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12 Big Wedding Scandals of the Year

Real brides dish on their most mortifying moments.
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by The Knot

Spanx Snafu

"I accidentally left my shaping underwear in the dryer at my fiance's parents' house. On the day of the wedding, I had to call them up so they could bring it with them to the venue for me. His dad answered the phone, and I told him the predicament I was in, having to describe what they looked like and where I'd left them to make sure the correct pair was brought. Lo and behold, my shaping underwear was at the venue when I arrived!" -- erollis

Scandalous Scale: 4 out of 5

Prewedding Peep Show

"Due to the nature of my gown, I could not wear a bra underneath it, so I was standing topless in the bridal suite with just my mom, my sister and my best friend in the room, all of whom were polite enough to avoid eye contact with my chest while we attempted different ways to maneuver my dress onto me without ruining my hair and makeup. Out of nowhere, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law came in and stood there staring at my naked chest! Even worse, they kept leaving the room and coming back, thus opening and closing the bridal suite door. Each time, a different member of the venue staff would be walking by. I'm not sure how many people saw me in all my busty glory, but thanks to the in-laws, they got a great show!" -- venrena

Scandalous Scale: 5 out of 5

Scene-Stealing Sister-in-Law

"My sister-in-law not only wore a white dress to my wedding, but she bumped into our sweetheart table and knocked over the red votive candle centerpiece. Red wax ran all over my dress, which is now ruined. She has neither apologized nor offered to clean it. My only consolation is that she got some wax on her white dress as well!" -- sessionswedding

Scandalous Scale: 3 out of 5

Flustered Fiance

"During the vows at my husband's friend's wedding, when the priest began the repeat-after-me part, he turned to the groom and began, 'I, Phil....' Phil just looked back at the priest and responded, 'Hi!' He didn't realize he wasn't being greeted! Everyone got a huge chuckle, and the bride turned as red as the flowers she was carrying, but they look back on their video now and laugh every time!" -- melissagh10

Scandalous Scale: 3 out of 5

Ring Pillow

"I was in my friend's wedding a few years ago, and apparently someone tied the ring to the ring pillow a little too tight. They literally could not get the knot out. The best man and priest tried for several minutes before the priest left the ceremony to go to the church office to get scissors. When he came back with the scissors, all the guests clapped." -- kimberlykh

Scandalous Scale: 3 out of 5

Wedding Night No-No

"At one wedding, the pastor discussed how the bride was a virgin but the groom was not." -- krizzo17

Scandalous Scale: 5 out of 5

Piercing Predicament

"I had Spanx on under my dress. As we were taking pictures, my belly button ring got caught on the top of the Spanx and I couldn't stand up straight. I had to go behind the limo, hike up the dress and take out the ring. Luckily, it was not caught on camera or film!" -- gymchick05

Scandalous Scale: 4 out of 5

Forgetful Friar

"At one of my best friends' weddings where I was the maid of honor, the priest obviously got nervous and forgot the bride's name! Her name is Alyson; he asked the groom to look at Jill. We all went stone-faced and just stood there in shock, but luckily, the bride started laughing!" -- futuremrsgates

Scandalous Scale: 3 out of 5

Conga Crash

"I fell on the floor doing the conga (after which I told my mom, 'I told you I didn't want any conga lines!')." -- akmackay

Scandalous Scale: 4 out of 5

Pessimistic Pastor

"The pastor forgot to say, 'You may now kiss the bride,' so after the vows, he stopped talking and the rest of us just sat there, not sure if we should clap or wait. The bride and groom weren't even sure what to do. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the groom just leaned in and kissed his bride." -- kimberlyb33

Scandalous Scale: 4 out of 5

The Wind Beneath My Wings

"At a wedding I attended, as soon as the outdoor ceremony began, a huge windstorm hit and all of the guests and whole wedding party got covered in dirt and bugs. Then, as the bridesmaids walked down the aisle, their skirts flew up and everyone got a good glimpse underneath." -- musicjailbird7

Scandalous Scale: 3 out of 5

Melting Monogram

"I went to my friend's wedding this August, and at the reception, they had an ice sculpture with their initials -- except they were the wrong initials! Needless to say, the groom's mom was upset when she noticed it, but the bride's dad just shook his head and realized it was too late. Luckily, it started to melt enough that you couldn't read the initials!" -- carlenenicole

Scandalous Scale: 3 out of 5

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