Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Bike Case and Run Kit Giveaway

In most of my giveaways, I giveaway a single item to a single person.  A watch, a scale, a something.  This time though, I’m going to shake things up a bit, and give a bunch of piles of stuff to a bunch of people.

Four piles.

Four people.

Perhaps…for the 4th?  You know, the 4th of July (for you Canadians, it’s like what you do on the 1st of July).

Last week the guys over at Wahoo Fitness sent me a giant box of goodies, as a thank-you for letting them borrow a pile of my Garmin Forerunner units so that they could add in ANT+ wireless download support to the iPhone/iPod for the FR60, FR610 and FR405 (in addition to the FR310XT support they already had).  This allowed them to code the application to support those units.

And while I love gadgets just as much as the next guy… I really don’t need this many ANT+ cases and dongles…my soon to be wife will likely be upset enough once she finds the Vasa Trainer sprawling across the entryway upon return from our honeymoon.

So here’s what’s on tap for the giveaway: Four sets in total.


Two Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Bike Case kits; with an extra aero bar mount kit and an extra ride bike mount kit (making two road bike mount kits in total, one tri bike mount), inclusive of the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Speed/Cadence sensor as well.


Two Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Run Kits; which includes the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ dongle, an ANT+ premium soft strap heart rate strap, and an armband holder for your iPhone/iPod.


Got all that?  Good.  It’s like $700 worth of goodness.  That’s a lot of money you can now spend on sparklers instead.  Or those little snap-pop thingies (do they still make those?).

Four sets, four people, for the fourth.

The winners will be chosen at random, and then each person will get to select which prize they want – starting with the first random winner.  If there’s a conflict, I’ll try and find a way to work it out.

Simply leave a comment with your best/funniest/most entertaining wedding party memory – that’s it.  Super simple.

The entry period will run until Monday July 4th, 2011 at 11:59PM Eastern Time, at which point I’ll close the entry period and the winners will be randomly selected.  Like the all my giveaways there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you.

(Note: If you’re Active Duty Military and deployed and are unable to complete the comment entry method, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered.  For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets. Thanks all!)

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  1. Wow, so many to choose from. There was the wedding I went to at 11:30 PM at night. Another wedding where the food was provided by Papa John’s Pizza. The wedding where I got so sick it was coming out both ends and the bride somehow blames me and my wife and won’t speak to us anymore.

    Then of course there was the one where I was told as I walked in the door that I would be an usher for the wedding, and btw, here’s a tie to wear.

    But of course, my favorite was probably the one with the spiked bubble tea, youth group rock band chorus, and a bunch of dance-crazed friends recreating “Thriller”, mostly because that one ended with me being married. Thanks, my “The Girl” 🙂

  2. I gave a speech about how the couple met etc… using entirely too many references from the 365 Sex Positions book.

  3. My cousin got married at a banquet hall which was very nice but during the ceremony the ‘pastor’ didn’t look up at all. He just read from a manuscript – the whole thing took 4-5 minutes. When we showed up for the reception (next door) who should be the DJ? The ‘pastor’ of course…

  4. Best wedding moment I can recall was for a friend of a friend… they were Romanian, I believe. At the wedding, they tell stories and anecdotes about the couple before wishing them a happy marriage. All of the stories were told in their native tongue–leaving the English speaking friends left out. When mother of the bride’s turn came up, she bravely got up and told her story in English–a language she struggled very much with–to show respect for all of the English speaking friends who came. I don’t recall the story, but her bravery brought everyone to tears.

  5. Was video-taped dancing like a fool at my buddy’s reception, then during a later visit I misplaced the tape. OOPS!

  6. well…mine is not a wedding party memory, it is the night I proposed to my wife…hope it will still qualify. I am not making this up, but when I bent down on one knee and asked her to marry me, my pants ripped down the middle…smooth…very smooth.

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  8. Hmmm… The only one that comes to mind right now is the time that four of us realized we were wearing the same tie – how lame. I’m sure that right after I post this I’ll remember something better.

  9. Simple “Don’t do it”. You’ve been warned!!!


  10. I was at a friends wedding when I accidentally bit my lip whilst trying to eat a crusty bread roll at dinner. My mouth was full of blood and, as I was making my way to the bathroom to clean myself up, I was stopped by the bride and introduced to her parents. I forgot about my mouth and when I opened it to say hello blood gushed out all over my suit. Uber embarrassing!

  11. I once flew to my cousin’s wedding in Japan in the winter only to catch a cold en route and be laid up with a 102 fever in a room adjacent to the reception hall.

  12. When one of the groomsmen started doing sprints wearing just his speedo bikini style bathing suit.

  13. Watching drunk family members ‘dance’. never gets old

  14. Just this past weekend wy wife and my boys who are five and seven went out of town for my cousins wedding. First we hit the pool and water slide at the hotel before going to the wedding. All through the ceremony and the reception before the dance started all they wanted to do was leave. Once the dance started we couldn’t get them to leave. This might have had to do with the young lady of about nouns years of age they were following around the dance, repeating their handstand dance move every 15 seconds (no I did not teach them that move). My seven year old also told me he has his first crush on a girl that was in his class this past school year.

    Congrats on the pending wedding. I hope it all goes well.

  15. My best mate, was best man at my wedding way back in 1992, I’m still very happily married.

    Where as my best mate hasn’t been so lucky and I’ve been best man at all of his weddings!

    At his last one one, I stood up for my speech and said “Well, here we are again!” Quite naturally all the blokes howled with laughter…

    I’m refusing to be his best man at his next one…

  16. When one of my cousins started to throw punches at another cousin at my wedding because he was making out with his sister. Didn’t know they were related.

  17. Excellent giveaway, glad you did decide to give them as wedding favours to guests.

  18. Thanks for the great giveaway! One of my favorite wedding party memories is of nearly all of our guests dancing the polka at the reception.

  19. Just remember….eat some food that day otherwise beware the after-party. Some generous guests decide that after drinking the entire evening on your dime, that you will drink the entire early AM on their collective dollar.

  20. Anonymous

    Best memory is from our own wedding, we had a garden wedding and greeted our guests together at the entrance to the garden rather than having a formal entrance by the bride. Made for a very relaxed and ‘together’ atmosphere, plus we got to say hello to pretty much everyone which was hard to manage at the reception.

  21. The last wedding I attended, the best man decided not to give a best man speech and instead passed the microphone around to anyone who had something to say. Haha

  22. Took leave from the military to be in a buddies wedding. I arrived a couple of days before from a country where alcohol is not allowed and had been there for a year. Apparently had too many adult beverages and before I new it I was hiding under one of the tables with the wireless microphone singing Humpty Dance while the band was trying to play. Needless to say neither side of the family was too impressed.

  23. I actually have no interesting wedding stories to share 🙁 Plenty of drunken wedding receptions but all the memories are either fuzzy or should remain unspoken, lol.

  24. Best memory of the night has to be my new wife Grandmother getting totally drunk and smashed.

    Nothing like having someone 80+ years old dancing all night and swearing at people 🙂

  25. Yea, i went to a cousins wedding where i found her sister having sex in the stairwell of a country club. I put her on blast… lol!!

  26. When we got to our hotel room following the wedding party we discovered that the room key didn’t work. I went back down to the hotel lobby and discovered that the Oakland Raiders were checking in for their game agains tthe Seahawks. The hotel prioritized the Raiders over us and we had to wait an hour plus to get into our room.

  27. Hi, I’m from Russia. Poor reading and writing in English, but learning – including your blog.
    I ride a bike and would like pigs you describe your interval training as I am in the study of the Internet met so many contradictions and different versions.

    Thank you!

  28. my best wedding memory is mine !

    a wonderful day with everything ok

  29. Swimming with my dog in the hotel pool, until the hotel staff found out (somebody snitched) and booted us out.

  30. Dance with girl in red dress, when played Chris de Burgh song.

  31. My friend said a prayer, and instead of saying “best” he said “breast”.

  32. I don’t have a story of my own but this one apparently realy happened:

    My story begins after the Best Man, Groomsmen and I had arrived at the church. We were all standing around in the Vestry wondering how long it was going to take the girls to show up. I looked down, and to my horror, realized that I had slipped on my deck shoes before going out the door. Everyone had a good laugh at my expense and I dispatched my cousin Glenn (one of my groomsmen) back to my house to get my dress shoes. The girls arrived and were informed of the delay (at least it was MY fault now). We waited and waited and waited. It was only 4 minutes to our house but after 20 minutes still no Glenn. He finally arrived, screeching up to the church, delivering me my dress shoes. I slipped them on and everything was ready. We went in to the front of the church and waited for my beautiful bride to come down the aisle. Everything was going just great! We got to the part of the ceremony where Brenda and I were to kneel before the Minister. I helped her kneel, then knelt beside her, our backs to the crowd. As soon as I knelt down, I heard a few hushed whispers in the crowd. Then a few more, and a couple of snickers. I thought “Oh great, I split my pants!” I put the inappropriate noise behind me out of my head and concentrated on the task at hand, marrying the woman I loved! When we moved on to the registry signing, I nonchalantly checked the seam. It was fine, no gaping, underwear revealing, tear. Now I was really confused. There was still quite a buzz happening in the pews. It was only after the ceremony that I was clued in to what had happened, and the reason that Glenn had taken so long. It was because he had trouble finding a bottle of White Out. When I knelt down at the front of the church, there, in large white letters, on the bottom of my black soles, were the words “WHY” and “ME!” One word per shoe. I’ll get you Glenn!

  33. Dancing in some castle in france to some dutch songs. All france guys standing still. all the french grils dancing with the Dutch!

  34. I was on a scuba-dive-kind-of wedding and during ceremony suddenly bride’s oxygen depleted. Funeral afterwards was more funnier.

    btw. great blog!

  35. We were told by the host that the open bar was for a limited time so my future brother in law went HARD and fast. Double fisting, double gin and tonics for about 3 hours.

    After that he decided that the dance floor was open and danced his ass off for about 3 hours before crashing.

    Good times!

  36. Funny might be a strong word, but certanly memorable.
    It was raining quite a lot on a wedding I went to on Svalbard this February. Rain in february migh not be unusual in some places, but on Svalbard….

  37. The bride forgot her shoes. We were in the country side of tuscany and to find a shop was hardly feasible. Among all femeale guest finally a compatible pair was finally found. Some three hours later they were married…

  38. The bride forgot her shoes. We were in the country side of tuscany and to find a shop was hardly feasible. Among all femeale guest finally a compatible pair was finally found. Some three hours later they were married…

  39. My own wedding was very nice: on the beautiful beach of Zanzibar after having safari’d for 2 weeks in both Kenya and Tanzania!

  40. Probably when the mankini appeared far into the evening. Funny but an image I’d like to erase…

  41. can’t recall anything funny about weddings.
    am I disqualified?

  42. My own wedding when we read our vows. My almost-wife had nowhere to keep her’s, so when it came time for her to read them, she whipped them out from between her breasts! (She was also chewing gum the whole time and didn’t know it)

  43. My best wedding memory was a game we organized, the one with a hero or famous people written on a paper taped on the forehead of 8 guests. Each of these guests had to discover who he “was” by asking the auditory. Positive answer => another question ; negative => you pass your turn.
    As my 95 years old grand mother earned Andre Agassi to discover, we thought we won’t diner before 3AM but… she won the game in 10 straight positives answers being cheered by the impressed audience and me crying to see here so good, still surprising everyone, and so happy to be there. My best memory by far.

  44. a wedding in scotland with the guys in kilts and one got a bit too drunk and decided to do a head spin listening to MC Hammer you can touch this… No one traditionally wears pants when wearing a kilt, you get the idea…

  45. The last wedding I went to the bride’s
    Mom was giving out pieces of wedding cake. She has a very thick accent (a lot like the soup nazi on Seinfeld!) and each person that was next in line heard the same question, “chocolate or vanilla?” The woman in front of me received the sane question follow by “oh nooo you too skinny you have chocolate” and she promptly handed her the chocolate cake. I swear I was waiting to hear “no vanilla fa you”. Classic

  46. Going for a run the morning of best mates wedding, only to get lost ( was a venue in unfamiliar town, pre iPhone days). Almost late for getting back, changed and to the church. Think next time he might chose a different Best Man.

    I found it funny at least.

  47. Oh that’s easy – at my cousins wedding in the middle of summer (it was 35 degrees C here..quite hot for Holland) during the Pastor’s speech he fainted because of the heat. There was a minor panic but after a few seconds he got up, looked at my cousin and his soon-to-be-wife and said: “It’s waaaay to warm for all this nonsense…JUST KISS EACHOTHER AND YOU ARE MARRIED”

    I loved it!

  48. Spend all wedding dancing with my wife’s aunt who wouldn’t let me go 🙁 That’s actually more scary than funny…


  49. At my brother’s wedding he decided to do “The worm” dance and cut his chin open and had to go to hospital!

  50. When all people was drunk and ALL wine in the reastaurant was finished!

  51. My upside down wedding photo (see link below) made the front page of the local newspaper 🙂

    I also do headstands at the finish line of my 70.3, IM and marathons 🙂


  52. Friends did a first dance surprise act with a couple of funny songs in a mix. The idea was to let the band sort of crash and have problems and then play the mix cd. While tested the cd player didn’t work at that moment …. seconds seemed minutes and could hear the mum of the bride panicking in the other side of the packed room.

    But the it worked! The extra panic and stress made the surprise act even better!

    Lovely day that was.

