More than one best man has passed out at a wedding thanks to a combination of factors like heat, heavy clothing, uncomfortable shoes, and more. Still, these instances are relatively rare, unless you have a clairvoyant in the pews, of course. What happens after something like this?
The best man is revived, obviously, but then what? Does he just go on standing in the same spot? If he isn’t relegated to a nice, comfortable pew, at least get him a chair so that it doesn’t happen again. Everybody knows that passing out once is a coincidence, but passing out twice is a bad omen.
I'm Not Ready Yet!
Kids might know that weddings are special, but it takes a little bit of time for them to understand exactly what is going on. This kid, unbelievably, was already aware of the implications of walking down the aisle. This free spirit was too fond of the bachelor's life to get to the altar and had to be guided with the rings by his father.
Thankfully, he got away without a ring on his finger, which meant he could enjoy the reception like the lady's man he was. Maybe someday he will be ready to commit to a special someone... But it is not today!
A simple slip of the tongue during a wedding is sometimes causing disaster – just ask Ross Geller. This was clearly just a bride nervous about getting things right who accidentally got things very wrong, but it still probably gave a lot of people in attendance a pause and had them sharing confused, side-eye glances at each other.
Someone may have even tugged on his collar. Did the bride laugh it off and repeat the statement correctly? Did the priest continue without batting an eye? Did the groom raise a stink? We don't know, but it's fodder for an emotional sitcom episode if nothing else.
Quick, Get a Seamstress!
People who have been to more than one wedding know that you have to be prepared for anything, and that's why people have pockets and purses. A handful of safety pins will make sure that even the worst fashion accidents will be no problem until the night is over. Every maid of honor and best man should have a few at arm's reach.
It certainly isn't going to be comfortable – indeed, the groom chimed in to say driving to the church was a struggle – and it might be noticeable to some of the guests, but it's still better than going pantless. Or worse, wearing the wrong color trousers!
Not Invited to the Next One
A lot of the stories on this list, while nominal wedding fails, might not affect the moods of those in attendance that much. This one, however, is the kind of thing that will create a generations-long rivalry. A family, who wasn't actually invited, chowed down on the entire cake, keeping the actual wedding couple from having any of it.
The explanation was lacking, and there was apparently no apology forthcoming, either. Nor was there an offer to replace the cake, or repay. The cake was theirs, now. Well, hopefully, that family is happy, because they aren't going to have many chances for more.