55 Hilariously Awkward Wedding Photos
By | January 16, 2020
Hot Tub Wedding Machine
There’s something about weddings and the pressure to have that one day be the best day of the bride and groom’s lives that just make us want to see an embarrassingly awkward play out in front of very eyes. Even the thought of a “perfect day” going wrong makes us want to giggle to ourselves. Rare moments like these only come around ever so often, and fortunately we have these photos to experience them for a lifetime!
Prepare to completely LOL through this whole gallery... and let's just say, if you make it to slide #21 you will probably be rolling on the floor in stitches.
Every bride wants to brag about SOMETHING at their wedding be it the best cake, the best dress, but being able to fit an entire bridal party into a hot tub? That's a first.
He's not a leg man
On one hand this is a pretty cool photo, but on the other it's like the couple is saying, "Hey check it out, one of us is a weird floating human with no legs!" That's cool if you've got no legs and can float, but that can't be the case here.
Jabba the Hutt or nah?
Supposedly this is a Jabba the Hutt cake, but from this angle it looks like more like a bowel movement on a bed of marzipan. Somehow this isn't the worst cake fail that we've found.
This isn't supposed to be your first kiss
It's totally cool if you're saving your first time for your wedding night. That rules. But if you haven't even kissed anyone then you're in trouble - especially when it comes to your wedding photos. We've got more kissing fails to come.
This has to be a bad omen
Things were looking good when Dan and Jackie Anderson lined up their wedding party on a dock over the water in Crosslake, Minnesota. By the time they were lined up the dock collapsed under the weight of 22 people.
And this is why you shouldn't wear a garter
There are a few fails happening in this pic. Obviously, the bride has taken a tumble while having her garter pulled off which is... not great, but her bridesmaids didn't catch her fall which is honestly worse. This is bad our question is what is that guy in top left of the frame doing? Toasting to one? Checking out a lightbulb? That's going to keep us up at night. It's best we move on.
This is why you don't a tiered cake
If this wedding fail had a sound it would be "FFFFFUUUUUUUU!" At least this couple isn't the only one to drop their cake, keep scrolling to see what we mean.
This is going to be one heck of a wedding night
Was this bride's wedding a BDSM themed affair or was it just in the same hotel as a very exciting/uncomfortable conference? Either way this photo turns a total wedding fail into a secret wedding win.
Tailors don't approve of this painted on wedding attire
Why yes, that man on the left is "wearing" a painted on kilt. Somehow his outfit isn't the most eye catching.
Don't bust out your craziest moves at a wedding
Ouch. There's nothing fun about falling on your face, but there's something cringey about seeing someone drop their partner while trying to show off. This is why we don't dance in public.
One wedding and a funeral
Can you imagine having your wedding at a funeral home? The price may be right but the pictures are gloomy AF.
It's absolutely cute to have your daughter or niece to be in your wedding, but why drag them around in a wagon? It's just not a good look. Still, this is a cute baby.
TFW you're saving it for marriage
Opening champagne isn't as easy at it looks. There are people who spend their entire lives learning how to do it correctly, obviously this guy isn't one of those people. How else can champagne go wrong? Oh you'll find out.
You'd think the bouquet was filled with hundred dollar bills
The throwing of the bouquet is a time honored tradition just like boxing. It's great to see that these two ladies combine both things to make something truly unique. Keep scrolling to see how things get even more cringe worthy.
No more photos... please
According to this couple they'd just finished two hours(!) of wedding photography by the time this shot was snapped. Hopefully they went somewhere without any cameras on their honeymoon. Can a wedding get any worse? You'll see.
A classic shotgun wedding
This was probably a joke, right? If it was it's a total fail on the dad's part. There's nothing like scaring your future son in law moments before he ties the knot, am I right?
Hoes in the same area code
Woof. The story behind this wedding fail is that the bridal party was standing in front of a wall that said "SHOES" but no one paid attention to what that word looked like when it lost a letter. You'd think that the photographer would have bumped everyone over to left, but that's not the world we live in.
Major arm strength on these guests
There's partying and then there's partying so hard that you party yourself into a fail. This looks like it hurts, but it's pretty cool that this guy's wedding had a better pit than a Fugazi show.
You know you're a good kisser when the minister is into it
This couple is great, we wish them a hearty congratulations on their union but guys, please watch out for this minister. There's something up with this guy. He's the only creepy minister that we've got on here but we've got plenty of fails to come.
Attack of the 11 foot tall bride
If this bride is as tall as an NBA basketball hoop then we apologize, there's nothing wrong with that. In all likelihood a photographer placed her on some super tall podium which is just straight up bad news. Why do that to this woman on her wedding day?
Hopefully this couple is really into sailing because her dress is double the size of a pirate's sail.
Too. Much. Wedding.
This worst part about this photo existing is that it's going to be used at this kid's wedding. Sorry little dude, that's just the way it works.
You can dry clean wedding dresses right?
What you're seeing is the moment before a total Bridezilla moment. The beet in the air, the curvature of the stream, that poor guy's face on the left, it's all pointing towards everyone in this room running for cover. It's definitely a wedding fail that no ones's going to forget.
She's outta there
Did dad knock her off the gazebo or did she just take one step back too many? The world may never know.
Sorry about your eyes dear
Everyone has tried to surprise their partner once in their life, but doing it at your wedding can be iffy. This guy is clearly excited about showing his wife something, but he's a little to into it. Remember, you don't want to blind your partner on their wedding day.
When your plus one doubles as a table
We've all been here. Whether we passed out from the excitement of the day or some form of open bar be it ice cream or adult beverages. This little guy is just taking part in the greatest wedding tradition that goes back centuries - partying too hard. Keep reading for more of that.