  53. The priest got so drunk later at the evning so he had to be helped home. Good times!

  54. Nice piece of Kit !

  55. Last wedding I attended, a live band was playing Atomic Swing – Stone me to the Groove. Seeing the Brides 80 year old Grandma dancing her ass off to that song, was a sight of a century:-)

  56. about twenty years ago, i went to the wedding of my german penfriend in romania (she was of romanian origin). after what was the longest church service i have ever attended, we had the longest reception of any wedding i have ever been to: we were served both lunch and dinner, as well as plenty of drinks. in the meantime there was plenty of german lederhosen type dancing going on which i mostly tried to avoid…

    …but at one point, a young guy on my table who was obviously very proud of his girlfriend insisted that i danced with her. i could hardly say no without offending either or both of them and my grasp of romanian wasn’t enough to make any coherent excuses. so we got roped into a sort of group folk dance where one couple makes a “bridge” with their arms and the other couples go under the bridge. nothing too challenging or at least, that’s what i thought…

    when it came to our turn to make the bridge, we lifted up our arms and people started to go underneath and suddenly, my partner tore herself away from me. i couldn’t see her for the train of people passing underneath the broken bridge but when i looked over to her boyfriend, i could see he was pissing himself laughing. as i was quite a bit taller than her, while reaching up to make the bridge her breasts had popped out of her dress! apparently it was all captured on the wedding video (perhaps someone will have uploaded it to youtube by now). i got out of doing any more dances in that wedding.

  57. Best wedding moment? Getting married…

  58. The mother of the bride trying to slow-dance with me while drunkenly whispering “you’d make a good husband”.

  59. Best or funniest…probably not…but I’ve given my Mom away twice at weddings…no more!

  60. The small town wedding where the bride and groom arrived at the American Legion Hall reception on a hay wagon. My less straight friends and I showed up in a super stretch. We spent more on outfits and transportation than they likely spent for the entire hog roast.

  61. Funny thing in my wedding, in very near ending wedding party. I was told that food is not enough, I must goto marget to buy something. Then I came to know it’s a joke.

  62. Good luck for the wedding, ours is approaching too and it’s quite a bit of stress !

  63. My wife and I got married 7 years ago this month…

    A good memory was after the wedding – after the reception, my wife and I met some friends out at one of our favorite local spots. Funny thing was we walked downtown in a tuxedo and wedding dress. Talk about getting looks!

    Good luck and I hope you create many good memories.

  64. Just having all my friends and family there when I married my best friend 11 years ago.

  65. We decided to have karaoke for our wedding reception and my wife, who is admittedly a terrible singer, demanded to sing “Annie’s Song” by John Denver. I think some people in the audience needed to receive medical treatment for their ears.

  66. At the wedding of a friend, in which I served as a bridesmaid, the ring bearer told the flower girl (his older sister) that she was “making a mess!” as she dropped the flower petals down the aisle. Too cute!

  67. Best wedding memory? My own wedding, 11 years ago and the memory of my wife’s granddad (85 y.o.) dancing like possessed to heavy techno, while his wife (standing at the edge of the dancefloor) yelled “Come on now Bertil, leave the kids alone”.
    It was a night to remember.

    /Mattias (Sweden)

  68. got drunk and took some great pictures with the mother-in-law camera

  69. When someone decided to do the mule kick in the middle of a dance circle. Needless to say, it was a bad idea. Someone ended up needing stitches.

  70. Leaving the Burgundy Room in Ohio after a good friend’s wedding to stumble down the street to the Surly Girl, which we gently took over (after which there was, in retrospect, far too much Journey played on their jukebox); when the bride and groom showed up to join us for massive quantities of alcohol, we knew things were going well.

  71. This past weekend was my cousins wedding and I was an usher, so I was lucky and got a tux rental. I figured since they spent some money on the darn thing I should get a good use out of it, I drank the night away, woke up at 8am in the damn thing stranded at my cousins place and finally got home around 3pm and then had to turn it it. Figured I got a good use out of it, and I didn’t even lose any of it or spill any beer on it, well that I know of……..

  72. The best man passed out in the limo to the reception. I gave the speech in his “honor” and toasted so many times, half the guests were drunk before dinner!

  73. The only wedding I have been was mine. And I don’t remember pretty much anything from it.
    It’s funny, in a way…

  74. Chris N

    Attempting to do the Livestrong Challenge in Philly (a 100 mile bike ride) the morning after a good friends wedding made for a very interesting weekend.

  75. The best wedding, all the best friends got totally drunk for the sake of the groom.

  76. Watching the brides mom get wasted and drop it low on the grooms dad! Bride and groom both standing in shock watching parents do a little dirty dancing!

  77. Best memory would be the Best Man in a dance-off with a 7 year old, spinning on his head on the dance floor!

  78. Best wishes for both from Spain. We’ll be watching during that day.

  79. Or those little snap-pop thingies (do they still make those?).

    Yes, they make them, and even in a much more potent variety which looks like red firecrackers/lady fingers.

    The most awkward wedding story I have is from the most recent wedding I went to. Actually, it was at the rehearsal. The grooms father got up and gave a speech, and during his speech he told his son that he hoped he doesn’t make the same mistakes he did in terms of marrying his ex-wife (the grooms mother). He then went on to explain in detail and the room was as quiet as could be. AWKWARD…

  80. Kelsey

    I went to a wedding this past weekend where my aunt (age 55) had a little too much to drink and ended up swinging her sweater over her head on the table! So funny!

    Another time my brother was in a wedding when he was about 4 as the ringbearer. We are from Upstate NY and the wedding was in Savannah in the summertime…. he had to be escorted out of the church halfway through the ceremony because he was so white they thought he was going to faint!

    email: kxt2316 (at) yahoo.com

  81. Best wedding ceremony was in Germany when they ‘stole’ the bride (it’s a custom in some regions) and groom had to bail her out by drinking wine with everyone. FUN!

  82. Had to be when all the groomsmen (myself included) were sent to scour the church grounds to find a “missing” groom 5 minutes before the ceremony. Found him pacing the parking lot contemplating his future…priceless

  83. I have set my hair on fire at 2 different weddings. (both were family weddings) Once when I was a child and then again as an adult. Now I wear my hair up at all weddings!

  84. During my best friend’s wedding, where I was the Maid of Honor, I spent most of the service reciting the Preamble to the Constitution in my head, so I wouldn’t cry.

  85. X girl friend at my wedding (thanks good buddy who brought her as a date), puking on the table, in the bathroom and on a poor innocent flower box outside. You stay classy Sand Diego.

  86. I got married last October. In the Jewish religion, it is customary to do “7 circles” which is when the bride and groom circle each other 7 times. The problem was my dress was too long in the end, so when I was circling my husband, the dress got caught on him and wrapped around his legs. We had to stop the ceremony, untangled, and then explain to everyone who couldnt see what was going on. It was the most embarrassing and funny moment any bride can have

  87. My wife’s twin sister was maid of honor for our wedding. This straight-laced christian girl stumbled a bit while giving her reception toast and instead of wishing us lots of SUCCESS in our marriage, wished us lots of SEX.

    Also, a friend had the unity candle burn down too far and catch the silk flower arrangement on fire. Then after the ceremony, the wedding party was taking a spin around the parking lot in the trolley bus thing before getting photos taken and the driver struck a wedding guest with the trolley.

  88. I was in the wedding party for one of my best friends, who was marrying a lovely girl of the Jewish faith. Standing (swaying rather, from the number of mint juleps we had in the few hours preceeding the reception) with the other groomsman (all best friends as well), we waited for the ceremonious stomping of the glass to conclude the ceremony.

    While any normal person attending a Jewish wedding would shout ‘Mazel Tov’ (good luck) to the newly wed couple, I instead shouted, in my less inhibited state, ‘Kapla!’, which means ‘success”…. in Klingon.

    I should have prefaced that I’m not a Trekkie, but I had always thought it would be funny to yell that at a wedding. Luckily, my friends are just as nerdy.

  89. A friend gave me a license plate (that he had ripped off a car in the parking lot) as my “Wedding License” as he cried in drunken stupor at the beginning of the wedding reception.

  90. Thanks for the give aways!

    I was best man and forgot to give a speech. Why didn’t anyone remind me?

  91. I played music with my band. The wedding party scedule got very delayed because of a very long speach from a drunk father to the bride.

  92. My best wedding memory? Skipping said weddings so I could run races / bike races. So worth it. Good job on DC Ray…

  93. Well since today is my 15th wedding anniversary (29 June), I would have to say the day we got married, my wife and I were the 3rd of 4 daughters (well my wife was) to get married that summer, so we went low-budget, which was fine with us, and it was so hot in the reception hall, I found my wife near the window nad she wouldn’t move for hours. Come to find out, the cold air register was under her gown and she had been “chilling” for a few hours. She was one smart cookie that day!

    Good luck on your wedding too!

  94. My buddy got married in a gazebo of some community in Richmond, VA and I ended up having to setup the chairs, get the cake, and find a corkscrew. I only arrived an hour before the wedding was supposed to start!

  95. My best wedding party memory is Mr. Potatohead, a local band, playing at my friend Pam’s wedding. Pam and Frank were big Mr. Potatohead fans and it was quite the coup for them to get the band to play at their wedding.

  96. Make sure that you leave plenty of time for travel. I was flying from LA to NYC during the winter to attend a friend’s wedding that night. My “layover” in Minneapolis ended up lasting two days. Fortunately, we were given food vouchers. The only place that I could find to use them was a seedy bar in a hotel in the shape of a tee pee, where I was served by an disgruntled, aging, caucasion man who was forced to dress like a 19th Century Native American. It was very frustrating at the time, but the bartender has provided excellent mental comic relief when I’m hurting on hard runs.

    Enjoy your wedding and the honeymoon.


  97. just gonna say hi and wish you a great wedding and many happy years of marriage.

  98. Standing talking to a mini-celeb who happened to be at a friend’s wedding. Slightly the worse for wear, leaning against a wall. Managed to slide the whole way down the wall until I was on the floor, beer in hand. Didn’t spill a drop!

    Mini celeb not impressed!

  99. I was best man at an awesome wedding in New Orleans. It was a little over one month after 9/11, and the Yankees were in the World Series. The city was deserted, the airports, but the bar we were in the night before the wedding was packed. Too long to go on about, but it was a great night, and we all felt like Yankees fans that night, many miles from NYC.

  100. The first that comes to mind is the wedding of a friend while I was between my 1st & 2nd (last) wedding: my speech started with – don’t beleive anyone who tells you this is a once in a lifetie event.

    Lots of good luck with your coming A event – the big W.

  101. My bride and I ended up leaving our wedding reception at what we considered a resonable time only to return the next morning to hear that the last person left at 4am and pictures of my dad dancing on the tables. Congratulation to you and your bride.

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  103. Thanks for another great giveaway! Hope that you guys have a wonderful wedding! One of my funniest wedding memories was my aunt being so plastered she decided to do snow angels in the 6 inches of snow that fell that night.. In the process she fell a broke her arm and spent the rest of the night in the hospital!

    Again, thanks for another giveaway!!


  104. We missed the wake-up call the morning after my wedding, almost missing our plane for Mexico.

    Thanks to my best man who called the hotel and had us waked.


  105. Watching my stepson have a good time at the reception after I married his mom(he was 8 at the time)

  106. Seeing my soon to be wife walking in to the room

  107. My best memory of my wedding was when We finally go sleep… 🙂

  108. Best wedding moment was my entire weekend. From touring Turner Field with my groomsmen to way to many drinks the night before. The wedding was a blast and we danced for hours.

  109. Best moment – my own, 2 months ago – thanks in part gay marriage being legal in DC. Greatest non-state with no vote in Congress.

  110. I had to go to my aunt’s wedding when I was four and I didn’t like kissing so I turned my head when they kissed. Everyone saw and laughed at me…

  111. Singing karaoke at one when there wasn’t karaoke.

  112. Ok my Best Wedding story is of my buddy Jason after the ceremony was over everyone was waiting outside to take pictures of them coming out and I happened to be on my Motorcycle so I did a 3 gear burnout and it was so smokey no one was able to get any pictures. The groom loved it the Bride still hates me

  113. Best part of our wedding was that people were sad when the night ended. Always leave ’em wanting more… Congrats on your wedding!!!

  114. To save your own marriage I am willing to take the swim trainer from you. So pack it up and I’ll take one for the team, I’ve been married for 15 years so I have the experience to deal with this.

    At the time of my wedding my brother looked like a stereotypical biker gang guy. Before the start of the wedding we’re hanging out waiting to go into the church, we’re in a side room. My best man comes in from outside in a panic to tell me he just saw my brother rolling a joint with the pastor!

    Turns out my brother would roll his own cigarettes, but we had some explaining to do.

  115. Probably the wedding where I was a groomsman for my mate and on the bridesmaid’s side was 2 ex-girlfriends of mine…slightly awkward and hilariously funny all at the same time.

  116. Andrei.S.V.

    At a weeding i got drunk and i accidentally crashed onto the wedding cake,big mistake…in 30 sec i was beeing thrown outside…then i laughed,but next day when i got up i felt pretty embarassed…and now i laugh again :))))))

  117. At my wedding reception, because we are originally Boston people, they ended up playing Sweet Caroline like when the Red Sox win. My friends decided it would be a great time to pick me up and have me crowd surf whether I wanted to or not. This was not some sort of meathead, shotgun wedding which made it even funnier. Probably the most fun/scariest part of the reception for me.

  118. In England they send out wedding invites even when your not invited to the reception. So I got a ride to my “friends” wedding in the middle of the coutryside and was told that I wasn’t invited to the reception but could come back in the evening. so I sat on the lawn for 4 hours. I ended up taking most of my suit cause it was so hot out. They when they finally let me back in all there was to eat was candy and warm ale. I think their present got lost in the mail.

  119. Nice giveaway….again!

  120. My wife and I eloped. We were married at the top of the World Trade Center in 2000 during a Valentine’s day wedding marathon.

