12 wedding mishaps shared by real brides

12 Dec 2017

You can never be too in control on your wedding day, here are 12 wedding mishaps - shared by the brides themselves

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Mishaps happen and brides who have been there and done it will tell you that you can't always guarantee your wedding will be plain sailing. Take a look at some of these stories which couples can now look back on and smile. 

"One of my flowergirls decided 10 minutes before that she wouldn't put her dress on and didn't want to do it - so she didn't. The registrar also called my husband by the wrong name - twice. First time Matthew then Simon (he's called Martin)." Kirsty Eastman, Plymouth

"The groomsmen and friends of the groom lured our photographer into a bedroom, only to find they were all half-naked in just their pants or waistcoats ready for a mini photoshoot - we later found photographic evidence in our Polaroid guest book." Joanne Scott, Bowerhill, Wiltshire

"During the wedding ceremony the vicar asked James and me to jointly light a candle, which would represent our eternal love. But the moment we turned our backs to walk away, the candle went out. Our guests found it hilarious but we had no idea what they were laughing about until someone explained later that evening. Hopefully it wasn't a sign!" Hannah Boast, London


"Our toddler, who has recently been potty trained, decided to drop his trousers and pants in the garden and wee in the bushes. We're not sure where he has learnt this behaviour, but I blame his dad." Samantha Tomlinson, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire

"All of the groom's party had their buttonhole flowers on the wrong side. This was quickly rectified by the registrar." Kirsty Plummer, Camberley

"The best man left the rings on top of the car when he arrived at the venue. Luckily, someone handed them in to reception." Holly Morton, Benfleet


"The wrong song was accidentally played, very briefly, as I was about to go down the aisle. Instead of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, by Israel Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'ole, Florence and the Machine's Dog Days Are Over came blasting out, which was pretty hilarious." Katie Hunter, Greenhithe

"Alex actually lost his ring on the day but fortunately it was just a temporary ring we had bought for the event." Jenni Hayes, Manchester

"On the morning of the wedding I travelled to the venue with my bridesmaids in a Triumph Herald. While going round a bend, the driver's door swung open and my sister had to grab the door from the back seat. Lucky the car has a top speed of 20mph so we were safe." Helen Richardson, Oxfordshire


"As we were all lined up to go into the church the emotions began to build and my little nephew, who was our page boy, farted. We all broke into a fit of giggles and it cut the tense atmosphere." Jenny Barker, Buckinghamshire

"The registrar had told all the guests to turn their phones off, but with everything going on the mother of the bride didn't get the message... and her phone played out Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You during the ceremony. She managed to turn it off in record time." Jasmine Bourne, Lowestoft, Suffolk

"As we were trying to deliver our speeches our dear little girls decided to give a rendition of Let it Go on the steps infront of us. We were truly upstaged." Glenn Duggan-Seville, Gloucester

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