding cake to the reception. Bu… https://t.co/73Lgjtp3Fb— marco alexander (@marco alexander)1560899216.0
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.
@jimmyfallon My husband and I renewed our vows for our 21st Anniversary in 2016 and hired a photographer/videograph… https://t.co/bIrYuDFzve— Dionise Barnett (@Dionise Barnett)1560887376.0
You've gotta pick up the pace, bridesmaids.
@jimmyfallon I just attended a wedding with 10 bridesmaids... the introductions alone took 1 hour. They closed the… https://t.co/NLFUzwP1JX— Katie Sokoloff (@Katie Sokoloff)1560918246.0
Awkward.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.
I'm sorry, I'm gonna need you to start this story again from the beginning.
@jimmyfallon the time that Skeletor came to crash our wedding... so we had to have Mick Foley send him back to snak… https://t.co/bY2Zqxiopu— kid cadet (@kid cadet)1560912355.0
We can't get hung up on the details.
@jimmyfallon At my wedding, I stood up to thank everyone for traveling to the festivities and sharing this time wit… https://t.co/sTKHF7Ncs6— Matt Brown (@Matt Brown)1560949362.0
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.
@jimmyfallon A friend was gifted a “box of memories” from an ex girlfriend at his wedding 😂 #weddingfail— McKinley Elle ❥ (@McKinley Elle ❥)1560918600.0
We all know who this wedding is about.
@jimmyfallon Went to a wedding reception a couple of years ago and randomly the DJ started playing only karaoke ver… https://t.co/aLoJxt4pFR— Rach (@Rach)1560873166.0
Seems like a cute kid.
@jimmyfallon Part of our wedding my husband was to give my 4 year old daughter a necklace and she wouldn't take it… https://t.co/7eHPif2xE4— Kay (@Kay)1560880866.0
@jimmyfallon I’m divorced. #weddingfail— Liz Croy (@Liz Croy)1560869289.0