  121. A friend of mine got married last summer, and both he and the bride are bit metal fans. After the service we were mingling in the grounds of Christ Church College, Oxford, sipping champagne when all of a sudden a string quartet startet playing Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’. It was a perfect moment and really memorable.

  122. I was at a reception where they used plastic dinnerware and other assorted items from WalMart. Classy!

  123. At our wedding, the band that should play though that we lived on the same island as they did and therefore they offer us a good prize for they show.
    At the big day the band call for the address and found out that they have to travel over 250 miles to our wedding. But we got them for the same prize and it was a great show they gave us.

  124. My wife and I had our ceremony on a beach in Miami, FL. Random people w/ and w/out towels started to join in with their heads bowed as we said our vows.

  125. Not my wedding, but we were away on a guys golf trip and there was a “post rehersal dinner party going on” at the clubhouse. Our group sat in for the band and played for the wedding party that night. Not many tips though!

  126. Just let your Dad win once please!

  127. i am the self-proclaimed #1 biggest wedding partier of all time. once i got so drunk that i had to go take a nap outside on a lounge chair. i slide on my knees on the dance floor. i fist pump. i do shots with grandmas.

  128. I warned my brother-in-law about the family he was marring into. He did not believe me then but does now. I did this as a toast at his wedding, I also offerred advice and help anytime he needed it as I had managed to stay married to his wife’s sister.

  129. Two things, both from my wedding: at the after party in our suite, watching my wife’s cousin straddle my friend on a recliner in the midst ofabout 30 people and obliviously grope and fondle each other. The other was finally calling it a nite, heading to our room only to find the door locked. Had to kick it open and see two people drunkenly having sex in our bed.

  130. Although only funny to myself and family, I’ll never forget the way the pastor for my sister’s wedding said her name….Do you, Mickiiiiiiiiii, take…..It was unintentional, yet hilarious and consistent through the whole ceremony.

  131. Just had my wedding two weeks ago and had a surprise dance by all of my cousins and siblings. We went from best man toast by my bro, to serious dance session in seconds.

  132. Anonymous

    im sure there must be better wedding stories that this one, but none come to mind immediately.

    The one i can think was in a small town, and a fight nearly broke out between the bridesmaids and some other hotel guests – memorable, but not good!

    Thanks for the contests.


    p.s. i am using the anonymous account because i always have trouble posting using my gmail.

  133. My wedding reception. Buddies hoisted me in the air, right up thru the ceiling tiles.

  134. Uncle’s speech using fishing as a metaphor for love.

  135. Got drunk at a frat brother’s wedding and danced all night to Russian pop music. Didn’t understand a single word.

  136. Kids at weddings are my favorite. They tear up the dance floor like no one else can.

  137. In our wedding, we danced “dancing in the dark” Tina Turner live version + I wanna marry you instead of the traditional waltz…

    Everyone was so excited 🙂

    Good luck and congrat’s


  138. my sister’s boyfriend’s sister got married and everything was going great, best wedding i had gone to, until after the reception. we were all drinking in someone’s hotel room when people started talking about sports and then other people’s moms. this sparked a fire in my friend and he blew up and started throwing fists. i grabbed the biggest guy by his throat and slammed him against the wall and told him to calm down. next thing i know my friend takes this opportunity to rip through the hold of 4 guys and to start punching this guy in the face while i’m holding him down. it was a such a shitshow and i felt pretty awful. easily the most memorable.

  139. the toast, always the toast

  140. Seeing my father-in-law passed out half-on and half-off his bed after the reception. An early form of planking!

  141. I wish I had some good stories to tell. I suppose the best I have…

    Halfway through my sister’s wedding (outside) police and ambulance sirens could be heard at a distance only getting louder. The expression on her face was somewhat priceless, although it passed and everything went on fine as one would expect.

    Hoping for some fun WAHOO toys!

  142. At a friend of mine’s wedding, the maid of honor (as her speech) rapped her own remix of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. It was all about the bride and groom and how they met. All the bridesmaids had sweet glasses on and danced backup. It was ballsy and really well done.

  143. i once licked the face of a bridesmaid at my cousins wedding, to which my mother was a witness and the next morning she told i would want to step my game and remove face licking from my repetoire if i am ever to find a girlfriend. Its not nice to hear your own mother mock your game.

  144. Heather G

    Kids in the wedding are guaranteed to do something silly.

  145. Matt S.

    Two friends: one Korean, one “white guy”. Their wedding was a traditional Korean ceremony, and the most colorful, costumed and spectacular weddings I’ve attended. There are many formal elements of a traditional Korean ceremony, one of which is the “p’ye-baek” – where the bride offers dates and chestnuts to the groom’s family. Then, family members take turns throwing chestnuts at the bride who attempts to catch them in her wedding skirt. After a few rounds of this, the groom’s father took his turn. Instead of solemnly throwing them, he went into basketball mode, announcing things like “HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES!!!” as he lobbed chestnuts at the bride. The Korean half of the house looked shocked, everyone else was trying to suppress their snickering.

  146. Congrats on the wedding!!!

    two quick stories… 1. at a friends wedding in Santa Barbara, CA.. There was a bar (of course).. but it was wayyyyy to far from our table. So.. as luck (or something like that) would have it..the bottles of tequila just wondered over to our table and stayed there. Very convenient to say the least.

    2. At my own wedding.. after seeing everyone and then taking a moment to sit at our own table and having a drink of champagne. We were then consumed of how nice the toasting glasses were and we kept talking about “wow they really have nice flutes.” This went on for awhile.. then the “ah ha moment”.. the wife says “no wonder.. these are ours!” With all the stuff that was going on that day.. it did not even cross our minds that was our own. Even to this day we get a chuckle out of it.

  147. I have a friend who will offer to spontaneously toast the bride and groom, then when he gets to the mic, he’ll make up a totally fictional, hilarious, and slightly embarrassing story about how they met. It’s a nice break from the typical fare.

  148. Matt S

    At an outdoor wedding, one of the groomsmen farted during the ceremony and apparently it was a bad one. Everyone up on the altar – bride, groom and bridesmaids – was making faces and wincing because of the smell. The officiant even stammered his speech a little. Everyone in the audience wondered what was going wrong…we found out later about the offending stench. Part 2 to the story is that everyone had a small origami envelope at their chair that contained a live butterfly. The idea was to release them once they were married and butterflies would theoretically fly off into the air. I guess they were damaged in shipment or something, because 2/3 of the butterflies had broken wings – and when they tried to fly away, it was a clustermess of butterflies flying in circles and dropping to the ground.

  149. At my good mates wedding; the best man, his brother said the following in his speech ‘the last time I stood up in front of this many people I said: “guilty your honour”. ‘ I know its a little bit of a cliché but in his cast it’s a true story.

  150. early congrats?

    I’m not sure if you have written a post on how you got into tris, but you should.

  151. yucko@alum.mit.edu

    There’s a “tradition” in my fraternity–the night before the wedding, the groom gets “taken down” by his fraternity brothers, each of whom is armed with a permanent marker.

    I didn’t tell my fiance about this tradition. She found out about it on our wedding night! Lots of nice messages all over my backside–thankfully, my fraternity brothers were “respectful” to her and nothing crude was written/drawn. (Brothers who endured this tradition later were not treated as well.)

    And as a follow-on to Roadrunner-69, my sister’s wedding had a similar “message-on-the-soles” incident. The little brother to my brother-in-law offered to get the wedding shoes polished and shined. My BIL thought it a bit odd that his little brother would ever do anything for anybody’s shoes, but didn’t bother to investigate. At the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom knelt before the pastor. “HELP” and “ME” were written on the soles in red nail polish. Bride and groom were puzzled by the muffled laughter in the pews. Loudest laughs were probably from the groom’s dad who quickly figured out what had happened.

    Best of luck,
    alan (23 years of wedded bliss, 2.5 years of triathlon solo, 1 year of mutual training, and 1 hand-in-hand sprint-event!)

  152. Just after my wife and I left our reception, the groomsmen and bridesmaids moved the party to the swimming pool. A few minutes later, as my new mother in law walked by the fence to the pool, my buddy Tom leaned against the fence and tried every line he could think of to convince her to join the party, having no concern for the fact that he was completely naked.
    Ya know, I never heard if she joined in or not…

  153. throwing the groom up in the air and his pants falling off. Everyone got to see the undies. LOL

  154. Bernard Maughan

    I met my Canadian bride in Singapore, and on my first trip to visit her parents I asked what her Dad drank. On hearing “my parents don’t drink much”, I thought the appropriate gift would be a nice bottle of Port. You know, the kind you only serve after “special” dinners.

    Well, when I unwrapped it from it’s Duty-free wrapper and asked my then girlfriend how and when I should present it she freaked! “Don’t you dare – my folks will go nuts – they don’t drink…..” (I’m sure you get the picture.)

    Well on that trip, I proposed (after the obligatory approval from the in-laws was granted) and she accepted, and 6 months later we were back in Canada for a summer wedding, and the second time I’d ever met my in-laws…

    SO, to the wedding reception. Lots of funny stuff happened prior but it’s this memory that comes up first for me every time:

    After some negotiating with my in-laws we agreed that my family would pay for the drinks at the wedding, which meant me. So I decided that I was not going to scrimp on the important things and we had an open bar.

    So at about the time of night I wanted to head off into the distance with my bride, I approached each table and said, “last drinks”. There was the usual rush for the bar, and then I went up to sign off and settle the check.

    As I was standing at the bar, about to sign for the amount, I heard a rather small voice at my shoulder asking if it was ok for her to have “just one more glass of wine”. I turned to find my mother-in-law at my side! Of course, I instructed the bartender, she could have whatever she wanted. It struck me as strange given that she and my father-in-law “don’t drink”. 🙂

  155. Rob C.

    Best memory, of course, is marrying my wife. But the funniest memory from the wedding some of my uncles egging on my cousin (who had caught the garter) to “use your teeth!” to move the garter further up the leg of the girl who caught the bouquet!

  156. I went to a beach wedding that had the misfortune of taking place in the afternoon, with a hurricane due to make landfall that night. The service was nice, if foggy and hard to see all the participants.

    The reception was in a tent, by the time the night ended the tent had 6″ of water in it and the bands equipment kept shorting out!

  157. The weddings I have attended have been pretty bland. My own was a last minute run to Las Vegas. We decided to get dinner first, and then a fire in the parking garage prevented us from getting our vehicle for a while. We nearly didn’t make it before the chapel closed at midnight.

  158. My best wedding memory is the fact that I haven’t had to participate in one yet! Congrats to you on yours Ray!!

  159. My best wedding memory is obviously mine!

  160. It was at my wedding, which had an open bar! I can’t say more because some of my friends wouldn’t be really happy!!!

  161. M

    So this one is pretty simple, but the funniest I’ve got:

    My wife an I had been engaged for about 6 months and planning our wedding for the next summer. Something came up and we decided to get married in a courthouse that Friday morning. Her sister was there and a friend as a witness. In and out in about 20 minutes. That afternoon, we were going camping with my mom, and surprised her with we got married that morning.

    However, what might be funnier was that at the time, my wife’s parents were divorced and got remarried the next month. We kept our marriage secret till their reception and surprised them with it then. So we’ve been married longer than her parents have been (this time)

  162. Best wedding memory: During the traditional cutting of the cake and politely feeding a piece of it to each other, my groom and I decided to act like we were going to smash it in each other’s face, but then proceeded to smash it in the face of our best man and maid of honor. They were totally unsuspecting. It was great!

  163. From our wedding I recall the video camera we had placed at the alter for the big event that never got turned on. Oops!

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  165. Thinking my mic was off when it was on. So when I flipped the switch right before saying my vows, I turned it off. Despite no audio proof of them, I have still honored them.

  166. When my friends sliced the cake at their wedding it fell over…

  167. Ashley

    My story whould def have to be by best friends wedding. A church of christ wedding with no alcohol but all the the wedding party were def drinkers, so we had it in the limo on the way to the reception. Little did I know that the photographer was in the limo with us. Every picture pretty much is of all of us (particularly) me turning up a bottle of Jose….classy. Actually made for some good black and white pictures tho.

  168. The memory that always makes me smile when I think about my wedding was my 78 year old grandmother dancing her heart out with my uncle 😀

  169. Before a friend/coworker’s wedding, the bride to be insisted that the groom require of one of the guests that the guest NOT wear his kilt to this formal affair.

    I guess the story might’ve been better if the guest had worn the kilt, but he complied with her wishes and did not.

  170. At our wedding the photographers had small chalk boards that the guests could write messages on and have a photo taken. One of the funniest messages was from the restaurant staff — it read “Tonight’s Special: Tequila”


  171. The best memory has been the last 23 years being married to my best friend, who also just became an Ironman finishing IMCDA!

  172. Has to be my when my 3 yo daughter was dancing around with my wifes shoes on the dance floor and doing a much better job than most of the people on the dance floor.

  173. My funniest wedding moment involved the flower girl objecting the marriage because she wanted to marry the groom!

  174. Didn’t had that many weddings to have a good story. But anyway still hope to compete in this lotery.

  175. My good friend a marathoner and her husband a budding triathlete breaking out into “baby got back” in the middle of their slow wedding dance

  176. The wedding where the best man gave a 30 second speech about how him and the groom used to party with “tons of chics”, then toasted with a flask of liquor. Classy.

  177. went to a wedding where the wedding party did some dance moves on the procession coming in….rocked the house! They all did well too!

  178. most embarrassing was at a wedding with an ex boyfriend and instead of “ringing the glass” for the couple to kiss people had to sing a song with the word LOVE or KISS in it. He started singing, “I love to go swimming with bold legged women, and swim between their legs”. I almost died!