When you're a lover and a fighter
It's tradition to smash a cake into your partner's face after your wedding. Some people are casual about it and don't take it too seriously, but these lovebirds play to win. At least no one's going to forget their wedding - unless concussions were involved.
Wear white to the wedding they said, nothing can go wrong they said
Brides shouldn't have to worry about wearing white on their wedding day. That's they're whole thing. Unfortunately for this gal, her guests turned the happiest day of her life into a wet t-shirt contest.
Just a man and a woman in a field, nothing weird about that
This photo has everything that you want out of a wedding fail. A lovely couple, a simple design, and an unfortunate dress placement that makes the bride look like a centaur. Oh well, there's always your second wedding.
Grandma's like to get freaky too
We're not saying that grandmas don't want to get frisky, they love it! But please, if you see a grandma at a wedding don't grind on them. It's just not cool.
When the dog refuses to give you away
We love out pets, but bringing them to a wedding can be a crapshoot. Imagine being in a ceremony when a dog just takes a seat on a dress. It's a little extra, and definitely a fail, but it's also very cute. Keep scrolling for more animal fails at weddings.
The perils of an open bar
Once again we see what happens when there's an open bar at a wedding. We all knows what happens when we've had five, six, seven drinks, but this groom looks like he's had a few more than that. Needless to say their wedding night couldn't have been that exciting.
We've all been there
We've all been exhausted at a friend's wedding, but this little girl sums up the way we've all felt after spending hours in our dress clothes.
TFW you're over the wedding
Clearly this wedding photo is unusable (at least until this little girl gets married), but not just because of this kid's amazing face. Take a look at the woman next to the bride, someone should have given her a 1,2,3, cheese. Keep scrolling for more photo fails.
we must stop the scourge of hover hands
This wedding fail shows that hover hands can effect anyone, even a married couple. Out of all the fails here this is definitely not the worst, but we fully support holding hands before and after marriage.
Don't kiss in front of grandma
There's nothing wrong kissing. We love kissing. Do it as much as you can, please. Just don't do it in front of this grandmother because she is judgey.
Everyone's safe at a karate wedding
Is this karate wedding kind of embarrassing? Totally. As goofy as it looks, at least everyone is safe at this kind of function. Looking for more funny outfits? We're not done yet.
That's one lucky fish
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to your wedding photos. Taking your pictures in an aquarium is cool, but why use the one where it looks like you're stepping out on your fiancé with a fish? At least it's a good looking fish.
Like the chestburster from 'Alien' but less romantic
There's something about the '70s that's so innocent yet so weird. Who, aside from this guy, thinks that taking a photo where their wife is living in their chest is romantic? If this is your kind of thing let us know and we'll set you up with the one other person that emails us.
No one can eat that many macaroons anyway
Is it a drag that this couple accidentally knocked over their macaroon cake? Absolutely. But the thing to keep in mind is that macaroons are incredibly filling so this wasn't a total disaster. If you're looking for major cake mistakes keep scrolling.
Even grandmas need some tongue
Note to future grooms, just don't smooch your grandmother or grandmother-in-law. If you're going to take that risk aim for the cheek, it'll be less awkward that way.
Who cares about the bride anyway?
As far as fails go this is one of the sweeter ones that you're going to see. One of the best things about wedding fails is that they're always out of love, this proves it.
Throwing rice after a wedding ceremony is still a huge tradition, but for the love of Pete don't try to knock out the bride with your rice bombs. At least use bird seed if you're going to throw this much stuff.
Ring bearer of bad news
Whether this is a perfectly timed photo or a well constructed shot it's pretty funny. There's nothing like being a part of a wedding when it's not even your ceremony. Not only does the whole thing way on your shoulders but you don't get to party as hard - especially if you're a kid, it's not fair.
Ah yes, the lizard man
Did you really have a wedding if you didn't invite a guy with a bunch of lizards?
This is the definition of a wedding fail. All dad had to do to keep this wedding day perfect was watch his feet, but he's not perfect. Somehow this isn't the most cringeworthy dad fail that we've got on here.
This kid is a wedding stand out
This is one of those wedding fails that's actually a secret win. Did this kid mess up this couple's wedding photos? Absolutely. But is he also the best part of their wedding? 100 percent. Is he the goofiest kid on here? Keep scrolling to find out.
And the deal is done
There's nothing overtly faily about this shot but it's so weird that we had to show you. What are they congratulating each other over? Their ill fitting suits or the sausage menagerie behind them.
Thank goodness for friends
According to the bride in this photo her wedding dress burst before she walked down the aisle and the photographer was there was catch it. Thank goodness for DSLRs.
Trying to get a funny shot and the groom ruins everything
Everyone loves to ham it up on their wedding day, but sometimes hamming it up gets real. When a wedding party tried to hold up the groom it didn't work out and he brought the entire party down with him.
And she's off
You can set a date and control which guests you invite, but you can't control the weather. This photo proves it.
TFW when you can't stop thinking about them
The 1970s were full of crazy wedding photography choices and these person inside of a person pics are classics. They're fun to look at but let's not bring them back.
Wife V. Wind: Dawn of Justice
Who knew there was this much fabric in the entire world? This dress looks like it would have been amazing, but thanks to the wind we'll never know. Keep scrolling for more wedding dress mishaps.
That's a wrap on the cake
How important is a cake really? Sure, you want everyone to have a piece and maybe you want to save it for your anniversary, but isn't it just as fun if it splats all over the floor?
Killing yourself to live
This cake is definitely impressive, but there's something unsettling about eating yourself. Who wants to cut into a cake sized version of their own body? If you have the option to do this just go for a flimsy macaroon cake You'll feel better in the long run.