19 Utterly Absurd Requests From The Bride and Groom

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When it comes to weddings, brides and grooms can occasionally go a little overboard. Sometimes it’s the issues with the planning, other times it’s family members and friends that are ridiculous. But, a lot of the time, it’s just two people trying ridiculously hard to make one day “perfect”.

That goal of perfection is often hard to obtain, thus brides and grooms can turn from reasonably crazy to full blown INSANE. They make the lives of everyone involved horrible, especially people in the wedding party. Poor bridesmaids and groomsmen get stuck dealing with their stupid sh*t.

The following 19 brides and grooms were seriously THE WORST. They made ridiculous requests, from asking people to spend crazy amounts of money, to go above and beyond the call of duty. So future brides and grooms, take note of what NOT to do.

These are 19 most ridiculous request from brides and grooms:


Outdoor wedding with no back up plan on the shores of lake Michigan. Pouring rain and wind but the happy couple requested no umbrellas because they wanted to be able to see the faces in the crowd. They were able to see the very wet and angry faces of people whose clothes were ruined while the bride and groom stayed dry under the gazebo.


The groom insisted on a Scottish themed wedding of sorts, but it wasn’t authentic Scottish, more like a fantasy in his head about Braveheart or some such thing. Some of the groomsmen apparently refused to wear “a dress” (tartans) so he threw them out of the wedding only hours before, including his best man. He switched his best man to his soon to be brother-in-law, who had a Mohawk and face piercings. This 17yo BIL was petty stoked, but not taking it very seriously, and goofing around with a decorative sword until, inevitably, he accidentally hit the bride in the back of the head. She said she was fine, that she was hit with the flat of the blade.


In college I was a best man for a wedding where the bride demanded we all wear designer suits. I had to sell a guitar to afford just the rental. I had no money before, and after I had no money and one less guitar. Then at the reception the groom pulled me aside and told me it was my job as best man to make sure their marriage went well. I was supposed to check in and help them with marriage stuff to make sure they didn’t get divorced. I looked him in the eye and said I can’t be responsible for your marriage. He didn’t talk to me from that second until just a couple months ago. 6 years after his wedding.


I was supposed to be a bridesmaid in a wedding of a male friend. I had tried to befriend the bride because the groom was a childhood friend. All of the planning was a total shit show, & she used our wedding chat to constantly discuss all of her problems with the groom. The final straw for me was when she asked me to plan a bachelorette party, but couldn’t tell me anything about what she was interested in doing other than “nothing too wild, but definitely cost effective,” & when I presented her with a plan, told me I was a terrible friend & that was the worst bachelorette plan she had ever seen. I was replaced as a bridesmaid, did not attend the wedding, & do not speak to either of them anymore.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of