  179. Kind of more ‘cute’ than ‘funny’, but watching two flower girls getting possessive about one ring bearer was pretty funny.

    Thanks for the give away, this would be awesome to win!

  180. I attended a wedding where the bride was required to wear an ankle cuff (for a prior offense where she was released on house arrest) and was only allowed to go to her job, her church, her son’s school and her home. The ceremony was held at her church and her reception was held at her job…where she worked at a gas station (with deli). The tables were moved out of the deli so there was room for a dance floor and music was played over the store intercom.

  181. Not funny at the time, but it is now. Our wedding cake never showed up! We got our money back, but served sheet cakes from Safeway. NO ONE knew!

  182. At my best friend’s wedding, his sister-in-law and I were responsible for the dollar dance. I was not given the task of retaining the money because I had (allegedly) imbibed a little too much. Instead, she held the cash. Which she then used a portion of to get Taco Bell. At least I got a crunch-wrap supreme though…

  183. I married my wife in May of 1991. We had the reception at my dad’s house. We paid a classical guitarist to sit in the living room and play. His name was Edgar Cruz. He played alot of nice classical music that seemed to fit the atmosphere. I went over to speak with Edgar and he asked if I had any requests and I said “Sure. Bohemian Rhapsody” as merely a joke. Remember, this was before “Wayne’s World” popularized it. It was just a rocker anthem of sorts that I liked. Anyway, he played an amazing arragement that blew us all away. The arrangement was his very own and he told me that he used it to take 2nd place the previous year in Winfield Kansas at the National Fingerpicking Championship. Or something like that. Pretty cool stuff. 🙂

  184. Hi Ray, I think the funniest/odd moments I have experienced in a wedding is during my wedding. Right in the middle of the first dance, someone came up to us and said, “Can you ask them [the caterers] to get me a cup of coffee? I have asked and they said no.”

    OK, so it is only funny in hindsight, but still.

    As an aside, the best wedding related advice I ever got was that the day goes by so fast it will be a blur, so take a moment out of the day and consciously soak it in.

    To this day the strongest and best memory I have of the wedding was a few moments I took to watch my bride dancing away with her friends. I used that advice after the birth of my children too. Just tuck myself away in a corner and focus on the moment.

    Good luck Ray, and have fun at your wedding.

  185. All from the same wedding in Cincinatti…

    The couple almost split up because they supposedly couldn’t agree on three meats to serve. (I was thinking sit down dinner) While at th wedding, there was one meat slightly above hamburger quality in a buffet line.

    I was the only person outside the wedding party wearing a suit. The wedding music was played out of the speakers of a pick up truck. The priest thought he was a stand up comedian and his jokes were not funny. 13 bridesmaids, 13 groomsmen and 2 flower girls.

    Before the groom was to remove the garter with his teeth he was blindfolded they pulled the ol’ switch-a-roo. Some old man (I wasn’t close enough to see if he shaved his legs or not) put on a skirt (no underwear…I was told) put the garter on and sat down. Then the groom went to work and successfully removed the garter without using his hands and while blindfolded.

    His wife pulled off the blindfold and he flipped out when he saw who was in the chair. He face immediately turned red and he started crying then he ran outside and a couple people chased after him and talked him into coming back inside.

    Did I mention the pitchers of beer served from a keg?

    By far the classiest wedding I’ve ever been to.

    Congrats Ray, I hope the wedding is spectacular.

  186. My wedding was half Jewish and half Irish-Catholic. At the end of the night, half of the tables were stacked with dessert plates and half were stacked with bottles and glasses — quite a picture.

  187. I don’t have any cute/funny stories about weddings, however I do love “The Wedding Singer” movie, with Adam Sandler, so I’ll leave you one of my favorite lines:

    Robbie: “Hey, psycho… Please get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.

  188. Funniest wedding moment would have to be my soon to be father in law whipping out his credit card and insisting on paying for our wedding…all $38 worth! NY City Hall weddings are definitely good value for money!

    Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

  189. Ok, so we were in the middle of the vows and i totally spaced out. looking at my soon-to-be wife, thinking about our future. All that fun stuff. I look up and realize i’m expected to say something. It’s communion time. I’m supposed to respond with “bread of heaven” or something but instead I pipe up with “this is a piece of bread”. And of course the whole church hears! We still have a good laugh about it!

  190. while being bestman dropped myself in the pool and spent the rest of the wedding in a wet suit. outside temperature?10degrees celsius. had blue lips and was shaking for days!!!

  191. Umm… the funniest moment would probably have been the look on my wife’s face when I slid my best friend’s wedding band on her finger instead of her ring which the best man forgot at home. DOH!

  192. At my wedding, one of my wife’s relative’s that doesn’t have his head screwed on too tight, was thinking he was great a break dancing. A crowd formed around him cheering him on having fun, when all of a sudden he attempted a split and split his pants almost completely. He didn’t realize it for a while and kept dancing away until the song ended. Unfortunately I missed it all, but I heard it was one of the greatest laughs.

  193. My friend turned 21 on the day another friend was married. He made certain to enjoy the open bar to the fullest extent possible, and paid for it for days afterward.

  194. Standing at the altar of my sisters wedding and the rig bearer yells out “There gonna have sex”. All the groomsmen look at each other and grin trying not to laugh!

  195. Taking a flabongo with a wrestling mask on during the reception in Cabo. Great wedding.

  196. TriTy

    I dj’d weddings for 4 years, so probably too many to recount, but the drunk best man falling into the pool in front of the head table has to rank right up there.

  197. Chamac'h

    First try in two years… 😉

  198. As we were introduced at our reception the DJ was supposed to play The Calling- “Where ever you go.” Instead he selected “The stroke” by Billy Squier. To say the least it was a very embarrrassing moment.

  199. Lighting the candles and having the taper fall over and splash wax all over the front of my pants …

  200. Having been a wedding photographer for several years I got to see many “good scenes” at more than 100 weddings. The best has to be the biker wedding where the groom and best man got hammered doing shots of JD and then proceeded to get into a nasty fight straight out of an old west movie. It all ended when the best man grabbed the keys to the grooms Harley and proceeded to jump it into the pool! JonathanRadin Photography

  201. When the flower girl decided to turn around and run back down the aisle, dragging the ring bearer with her. Took a little coaxing from her mom, but she eventually made it.

    My other favorite is when the priest forgot the name of the pope. I’m not even Catholic and I knew it.

  202. Cracking my trousers was some memorable moment at a friend’s wedding

  203. We went to a wedding where the priest kept calling the groom the wrong name. After about 10 times the bride finally had to correct him. A group of use thought it was funny, bride and groom not so much.

  204. Anonymous


    my best wedding memory is mine !


    doron from tel aviv

  205. My best wedding moment would be my own, I know that sounds cliche, but hey. I have been happily married for 10 years and I could not have asked for a better day than the day we got married.

    Happy holidays to all, enjoy the 4th and enjoy the time off.

  206. My wife has swine flu and almost hurled at the alter. We weren’t laughing at the time but its pretty funny today.

  207. I was in a wedding where the flower girl and the ring bearer were dogs. I was their escourt. The ring bearer dog wore a tuxedo and the “flower dog” had a dress. As it was an outdoor wedding up in the mountains, one of the dogs caught site of a racoon running in the woods nearby and about took my arm off as he tried to run after it. Quite amusing and memorable.

  208. Slipping and falling down an aisle as a bridesmaid. Good times 🙂

    Thanks for more give aways!

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  210. Worst was giving a speech when i was in the bridal party for the couple. I just rambled on and on and it wasn’t very good at all.

  211. Awesome give away! Best wedding memory would have to be my sisters wedding. My folks really did a great job with it. It was such a family event as well, everybody still talk’s about it 25 years later. And she’s still married to the same guy. That’s saying alot in today’s day and age.

    Good Luck with your wedding.

  212. During the post-wedding party the grandmother of the bride came up and gave me a huge kiss on the lips. What a party!

  213. Jon R.

    I attended a wedding out in horse coutry NOVA and after the wedding was over, we were bused back to the hotel where everyone was staying. THe bar had already been rented out for us, so I stopped by my room, grabbed my pug, and went to the bar. He went over like gang busters, the bride tells me to this day that it is her favorite part of the day.

  214. Our wedding party was a blast…my husband was gigging with two different bands at the time so they took turns playing our wedding. we don’t dance so my husband had a great time performing while I socialized with all the guests!

  215. At my wedding just 1.5 months ago, one of the bridesmaid’s straps broke on her dress. thankfully she had 2 so nothing was shown.

  216. I took my then new g/f to a friend’s wedding. A co-worker was inebriated and proceeded to tell her my whole life history, why I was a super catch and how we should get married that same day. Fantastic thing for a new relationship.

  217. My best memory was walking into the reception as a married couple and just realizing that I was the happiest man in the world at that point in time.

    Absolutely amazing! What a great feeling.

  218. I’ve only been to one wedding and that ended up with someone being left at the aisle.

    Somewhat awkward…

  219. KAB

    my cousin went to a horrid wedding a few months ago and i fell out of my chair when i saw the pics.. they were all decked out in camo. even the wedding dress was camo. people were in overalls and the flower girls were in jean capris with t shirts and had no shoes.. i could go on about the details, but i’ll spare you lol.

  220. After missing the bachelor party for a friend (flight got in too late) I was not sure what to expect the day of the wedding. It did not disappoint. We spent the time leading up to the ceremony trying to get him to see straight and keep food down (at least a breath mint). All that while trying to make sure the soon to be bride didn’t find out.

  221. Watching all the drunk people go down! 😉

  222. Having the groom remove his shirt to show his nicely shaved in “man-o-lantern” in his chest hair from the bachelor party.

  223. We left the reception for our honeymoon and my wife kept her wedding dress on – after all you only wear it once. Lots of congratulations and smiles as we flew cross country!

  224. My wife and got married in October, in new Hampshire, in 2004. This was Red Sox country, and we had a bunch of friends stay with us the whole weekend in a b&b. The entire weekend essentially turned into watching the red sox make their way to a long overdue championship. Worse, Im a mets fan.

  225. when leaving from ceremony to the lunch place we were told to get back into cars and buses as we came. so i did, completely forgetting i should be probably now going with my new wife :-(.

  226. Arrive late to hotel where celebration was going on. I knew just a few people at Wedding so I felt ok. I end up two hours at the wrong wedding room. But I did enjoy party 😉

  227. Anonymous

    I was best man at my friends wedding and was told that there was no alcohol being served at the recption… i was pissed so i hid a few cases of beer and a few bottles of liquor under the head table. Thanks god i wasnt too drunk for my best man speech.

    Billy Bumanglag

  228. So my wife and I interviewed several photographers to handle our wedding and reception. Her mother advised us against hiring one particular person, but we did nonetheless as we wanted to save money. …turns out, Mom was right. Grr! The photographer we hired apparently worked the night shift the night before our wedding. He fell asleep during the ceremony, and forgot to use a flash for over half the pictures he took. My friends and family took better pictures from the peanut gallery!

    …so do yourself a favor. Interview your candidates thoroughly…
    …and remember you get what you pay for!


  229. Tyler G from SLC

    Favorite funny wedding memory was when my bachelor brother in-law accidently caught the bouquet that was thrown as he was walking by. everyone insisted that he kept the prize since we all wanted him to finally get married.

  230. Probably during my best man’s speech where I encouraged the couple to “just do it” and got the audience to “clap for sex”. Good ‘ol marital relations. Gotta love it.

  231. Having to sing songs from “Grease” with the rest of the wedding party

  232. One entrie, thanks. Jorge

  233. If your bachelor party is good enough, there won’t be any wedding memories; um, except those that she will remind you about every other time you are bad!

  234. As I was getting married to a norwegian, and the cerimony was in norway, and in norwegian, when I thought the priest was asking if I do (ie. Ja) I said it at the wrong time (but he laughed and said there was no problems saying it twice). Lightened all nervious people up out there in the stands (and alter!)

  235. Katie

    Suffered a concussion at the last wedding I attended but was too stubborn to go home. Got back on my feet and tore up the dance floor. Was a dizzy wreck for the following two weeks. Flip turns were THE WORST!

  236. No good wedding stories. Not a fan sorry.

  237. Not really the best memory of a wedding, but throwing up into Miami Bay as fireworks erupted at my brother’s wedding was memorable….in fact everyone seems to remember it.

  238. At our Wedding, people were doing the Rooster every hour too annonce time 😉

  239. Had a great time at a recent wedding where the kids in the room all decided to make a train and cruise around the dance floor. Didn’t matter what the song was, they just made it work. Was a ton of fun to watch.

  240. At my wedding we hired a male piano player to entertain at the reception. One of my really good friends, who is also gay, got upset and thought I’d hired the piano guy to tease him since they’d recently been dating. How could I have known…??? :o)

  241. I went to two weddings, 6 days apart, that used the same caterers. I was drinking Jack and Cokes at the first wedding since I wasn’t in it and didn’t have to be good. When I got to the second wedding, which I was in, the bartenders recognized me and were ready to make me more drinks. This time I passed though so I could help the bride.

  242. Pretty much every wedding is the same. I get asked a 1000 times if my turn is next.

  243. Madstads

    My soon to be bro-in-law at the time was a sick athlete with a big engine and some sub 3hr finishes as a Marathoner. He is a 6′ 150lb. climbing machine on the bike. But the boy needed to eat constantly or he would turn into a bear. After a long wedding, pictures, bride and groom dances etc…, he was crashing and went to one of the tables with several salads being placed for dinner. He ate 2 of them before he realized he was allergic to the edible flower garnishes. His face swelled up like a balloon which made him, for the first time in his life, look like he need to lose a few lbs. A nurse in the wedding party suggested he get some Benedryl or risk his throat seizing up and dying (thus ruining my wife’s perfect wedding). It all ended well after the medication kicked in. Always did wish though, that we had some forethought and taken a picture of his swollen melon with one of the disposable cameras.

  244. My favorite wedding moment happened when my roommate had a few too many cocktails at the reception and when we got home they walked up to the door of a house across the street from our apartment building and started hollering at me to let them in the door

  245. I had one of the best times at a friend’s outdoor picnic wedding reception. Simple, entertaining, enjoyable. Hope your wedding is the same!!

  246. At my wedding reception 10 years ago, a guy I went to college with told me he got me a shirt as a wedding present. Then he told me he forgot his shirt so he decided to wear the one he got me as a gift. It looked like a nice shirt. 🙂


  247. Every wedding me and my mates go to we bust the moves to “Shake your tail feather” from the Blues Brothers, it’s always a hit.

  248. One of my friends got married, when he kneeled at the altar people started laughing. Another groomsman had written “Help me” at the bottom of his shoes without him knowing.

  249. One of my favorite pictures from our wedding album is a candid shot when my wife and I were cutting the cake. My wife is slightly bent over the cake with an expression of complete open mouthed shock and disbelief while I’m looking over at her and laughing. The photographer didn’t actually see what had happened at the time he was just clicking away when the piece of cake she had just cut fell onto the floor. Serendipitous and funny!

  250. Oooo…

    I WOULD share if only the internets couldn’t be searched, thus precluding me from any jobs in the future.

    I hope this does not disqualify me.

  251. Waking up in a hotel in Vegas to the sound of my friend smacking himself in the forehead, saying “What the heck did I do last night?” and thinking to myself… “At least I wasn’t the only one.”

  252. When the brides grandmother gave me a big ole kiss.

  253. My cousin’s wedding in Phuket was amazing. We stayed at the Banyan Tree Resort, each of us in our own villa with a private pool and jacuzzi. The wedding was beautiful, it was all just picture perfect.

  254. Thanks for the great giveaway! One of my favorite wedding party memories is my dad, who is a preacher, forgetting the name of his son, my brother, as he was officiating at his wedding. I laughed a little too hard.

  255. My cousin’s wedding, she was a lot older, and we were just young kids running around like lunatics and having fun. I’d probably do the same today if I went to another wedding. I don’t want to grow up.

  256. Probably the wedding where I kept urging the the couple to “just do it” and got the everyone in the audience to “clap for sex”. Ah, marital relations..

  257. Well… the couple kids, whom are supposed to led the bride and groom to the stage, simply doesn’t want to hold hands. It was hilarious :):)

  258. Chris

    Having club members crash our wedding reception at the private golf club.

    As the food was being served I noticed people I did not recognize…especially the ones wearing their fancy golf clothes.

    I have to say I was not too happy. At least they could of invited me for a free round of golf.

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  260. The garter removal

  261. the garter removal

  262. On driving to my wedding, I see my best man pulled over by police for speed. When I drove by, I starting honking and he’s telling the officer that he’s heading to a wedding.

    So the officer let him go with just a warning.

    Good Luck and many many happy year’s to you both!

  263. My own wedding when the coffee shop next door to where we were having the reception was being robbed. The robber got trapped in the building and screamed that he had a bomb. They evacuated the block but let us stay in our building – and no one was allowed to leave until after 0100 when the “all clear” was given.



  264. I was at a wedding recently where the pastor dropped the ring as he was supposed to be handing it off. It rolled away.

  265. Best man at my friends wedding. Had the speech all prepared and when the time came I totally forgot what I was going to say! But I did make a comeback after a hic-up start by recalling the ‘good times’, no matter what you’ll never forget those. I sweated through that but was relieved at the end when everyone was clapping and laughing!

  266. My dad, who very rarely drinks, had a bit too much at my sisters wedding and got sick in the parking lot.

  267. Keep up the reviews enjoy your site very much. Thanks again. Can’t think of anything regarding a wedding, they have been your typical weddings, no drama and very smooth.

  268. On our wedding day my wife actually gave me my first road bike as a gift, but she fooled me at first. We met in a small room in the church to exchange gifts. I gave her some jewelry, and she pulls out a used bike seat. I couldn’t help but immediately utter, “Is that used? Where did you get that?”. She took my lack of appreciation in stride and told me we’d build my bike piece by piece as we had the money. I smiled, gave her a hug, and fought back the thought that I got the shaft on the gift. We walk out of the room and start heading down the hall, she calls me back, and when I turn around I see the complete bike! Great gift, great moment, wonderful wife.

  269. My sister and now brother-in-law opted for the Robot as their wedding dance. To the sounds of Don’t Stop Believing. It worked surprisingly well.

    I’ve woken up in an unknown garden twice.


  270. Hmm… thankfully (I think?) I don’t have too many to chose from. I did have one very unfortunate event involving a broken dress strap and a split second flash out on the dance floor. Thankfully only a handful of people saw it, and the rest were too busy dancing!

  271. one wedding i attended at a golf course, the rest of the guys standing up in the wedding and i decided to take a run out to the 18th green and grab some flags (we were intoxicated). there was a sharp drop off into a sand trap that nobody saw because of the darkness, and 3 guys ripped or ruined their rented tuxes. whoops!

  272. at my wedding, there was a pool room off the main hallway of the reception room which was off the beaten path. i learned after the honeymoon that several members of the wedding party took turns fornicating with their dates in the pool room.

  273. The funny thing…I’ve never been to a wedding!
    But I still want the goodies…I’m a technologie maniac!

  274. OK this was traumatising and put me off weddings for many a year. I did survive my own so no real permanent damage.

    When I was the ripe age of 8, my aunt got married. Lovely women it has to be said and Sean the groom, is a great laugh. Their friends and or my relations on the other hand are a drunken mob.

    In Ireland back in the 1980s, there was an old tradition were, whoever the bride throws the bouquet of flowers too, gets the great honour of having the brides garter placed on her leg by one of the eligible bachelors at the wedding.

    The bachelor is chosen by the groom, he flicks the garter over his head into a mob of bachelors and whoever has it at the end wins the price of placing the garter.

    Now my 10 year old sister managed somehow to catch the bouquet. I remember well we couldn’t believe it, she had caught it in a manic herd of crazy, man hungry women. I have been assured, numerous times, that this was the first time in the family’s history that a child caught the bouquet. The children are really are only out there to keep the older ladies under control!

    Then it comes to the garter flicking time. I’m pushed out by the parents and relations because they can see I am not interested in putting a garter on my sister and they think its sort of funny. So I’m out there, wondering how best NOT to catch this thing. My plan was simple. When Sean the groom, flicks the garter back over his head, I would simply close my eyes not react and let whoever wants it catch it. Simple always works.
    The plan failed. As the garter was flicked I closed my eyes, kept my hands in my pockets but the bunch of bachelors turned into a mass scrum. In doing so, they had pulled me into the middle and we all ended up on the floor. On the floor in the middle of the scrum I could feel something around my arm but up at the shoulder and it was being pulled by someone. This turned out to be the garter. Some half-drunk gimp had caught the garter but as we all fell he managed to hook it on my arm. It was decided by the masses that I had won!

    Now to be clear, I know this sounds bad but it does get worst. The wedding video guy is still around. He catches it all on VHS. Yes VHS. So every so often when visiting relations the video tape is produced and replayed to great amusement.

  275. The best wedding memory I can recall was the moment my mother found out that my best man had brought a cooler of miller lite into the men’s dressing room at the church.

    Taking my four year old daughter to her first wedding this weekend to be a flower girl. Hopefully we will be making some more wonderful memories this weekend!

  276. Wei Li

    Haven,t been to many weddings, but probably when the groom went to feed the bride a price of cake and missed her mouth – resulting in said cake dropping down her gown. Poor guy

  277. The bride’s mother ended up doing shots with everyone who would do one with her, and ended up in a pond next to the 18th green of the country club the reception was held at

  278. At a wedding of two of my friends, the groom kept repeating the bride’s name instead of his own during the vows (i.e. instead of saying “I John take you Jane” kept saying “I Jane take you John”). Classic and one of the cutest things ever

  279. how about the pastor calling the groom by his (the groom’s brother’s name) TWICE…it was an interesting situation for everyone

  280. My favorite wedding was for a friend who’s not a very serious guy, but was marrying a very traditional girl. Her vows were romantic and flowery and everything you’d imagine at a country wedding in the South. His vows involved references to Star Wars and Dirty Harry, immediately followed by a speech from his pastor that dutifully linked in Top Gun and the NBA. Unfortunately, I had work and missed the reception, showing back up just in time to join in a sword fight with sparklers as the bride and groom ran for the limo.

  281. I asked my girlfriend to grab our guests gift from the bride and groom on the way out from a wedding. On the drive back home, she opened it showed me it, and I quickly realised that this wasn’t a guests gift! Instead she’d grabbed one from the wedding gifts table. It was quite embarrasing returning an opened wedding gift!!

  282. My favorite wedding memory is my wedding, no family just the two of us in the San Juans.

  283. We decided to take my husband’s car to the reception instead of mine and he assured me that the A/C worked fine. Well, it was 90 degrees out, I had a long sleeve dress (Memorial Day weekend in Chicago: it’s either 90 and muggy or 50 and rainy), and nope, his A/C didn’t work. So we drove to the reception with the windows down. If that wasn’t enough, he told some friends to follow us because he knew the way, and then proceeded to get lost.

    Can’t say he’s changed much in 12 years. Now we always take my car.

  284. Started giving the best man speech and kept wondering why nobody was smiling or laughing. Then I realized I was talking about a totally different couple.

    Guess that’s what happens when you have to make two different wedding speeches in the same month and drink way too much at the first wedding.

  285. Not very entertaining to others but my girl and I always chuckle when people ask how we met…I was dating one of her bridesmaids from a mistake marriage!

  286. My wife falling right after getting a pedicure and messing up her nice pretty new toes!

  287. My best/funniest/most entertaining wedding party memory?

    My wife and I got married on the beach at Carmel Point, just down the street from Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch. Later we dropped by the restaurant there for a few drinks and a quck meal, still in our formal wedding attire. The whole place loved us, all the regulars around the piano bar just couldn’t get enough of our spontaneity and joy. Our visit was highlighted when the “manager” had a gift bottle of champaign sent to our table, anonymously.

  288. It was all going well until a group from Toronto (2 guys and 3 girls) starting taking of their shirts. The bride screamed and ran off to the bathroom, crying. The moral of the story is to not invite people from Canada, just kidding.

    You see the groom knew of the potential and should have said something before but groom did not do that..

    do you have friends that like to strip in public? have you invited them to your wedding? if your answer is yes to both then i would have a little chat with lovely folks about keeping the clothes on.. unless 🙂


  289. Anonymous

    When the first of my college friends got married last year, we ran amok: bus flips (where you hold the rails above your head and flip) on the shuttle back to the wedding hotel in our bridesmaid dresses, stealing all of the leftover liquor from the reception, discovering that our dresses were water resistant (by dumping said liquor down the front of them), and later eating an entire tier of leftover cake with our hands… wow.

  290. Prior to the wedding my family decided that it would be nice to have a get together with my wife’s family and decided that it would be best if they brought over some “chicharron”, they had flown in from Boston and were now in Puerto Rico. I still don’t know how they got so much chicharron through TSA.

  291. Your blog is awesome! Inspiring. Hopefully my entertaining tidbit will entertain you.

    The photographer didn’t have film in the camera when we were taking photos at the alter after the ceremony. (It was not discovered until after the fact). We had to reenter and I recall my eldest quiet sister being upset because she wears transition lenses.

  292. Last year I was headed to my brothers wedding, which should have involved 24 hours of travel from Sydney to London. Unfortunately, while I was in the air, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano decided to go off and shut down UK airspace. As a result, instead of 40 minutes running through the airport to the second plane, we were soundly stuck in 40C Dubai (after packing for UK April weather) for six days; missing the big event by a good 5 days.

  293. I had a good wedding experience at Chinese wedding in Taiwan in Feb. 2011. This wedding was at a small village on the east coast of Taiwan – A good 500 people showed up. The host of this wedding often spoke Japanese, since a lot of the elderly folks at the wedding grew up during the Japanese occupation. My Chinese karaoke skills are awful, however after living in Japan for 10 years – I can belt out a couple old Japanese songs. It was great fun! I even got a red envelop of around 30USD.

  294. Nothing better to write than Wahooooooooooo !!!

  295. Ok I’ll take my wedding:
    So everybody was at the party location after the wedding and everybody was hungry. so we wanted to cut the wedding cake. But the photographer was not findable. Everybody searched him, and finally my brother found him outside photographing the landscape.

  296. I was at a 3 storey restaurant, whereby 4 wedding dinners are being held concurrently. Out of which, 2 weddings are being held on the same floor in the same dinner hall. It was sure hilarious !

  297. 8 years agoon my own wedding all my mtb buddies showed up in there underwear just wearing a tie, I thought it was just a entering joke but they stayed all evening and night in there underwear. I will never forget that moment.

  298. At my sisters wedding, I was refused service on my third trip to the bar. The bartender claimed I had been up there half a dozen times already, and I must be giving my drinks to underage kids.

    I went and grabbed my sister and brought her to the bar with me. The bartender was like
    “Oh, there are two of you! You look alike! You’re dressed alike!”

    We kindly explained that we were sisters (looking alike) AND bridesmaids (dressed alike).


  299. when the best man drank champaign out of bride’s shoe….

  300. Best part was during the post wedding party when the brides grandmother gave me bkig kiss. Gotta love her.

  301. I attended a Roma (gypsy) wedding ceremony in Hungary. That was memborable.

  302. A really good wedding memory from Hungary. I just say Palinka, Palinka, Palinka my friend.

  303. When my first college friend Matt got married it was a big deal. The wedding was more a ‘friend’s ordeal’ than a family wedding. So when his older brother, whom I’ve never met before, was wandering the reception hall I decided to talk to him and make friends. His older brother was also his best man.

    A few drinks later as they’re about to introduce the bride and groom his brother comes up to me and says “I think you know my brother better than I do, so for the best man speech I’m just going to say one thing then call you up to give the speech.”

    Five minutes later I was standing in front of everyone giving the greatest improve best man speech ever. From what Matt tells me he never misses an opportunity to harass his brother about squelching on the best man speech.

  304. Hi Ray and The Girl!
    Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

    My wife and I were both getting married for the second time and neither of us wanted to repeat the BIG wedding. So, we got married on the beach in the Outer Banks. Small and intimate and extremely memorable. The best moment was watching her walk over the dunes. We weren’t sure about timing, she wanted everyone to be in place, so she waited a little longer and when she finally walked over that sand, barefoot and in that beautiful dress…. Well, you’ll know the feeling soon!

    Don in Balitmore

  305. Once went to a wedding where the best man was so drunk that we woke to find him “passed out” in the fountain in nothing but his underwear and lipstick all over his face. Awkward.

  306. I have no memories of my wedding party, so it must have been good 🙂 As for memories of those IN my wedding party – my best man did a good job of embarrassing me by telling how I used to play with my GI Joes under my desk in Hebrew School. Thanks for that.

  307. Dancing at my wedding. Awesome night.

  308. The last two weddings I attended both involved Germans – the first from Bavaria and the second from northern Germany.

    The Bavarians have a ceremony where the bride and groom have to saw a log in half together. It’s supposed to symbolise the first tough task they accomplish as a couple.

    The Northerners had a Polterabend. On the night before the wedding, everyone gets together and smashes a whole lot of porcelain plates, bowl, cups etc. for good luck. The future bride and groom then have to sweep up the whole mess together, symbolising how they’ll work together to accomplish things in the future.

    The words Polterabend and poltergeist both have similar roots.

  309. When my brother in-laws wife gave him a lap dance at the head table!

  310. Hmm.. how ’bout $48K on a wedding & they divorced a year later? Ouch..

    Have an awesome wedding!! As always, thanks again for all your sharing the gadget goodness!!

  311. Mine would definitely be the time I saw a belly dancer come out during the best man speech and dance for about five minutes!

  312. A friend convinced the groom to invite us so we received a late invite to the wedding. When we showed up at the wedding there was only 15 people there. It was not what we expected and had we know we would have not shown up.

  313. My favorite memory was watching my wife walk down the isle.

  314. Too many drunk people within a too small party tent…

  315. Best memory is just my first dance with my husband at our wedding – it was a fantastic night. 🙂

  316. I offered a cake for a couple that was supposed to be married, and they broke up. wtf…

  317. This time I could make getting it…!

  318. Watching the smile and embarrasment of my 8 year old nephew when he caught the brides garter.

  319. Not my proudest moment, but funny anyway. The morning after, during the wedding breakfast, people kept asking me where the maid of honor was. In my morning haze I kept simply responding “I don’t know.” It was not until my the groom my old friend asked, did I respond “Why? Am I her keeper?” his response was, “Well you guys left the wedding together” DAMN IT! Ran back up to my hotel room and there she was asleep in the bed that I just got out of an hour earlier.

  320. At a Catholic wedding, mid-ceremony, a bridesmaid accidentally kicked a 4-foot tall cylinder of water (holding a floating candle), sending shattered glass and gallons of water through the pews and aisles of the church. The rest of the wedding party and a few guests furiously cleaned it up while the priest continued on like nothing happened.

  321. I did go to a wedding where groom was so nervous that he pee’d himself with white trousers on. Not funny at time, just lots of embarassment all round.

    Like the other stoties better.

  322. I saw a wedding (super tacky one at a golf course I was playing a round at). The preacher started off his speech by talking about how rare it is for couples in this day and age to stay married. That wasn’t the type of encouragement this couple needed on their wedding day…

  323. The best was the face of our parents when after the lunch, instead of starting to dance the classical vals, we dance a song of “Grease” with several friends

  324. BB10Krunner

    The groom had a case of the hiccups during the vows. It became hilarious but still remained sincere and sweet.

  325. My favorite wedding moment happened 11 years ago today. I met my wife! She is the sister of the groom and I was the best man.

  326. Nothing really notable that I can remember. Love your blog. Thanks for having the contests

  327. Its always funny when a drunkard gets ahold of the microphone.

  328. Memorable wedding moments: Drunkard getting a hold of the microphone and couples getting into big fights at the reception.


  329. I was at a wedding for my wife’s friend. The bridesmaid went on a rant on how she doesn’t understand how everyone loves her sister (the bride)… at first we thought there was a punch-line or a “just kidding she’s great”… but she went on for 5 minutes. The sister went on to talk about how the bride isn’t that funny, nice or that smart (which is all false… she’s hysterical, volunteers and finished at the top of her law school). It was honestly the worst wedding speech I have ever heard. I felt bad for the bride that she had an awful sister. After she was done without saying one nice thing about her sister, the bride looked around the room, shrugs and said “OK thank you for that…” and gave her a hug. Luckily the best man killed his speech.

  330. Best wedding memory…..I guess actually getting my husband to the alter without having to get him drunk first 🙂 Oh and having to put makeup on his balding head since he always wears a hat and when he took his hat off it looked like he was wearing shower cap…lily white head and brown neck and face 🙂

  331. I was at my grandfathers funeral listening to the priest talk about his life and my grandmother turns to my mom and says “they make him sound so good”. I don’t have a good wedding story but whats the difference really?

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  333. I had 2 best men, and one of them had a little too much to drink before his toast. He told many stories, one of which involved us buying black thongs with big, green dollar signs on them, and wearing them down to the hotel pool, back when we were in high school. Definitely gave everyone a mental picture that they probably didn’t want! The best part is that I still have that thong!

  334. Dancing with friends’ moms

  335. Best memory has got to be from my own wedding. Low key reception and the start to a great life together!

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  337. I didn’t know it at the time, but a few months before my wedding I had developed hyperthyroidism, which would sometimes cause me to begin sweating profusely. During my wedding while at the alter I began sweating uncontrollably – I’m talking drenched. The pastor whispered to me “it’s your wedding, not your execution”. jkemple@gmail.com

  338. One of my most memorable wedding events was at my (future) groomsmans wedding. One of our best friends decided to announce his engagement at the wedding. A few months later we find that they planned for the wedding to be 1 year from the date of the engagement announcement. I don’t think they’re still best friends…
    Hoping to replace this memory with those from my own wedding in November (no, it’s not the same date as the other 2)

  339. I suppose the funniest, but more like the most awkward wedding memory I have is of my own. My wife and I were very excited to have my older sister meet her younger brother because they seemed to be very similar people. Both are very carefree, laidback, maybe a little lazy and forgetful. Well, anyway at the rehearsal dinner our mothers talked about how well they were getting along and how excited they were about it.

    That was until our mothers walked into my brother-in-law’s hotel room the morning after the wedding and found him and my sister in bed together…it made the brunch a little awkward…

  340. Dimitri BE

    Something with a tie and soup. Emberressing at the time, funny looking back.

  341. At a bachelor party in Las Vegas once, one of the guys unsuspectingly spiked our jager shots with an unknown drug. All I remembered was waking up in a hotel suite the next morning, completely hung-over with the groom missing. Oh wait, that’s from the Hangover movie…funny movie. The 2nd one, not as much.

  342. So probably not too funny…but during my wedding I reached up a little too high when getting the garter off of my wife and it raised more than a few eyebrows. 🙂


  343. The funniest (not so funny at the time)was on one of our best friends wedding in Boston. Three of us got together in New York and drove up to Boston. Of course, we got lost and almost missed the reception all together. At least we were there for the party and were able to explain why we were missing in action.

  344. When asked for the rings, the best man dropped the rings, which proceeded to roll to a vent on the floor. The 10 year old ring bearer had to dive to catch the rings before they rolled into the vent. When picked up the rings and carried them back to the priest, he looked at the best man and shook his head in disgust.

  345. A wonderful wedding party under an oak, with few people, everybody was without shoes keeping contact with the earth.

  346. Jiminy Cricket

    The greatest treasure of my wedding almost 42 years ago was the vision of my beautiful bride in her white wedding gown, truly an angel from heaven!

  347. Rescuing a bride and …bride from the beach in a 4×4.
    After a beach party they got stuck with their high heels and wedding dresses in the loose sand. Also the champagne didn’t help ….. much giggling etc.

  348. when the bride’s brother came out in drag and did a striptease!

  349. Anonymous

    Thanks for the great give away. One of my best memories of my wedding is realizing how much me getting married affected my dad. Thanks again, Denise.

  350. My most embarrassing wedding moment was when I drank too much without knowing it and made a terrible toast. At my own wedding! What started off as a nice and touching speech quickly got off track and I just kept talking and talking trying to either remember or come up with a point to all of it.

    The last thing I remember saying to everyone, in reference to my new wife, was “…And I truly married my mother.”

    The microphone was taken from me at that point.

  351. Unfortunately all the funny or memorable things happen at the bachelor parties. The only thing that I can recall being somewhat funny is when we (groomsmen & bridesmaid) lifted up the bride and her feet brushed up against my things and to make it worse it was slow lift and she was barefoot…Yeah I know it’s not exactly funny.

  352. My wedding took place in an inn adjacent to a waterfall. When we posed for pictures, my wife’s veil blew off and up into the air. The photographer caught a picture that had the veil wafting under the rainbow from the falls. Unplanned, but very nice!

  353. I attended my best friends wedding in Denmark and during dinner, every time the groom got up and left the room every guy in the room went and gave the bride a kiss. Vise Versa for when the Bride left. The dinner was 8 hrs long so there was a lot of potty breaks.

  354. Mememe! I got lightheaded and fainted when i stood up to give a toast. Broke tons of glass and knocked a few chairs and a table over. Not pretty.

  355. Suddenly seeing the groom’s aunt running out of the church to the store in front of it to get a cold coke because the groom had just fainted befote saying yes….

  356. I was a groomsman at friends wedding, the best man, at the prompting of the groom had a plan to get everyone up on the dance-floor during the bridal waltz. This involved myself, the best man and the other groomsman dressing up in tutus and showering the happy couple in rose petals plucked from our underpants. We then grabbed the couples mothers and aunt and dragged them up onto the dance-floor, nearly everyone at the wedding followed

  357. I haven’t attended many weddings. Maybe I will have a good story from my own wedding in October. Congrats Ray and The Girl.

  358. Best wedding memories: seeing family members crying in the moment.. 🙂

  359. Nothing too funny, completely lost my voice when I was giving my toast as best man. I’ve only been to three weddings in my life, one of which was mine, one my brother’s and one was a Southern Baptist dry wedding that I drove seven (!) hours to attend. Had someone explained the “dry wedding” concept to me I would have stayed home.

  360. OmarA

    During the ceremony at my cousin’s wedding, the officiant holds up the rings to bless them and accidentally drops them. A mad scramble ensues. Rings are found. People get married.

    At my friend’s wedding ceremony one year later, the same officiant holds up the rings to bless them and (yep, you guessed it) accidentally drops them. A mad scramble ensues. Rings are found. People get married.

    Congrats on your pending wedding, btw!

  361. Great give-away. So many “funny” moments at weddings are not so funny later. But my BEST wedding moment (apart from my own) was walking my daughter up the ‘aisle’ to a platform overlooking Lake Taupo from up high. A beautiful summer day, and a very very happy moment for all involved. Plus a sneaky glance over the lake to Mt Tauhara (1088m) where I had run the track up & down only the day before.

  362. The only wedding party I was in unfortunately is a vague memory due to a high level of alcohol intake on that day!

  363. CKee Tan

    Memories of my own wedding? Huh? errr… everything went by in a blur, the next thing i knew was waking up mid-day with the biggest headache EVER… my wife didn’t remember much either… :p

  364. I’d go with the one where we kidnapped my little sister after the ceremony and went bar-hopping before delivering her very late and very schnockered to the reception. Some people did not it that funny, if I recall.

  365. Must be the food poisoning one for me. Not from wedding food but from previous day tuna salad at a deli. Was about to pass out during picture taking. Luckily made it to the parking lot and barfed and barfed. Tough to enjoy that wedding.

  366. At a friends wedding no one thought of how the bride’s 3 grandparents would get home. At 11pm when the bride and groom left, they took her grandparents home first!

  367. We had such a good time at the pre-reception drinks that the restaurant manager had to come over (same complex) and tell us we were already 40min late for dinner and to hurry up!

  368. I was driving the wedding car after the ceremony to the banquet. After a while I realized that I was too fast, I lost all the others cars behind…


  369. Andrew McMahon

    Best man at my brothers wedding. His name is Alister, mine Andrew. All during the formal service the priest kept getting us mixed up and tried to marry me to Lisa instead of him – was hilarious – well not my wife it wasn’t!!!!

  370. My favorite memory was of my uncle and aunt’s wedding when I was probably only 12 or 13. Before the priest could marry them, my uncle already tried to kiss her with her veil on. Everybody laughed because the priest joked he was too eager. Finally when they were married, the priest said, Now, you may kiss the bride! My uncle lifted the veil quickly and gave her an amazing kiss I will never forget.

  371. Staying with the theme of too much to drink at weddings, mine is from a Russian wedding where I had to drink what seemed like a million shots of vodka with very toast that was made to the bride and groom. It was a fun night but I don’t honestly remember much of the next day.

  372. i approached the groom and said loudly condolence…. his relatives and brides relatives took it seriously and got mad…

  373. Our cake has collapsed (fun, but later … not this day)
    and it’s time for me to win 🙂

  374. When the bride, one of my best friends, was about to walk down the aisle, and her flower girls (abt 4 yrs old) managed to collide just before the doors opened. Both ended up with nosebleeds down their pretty, white dresses – and the bride got a bit behind schedule with the whole aisle-walking thing:-D

  375. I was a kid and insisted in wearing a Roger Rabbit key chain dangling from my belt strap…
    When I see photos from that wedding all I can see is that dam key chain…

  376. Anonymous

    Well it must be my own wedding many years ago – time went by so fast, but I still remember it so clearly.

    martinsanderhoff at yahoo.com

  377. Wow, weddings….
    always good and full of memories.

    Is guess I will pick one memory from my own wedding: Drinking Champagne with the family:

    With friends we selected and bought Champagne direct form the Farm in France (this was a lot of fun itself).
    Directly following the wedding ceremony, and prior to the party-reception, we had our own champage party at a very nice park, overlooking the Castle next to our wedding location!
    Blue sky, some speeches and our full family and friends present. 30 minutes later, thunder, lighnting and lots of rain. We had already entered the party rooms, so all was ok!

    Greetings and enjoy July 4th!


  378. One comes to mind. Went to a wedding in Seattle (did not expect an outdoor wedding). Anyway it turned out to be a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, which meant that my face would be sun burnt in a matter of minutes. Anyway my red face conveniently matched my redish/orangeish shirt. oh well…

  379. I went to a destination wedding in a small town in Wyoming. There was a combined bachelor/bachelorette party at a small bar (on of two) in town. Our party took over the bar. Needless to say the locals were unhappy. As the night went on (and we became more and more drunk) we expanded, essentially cornering them to a small portion of the back. Between songs, the music changed. One of our party took over the mic and was singing! The lead singer was trying to accept the change, but it was clear he was surprised. In the end, we literally took over the entire bar.

  380. never been to a bad wedding……I take that back. Be to a couple weddings in the late morning and they did not offer any form of alcohol.

  381. Back in the late 80s I was in a wedding party in which we were provided baby blue tuxedos to wear. There was a point during the reception where everyone created a runway and people were taking turns going down the aisle. I tried to do my best Kevin Bacon imitation and after a running start slid on my knees down the aisle. Come to find out, the tuxedo was made of polyester and the there were two holes in the knees where the material actually melted from the friction of sliding. Can’t remember what I had to pay the tuxedo rental company but I know it was more than I could afford at the time.

  382. The jazz band had stopped playing, the DJ had taken over and was playing hip-hop as the older guests started to leave.

    The power goes out.

    With only the emergency lights to guide them, the jazzmen quickly unpacked their kit, and the party went on!

  383. Our cake was a souffle and when we went to cut it the darn thing was too warm and didn’t want to come apart… just mushed. So what should have taken 30 quick seconds was a few awkward minutes of trying to get something from the cake to keep things moving.

  384. At the banquet, I really enjoyed watching my friend being painted with cream in front of all the guests 🙂

  385. When I’m thinking about the weddings I have attended, nothing particularly funny comes to mind. Weddings have been beautiful, cute, lovely, but not funny. To me this is a good thing. The best memory is of course marring my wife — the best day of my life.

    One unusual bit from that day was the the first leg to our honeymoon: the cruise ship that took us from our hometown to the first country we visited during the trip. The ship was stuck in ice in the middle of the sea for our wedding night. It happened at the end of March, which probably tells a lot about our climate.

  386. has to be the second day of our honeymoon. We were camping in the desert. Well If you can call it camping. The campsite was the overflow parking for semi trucks. We broke our tent stakes in the rocks. The final straw was they were recycling the water we washed our hands in after using the porta potties. All the while the rain bird sprinklers were watering the lawn across the street. Been married since 1978 however

  387. I was asked to speak at the reception where my mom was getting remarried. I had not prepared anything so I started to ramble. I talked about how my mom had always been there for me when things were rough…like when I found out that Santa Claus did not exist.

    I kept talking and realized that people were laughing and I had not said anything that was THAT funny. I then realized that there were about 15 kids sitting on the floor with mouths wide open and tears in their eyes.

    I had just informed all of those children that Santa was not real. The next 30 minutes were filled with some serious damage control.

  388. Anonymous

    Many fond memories of my wedding but nothing beats my soon-to-be father in-law doing the Tarantella on the dance floor. My boy had skills!

  389. Anonymous

    i’ve only been to 2 weddings and both were when i was a kid. the funniest moments were probably watching relatives get a little too much drink in them and then bust out some horrible moves on the dance floor.

    – kyndra

  390. With no malicious intent I may have called my sister backstabbing during my MC duties at her wedding last year. oops, not my finest moment.

  391. I was part of my best friends wedding, so of course I had to partake in the reception activities that including drinking a lot.The following day was the real memory because I have an event and made it through but ended up in the hospital that night with an iv because I had drank so much water during the event I flushed my body of just about everything, my electrolytes were depleted, and I required a ton of potassium, sugars and sodium, 2.5 hours later I felt like as good as new…

  392. Best wedding memories…well, it has to be from my own. The day went by so quickly, but it was the little moments. The stolen glances that made the day. Remember to take time and look for the little moments. Happy Wedding Day!

  393. Matthew Miller

    Of course, getting tipsy and singing Beach Boys Karaoke in front of the entire wedding 🙂

  394. Doing the electric slide – always silly.

  395. Let’s see… on my last wedding reception I hooked up with some girl (alcohol involved), and were caught kissing in the kitchen by a whole bunch of people.

    A week later I found out his boyfriend was also at the party.

    No one ever invited me to a wedding again.

  396. As you read this please remember the events happened in 1974 and may not be appropriate today. In early 74 I was playing semi pro hockey in New England and Canada. This was the roaring 70’s so there was a lot of fighting and drinking going on. My college girlfriend called me in Early January to tell me she was pregnant. There goes the hockey career but the start of a new one. Well the wedding was a lot of fun and a lot of drinking. We did not have any money to speak of so we went to what was a large hotel for its day and I parked the car outside the hotel. The bride and I went to the room and within minutes we received a call that the car was in a no parking zone.

    I left the room and ran to move the car quickly since this was our honeymoon night. After parking the car I realized I had no room key. I also realized that I forgot what room we were in. I proceeded to run, and not slowly mind you, around the 3 sections and 3 floors of the hotel knocking on doors and asking if my wife was in the room. Why I did not go to the front desk to get my room number is beyond me but I suspect the alcohol and excitement of the night had something to do with it!!

    About 45 minutes later I saw a waiter come out of a room and asked him if a young blond girl in a wedding dress was in the room and he said yes there was. I proceeded to knock on the door and much to my amazement I found my new wife.

    37 happy and glorious years later we are still together. I continue to drive her crazy and still act like I am running around with my head cut off just like I did that night 37 years ago!!!

  397. The time when a helicopter buzzed the ceremony and blew down all of the flower arrangments – not planned, not fun! … but funny!

  398. Best memory was my college roommates wedding. The other roommate and I were the only “under 25” people there…so we hit on his Aunt, his Cousin, his wife’s Aunt, her co-worker and her mom. His wife still hasn’t forgiven us…oh and we finished 4 bottles of merlot while they were still taking wedding photos.

  399. A friend had a wedding reception at a nice candle lit location. One of the candles set a guest’s hair on fire during the toasts.

  400. I was the day-of go-to person for my college roommate’s wedding about 6 years ago. Two of her 5 brothers hit on me during some point of the rehearsal/wedding, one propositioned sex. We still get a good laugh out of that years later. 🙂

    PS I’m a cyclist. . .I’ve had 5 knee surgeries, so no more running for me. If in the off chance I’d win, I’d prefer the cycling swag. . .

  401. Ha,

    Playing with balloons filled with helium in some back room quite late into the wedding party… Lots of giggles…

  402. Just got married in November down in Costa Rica. Definitely not as smooth as expected but an incredible time. Just one moment… Well, hurricane passed by a week before, knocked out a lot of the roads, specifically to our location. They created a side route that would close down for hours on end. Well, I forgot to wedding rings in the room and couldn’t go back and get them cause of the closure. Had to borrow my uncle and aunts wedding rings…

  403. I spent $1000 at the bar after the wedding…ouch.

  404. Due to some poor planning on my part, I needed to deliver all the drinks (water, soda, alcohol) to the reception venue on my own. So the groom (that’s me) borrowed a handtruck and lugged 20 cases of drinks through a parking lot, up an elevator, and into the venue. Naturally, I was wearing my tux. Also, naturally, I managed to drop a case of drinks onto the dance floor. Luckily for us, it was the soda and not the beer or wine….

  405. My memory of my wedding was when my brother in law showed up at the house the day before the wedding. Didn’t know I was getting married, just happened to be in the area (2500 miles from his house). He went to the ceremony but didn’t have any socks (didn’t bring them) and was drunk. But, when the lighter wouldn’t light our ceremonial candle, he stood up and walked to the front and lit our individual candles with a bic he kept in his pocket. He both ruined and saved the ceremony. Funny.

  406. At my Aunt’s wedding (several years ago), my cousin (4 or 5 at the time), was the flower girl. As she walked down the aisle, she stuck her tongue out as if she were teasing someone. Some people laughed when they saw it, which encouraged her to continue sticking out her tongue. Ever since, she has been constantly reminded of her antics. As she is getting married in a few weeks, there has been a lot of talk about who will return the tongue ‘favor’ in her wedding. Should be fun!

  407. Reminded by my best man all of the college hookups not proud of!!

  408. My friends wanted to Cut my socks, i knew it would happen so i wore “five finger socks” so it took them forever 🙂

  409. this one’s from my own weddding…my newly wife really wanted to keep here weddingdress nice and tidy, but also wanted to dance the night away. This involved her dancing akwardly while trying to hold up the dress from the ground…only to find out at the end of the night there was a special looped string at the bottom of the dress to easily and elegantly hold it up out of the dirt. This was however much to late to appear in any photograph dancing elegantly with a clean dress.

  410. Having lived in Taiwan for the last 15 years, I haven’t actually been to a wedding. I’ve been to countless wedding banquets, which is more like a reception, but many weddings here are mass weddings in government offices, and only attended by family.

  411. got so wasted i spilled wine on a few of my friend’s clothes including my wife’s dress…

  412. We had two receptions at our wedding.
    The first reception was at the church social hall for all our guests and the second was for our closest friends and family at a formal wedding reception hall. At the first reception our wedding cake looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa (not intentionally). Just about every guest came up to us to warn us of the pending danger of our cake falling over. It did not.

    At the second reception, my wife and I were about to cut the cake when the matradee stopped us because he wanted to wheel it out to the center of the dance floor. As he did, the entire cake fell over!

  413. Alcohol + dancing + kilts….. enough said.

  414. When my friend, the groom, attempetd to dodge the cake smashing attack by his new wife. He moved like Neo from the Matrix avoid bullets, but only to bust his head through a wall mounted light, which exploded with a boom. As soon as his wife saw that he was unhurt she suprised him with the cake to the face.

  415. I was trying not to catch a tie (who catches will be married first) that this huge space was created next to me that i had no choice than to catch it (note: bad luck to the just married if tie is not being caught)

  416. Henry H.

    fried chicken for the reception and no music, dancing or alcohol… so maybe not all that great

  417. got married at a ramshackle beach restaurant in puerto vallarta. in the wedding photos it was pretty funny to see the beach vendors standing and watching our wedding.

  418. There are two favorite memories from our wedding; the first, when my best man tripped coming out of the kitchen carrying a giant punch bowl complete to the dismay of my mother-in-law and the second, when I lifted my wife’s dress to get the garter revealing all her special undergarment ls for all to see, oops! We even got a photo of the last one.

  419. Pedro

    Well, I’m not good at telling stories.
    Hope you and your wife to be are always happy together.
    Thanks for the stories and the giveaway.

  420. My wife’s grandmother was the life of the party. She is Australian and she was dancing with everyone. To this day, when we see people who were at our wedding, they still talk about her.

  421. The best wedding event was when I went to my cousins wedding with my family and my brother got so drunk that he started to hit on our mom and started to massage her and say she was pretty. So funny. Thanks for the great blog.

  422. When a friend of me married, he had already a ground but not yet a house on it. For his wedding, we build a ‘house’ on it with empyt beer trays that he could exchange in the supermarket for money. When he saw the pictures of his new ‘house’ he was very surprised!

  423. If I could remember anything from the Weddings I’ve attended……..I wud share with y’all. Hahahaha! Open bar clouds my memory.

  424. Best wedding story. Involves me getting black out drunk and waking up the next day in a half full bath tub still wearing my rented tux. The story that I was told by a few friends, as I don’t remember any of this, is after the wedding reception a few of went to a bar after the wedding, at some point I was dragged home and put into my bed. Some time around 4am my roommates heard me stumble into the shower. At about 8am as my roommate was getting ready he noticed my bathroom door half open and the light on. He came in and found me passed out in the tube fully clothed and soaking in about 2 inches of water.

  425. My best friend was the maid of honor for her sister and she got wasted at the wedding. Afterwards, we went to a bar and she needed us to pull over on the way back so she could “get sick”. She ended up falling into an electric cow fence (rural PA) and just held onto it screaming, even when we told her to let go. When we touched her, we got shocked. She got grass stains on her bridesmaid dress. It was hilarious and we still talk about it whenever weddings come up!

  426. Wedding….. I’d like to forget all about that!

  427. At my aunt’s wedding reception, my 10 year old sister ran on to the floor and caught the bridal bouquet.

    Sorry, at the age of 18, I haven’t had a lot of wedding memories!

  428. I was at a wedding and the photographer and the best man were in a scuffle because the photographer too some pictures of who he thought was the “groom” smooching with the bride but when it all came out after the commotion it was the best man and the bride was really awkward i know lol

  429. Eloped to and got married on the ebach in Malaysia.

    Spent the morning Jet-skiing and just had time to get changed into wedding outfits.

    My wife ran through the lobby to the limo which was to take us to the beach and as she did so a little girl in the hotel called out “look Mommy that poor lady has no shoes!”

  430. For our wedding I had planned everything and I was ready for any and all of it. During the ceremony the priest talked about how I was so organized and really wanted it all to be perfect; three minutes later when exchanging rings I got so nervous that I took my husbands right hand, everyone laughed including me I guess the nerves got to me and I made that mistake 😉

    Also to follow on with another commenter; step back away from things and take a mental picture, burn it into your memory, tell your wife to do the same. Enjoy your day as you being your married adventure together!

  431. swimming completely drunk at the end of the wedding in the pool with the bride…

  432. it wasn’t my fault they lost their virginity together in a room with see through curtains when they where in high school.

    but it probably was my fault that i’d drunk to much and then told them they had been spotted in a loud voice as they where leaving the reception

  433. My best friends car was stolen the night before his wedding. With their passports in it! No honeymoon to Mexico. Crazy time, but it all worked out in the end.
    Kyle g

  434. I got married in October, and while no funny crazy stories, I had the best night. The most fun part of the night was seeing my drunk new husband laying on the ground dancing to Shout. It was just an entirely fun night.

  435. Although it wasn’t exactly the wedding, my wife’s friend had a post-rehearsal reception/bbq at her parents house. Afterwards, the bride & groom would go on to their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Unfortunately, the bride found out one of the activities for the groom included a trip to the local “ballet”… much drama ensued…

  436. Best wedding memory: It was just Friday, Canada Day, when I got married for the second time, this time to a true friend and soulmate. A couple of friends, a marriage commissioner, then dinner at a steakhouse.

    There will always be fireworks on our anniversary.

  437. Best story I have is from a pastor who repeatedly used the completely wrong names of both the bride and groom for almost the entire ceremony, until near the end the best man walked forward and corrected him. The pastor was so embarrassed he asked for a brief “recess”, so the entire wedding stopped for a good 10-15 minutes while he ‘collected himself.’ Funny but awkward to say the least.

  438. … there was the wedding that I went to where the best man did the ‘forgot/lost the ring’ thing and then out of nowhere came a person in a giant otter costume carrying the ring up to the wedding party… (the bride and groom had both worked somewhere where that giant otter was the mascot).

    Hope yesterday went great!

  439. I was at the post wedding party for my friend Scott in Seoul. Scott was a big drinker which allowed him to fit in well in the expat community there. The bar we were at was called J.R. Blue in Itaewon and Scott decided to get on the mic. At first he was amazed that his voice could get so loud. After a few moments of yelling, he decided it was time to get serious and give a little speech. He began by thanking everyone for being there and identified a few of us by name. Then it came to his best moment, of the night. He looked around the room and said, “You know, I really love Haekyoung, I mean Insun, well you guys know what I mean…” Haekyoung was a juicy bar (place where lonely guys pay for girls drinks to sit with them) owner. Let’s just say that the marriage didn’t work out well after that night.

  440. First of all Congratulations and good luck at the date is quickly approaching.

    My best memories are when we were just kids and had the most fun running a lot night.

  441. This happened in my own wedding. We had to repeat the whole thing from scratch because my mother-in-law arrived just when the first attempt had just finished. I got married effectively twice to the same woman!!

  442. i thought no big deal if i did not goto the church and only attended the party after…

  443. Angie M

    When we got our wedding pictures back, one of the photographs of us (bride and groom) doing something ceremonial – cutting cake, dancing, etc. – caught my young cousins kung-fu fighting in the background!

  444. The night of my wedding — or more exactly, very early the morning after my wedding — my parents and many friends of mine and my new wife were finishing the night at the hotel bar where everyone was staying. They didn’t know that the bars in that part of Louisiana close at 2AM. When a sleuthy officer of the peace identified my mom as the ring leader, he made his way to the noisiest section of the bar and asked rather loudly, “do you want to go to jail ma’am?” Like an old western, the music stopped and the powder puffs of the party hit the door. Never flustered, my dear sweet mom asked, “I don’t know. How late is the kitchen open?” The room braced for cuffs and blue lights, but the cop was so tickled by such a response from the mother of the groom decked out in her dress from the wedding that he laughed out loud…then closed the bar. I think he was glad my family would be leaving town with a headache the next day.

    Congrats on your big day, Ray. May all your swims be with the current, your bike legs have tailwinds, and your runs be downhill.

  445. Melissa V.

    Watching the flower girl use the dance floor as a slip and slide. Cutest thing ever.

  446. Jose P.

    Nothing really special, I forgot to silence my cell phone a couple of times, and my ring tone is the “Psicosis” shower tune….

  447. How about the wedding that never was? well the wedding was but our attendance wasn’t.

    Flying from Australia to England via Dubai. 14 hour flight to Dubai followed by mad crazy rush to grab our gear haul through security, etc up to the top floor of the Dubai terminal with a brief glance out the window to go “hey look worlds tallest building only time we’ll get to see that” more mad running then see the board

    “All flights to Heathrow cancelled” um what?

    Information desk “so what’s happening?” “uh there is a volcano in Iceland and it’s shut down all air traffic you won’t be able to fly for 6 days”.

    6 days? no way we think, we’ll be out of here tomorrow on the way to the wedding…not so much. 7 days later we leave Dubai*, have missed the wedding entirely.

    The bride and groom took it in good form and had placeholders saying “delayed due to Eyjafjoell volcano”

    *more than enough time to see the worlds tallest building alot more than just a brief glance out a window.

  448. At the reception, the older brother came out on the balcony wearing a dress and started serenading the crowd… The grandmother looked aghast and said something to the effect that “nothing like this would happen in her day”

  449. I was a grooms men in a wedding and lost my jacket that I came with the tuxedo rental when I woke the next morning. When I went to breakfast I was asking anyone if they had seen it. Slowly we were able to piece together when I last had it on and we found it behind a chair in someones room. It was quite embarrassing having to ask people where I had been the night before to try and remember when I had it on last because I had no idea.

  450. For our wedding rather than have people tap glasses to make us kiss we had people sing songs, karaoke style and anytime “love” came up in the song we had to kiss. While walking around talking to guests my cousins serenaded my wife with “you lost that loving feeling” top gun style (yes sunglasses and all.

  451. Okay I have three (should I submit each of them separately for extra chances?):

    (1) Well, I didn’t actually find this first one funny at all, but for some reason my roommates from college still can’t get past how awesome it was. At my own wedding, my wife and I decided we wanted to capture the moment with as many pictures as possible (in addition to those by the paid photographer). In order to accomplish this we placed multiple disposable cameras at each and every table – remember, this was back in 1998 before the age of ubiquitous digital cameras and cell phones. Thinking back, we (or I) should have thought this plan through a bit better and not placed cameras at the table where my college roommates all sat. Let’s just say that the end result was that we ended up developing a number of “obscene” and “inappropriate” photos that didn’t make the final wedding album. In fact, my wife still doesn’t speak to one of my groomsmen (who was responsible for a number of the photos);

    (2) The second is less funny than it is adorable. Two of our friends were getting married on the East Coast (we live in CA) and we flew out with our 4 year old daughter in tow (too young to leave behind at that point and kids were allowed at the wedding). Following the beautiful ceremony there was a wonderful reception where the maid of honor and best man forced the Happy Couple to participate in a number of “relationship” games. One of the games involved two women from the reception, along with the bride, having to kiss the blindfolded groom. The groom was then faced with dilemma of having to tell everyone at the reception which kiss was from his Wife! Unfortunately for the new Groom he mistakenly identified my 4-year old daughter as his new wife.

    (3) The third is a bit embarrassing and you have to promise not to get me in trouble with my Sister. She was getting married for the second time and had originally met her soon-to-be husband in Las Vegas. Due to that romantic factoid they both decided they would get married in Las Vegas as well. Well, I am never one to turn down a trip to Vegas, so off we went. What we didn’t know – until we got there – is that the Wedding was taking place at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Strip. Wait, let me rephrase that – the Wedding was taking place on the Pirate Ship outside the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Strip!! There was a small section cordoned off for family members, but the rest of the audience was comprised of passerbys walking up and down Las Vegas Blvd. Right before the Pirate Captain declared them Man and Wife, a crew member swung down from the Crow’s Nest to the deck of the ship (using the rigging as a zip line) and then presented the rings along with a good ‘ol “Ahoy ye Maties!” The crowd, of course, cheered violently (as my Sister wept). Anyway, it was a lot of fun, but I have to admit it was not your typical wedding.

    Oh well, that is all I can think of off the top of my head. Weddings are always fun!

  452. When i accidentally let out a loud ‘burp’ during the toasting ceremony! What an embarrassment

  453. I guess drunk guests are always funny to watch.

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  455. I have to say that I have been only to a few weddings and it is very hard to remember a specific “very funny” event.

    I guess I will have to go with usual Latvian wedding traditions which are considered fun – stealing the bride, which is usually performed by grooms relatives, while bride is protected by her relatives, which can sometimes lead to conflicts of various degree 🙂

  456. I have been at wedding just once. There was very good bear! And I’v got a pic from this party where I have a beer head. 😀

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  458. My own wedding was pretty nice. Alcohol in veins and you got the perfect family album 🙂

  459. Dashing out after our wedding to pick up the food for our guests.

  460. Singing a welcome song for our guests

  461. Maybe my wedding. Not funny at that moment, but everyday a laugh when remember I said YES!

  462. My favourite wedding story is from my good friend Matt’s wedding.

    His best man had the best opening to a bestman’s peech i’d ever heard of.

    “Being asked to be the best man is a lot like making love to the Queen.

    It’s a real honour, but no one really wants to do it…”




    Great Britain

  463. One of the most interesting wedding moments for me was: when a friend/bridesmaid drank too much all day during the pre wedding festivities, she attracted some attention stumbling down the isle to the alter. She then leaned on the bridesmaid next to her during the ceremony to help her stand up. She also “tore” up the dance floor during the reception, but was mostly just free entertainment.

  464. We had two receptions with two cakes. The first cake was on the verge of falling over. The second cake was perfect, until we were about to cut it. The Matradee insisted that we wheel it out to the center of the dance floor. As he did, the entire cake fell over!

  465. We had two receptions with two cakes. The first cake was on the verge of falling over. The second cake was perfect, until we were about to cut it. The Matradee insisted that we wheel it out to the center of the dance floor. As he did, the entire cake fell over!

  466. Worst memory: At a friends wedding calling my new girlfriend by my ex-girlfriend’s name in front of the whole congregation.

    Best memory: Marrying that same girl 6 years later 🙂

  467. i was the first of my friends to get married and all my buddies decided to wear their ties on their heads during our reception, so by the time my friend’s wedding came around i had every guy in the place including both fathers with their ties on their heads. There were some great pics of the fathers and the bride/groom.

  468. craziest wedding reception was when our friend’s dad had a few too many before the father of the bride’s speech and told some raunchy stories of the couple’s early days when his daughter (the bride) was still living at his house. Might be a little too explicit to post 🙂

  469. One of the groomsman was looking for cigars for us guys to have the night before the wedding. All he could find was a box of cigars from the grocery store that all said ‘It’s a Girl!’ on them.

  470. Iain

    At a wedding where the best man’s speech provided highlights from a university march break trip… key learning to all grooms and brides… ask for a preview of the draft and use veto when necessary…

  471. No off-the-wall stories. My wedding day was fun and went smoothly. Hope yours is the same.

  472. Groom singing with the band

  473. A Wahoo ANT + Fitness Bike Box kits, with extra year aero bar mount kit will be perfect for training camp in St. Moritz this summer, despite the winding roads. greetings Denis

  474. Apparently I’m a poor groomsman. I fell asleep at the bachelor party – at the, er, establishment, and then was late to the reception after getting a speeding ticket.

  475. After My wedding we had a luncheon where we had everyone who wasn’t invited to the ceremony could come celebrate with us. I ended up trading out my shoes for Clown shoes and spent the rest of the day in them. My wife didn’t say anything about it at the time but even now I still catch hell for it.

  476. At a wedding other than my own: My running partner and his fiance held a race the morning of their wedding (the “Cold Feet Warmup” run), and he and his very-soon-to-be wife arrived dressed in a wedding dress and a tux. However, he was in the dress, and she was in the tux. They started off the race, which was about a 5K, and as hard as I tried, I couldn’t catch him, despite the fact that he was wearing about twenty pounds of wedding dress, complete with a train draped over one arm. I was only about ten feet behind him at the end, but I just couldn’t stop laughing long enough to catch up…..

    At my own wedding, I distinctly remember dancing with my aunt, who had been enjoying the bar, and having her tell me all the dirty lyrics to all the songs we were dancing to. I also remember an elderly friend of my wife’s family taking my wife and I aside, very earnestly, to tell us a very dirty joke.

  477. A

    Best wedding I went to…ceremony lasted 15 minutes in a park. It was beautiful and the reception afterwards was awesome

  478. During the festivities, when I went to take the garter belt off of my wife, instead of taking out the garter I took out a bright red thong that the photographer gave me to pull out. The look of horrifying embarrassment of my new bride was captured forever. The photographer made me promise to never tell who gave me the thong, but after being married for 5 years, I finally told her. We have been happily married for almost 10 years now, I wish you and the girl the best in your new life adventures.

  479. Oh I wish I didn’t drink so much at my brother’s wedding. As best man, I really slurre up that best man speech. It could have gone better, but no disasters.