40 Unforgettable Bridesmaid Fails You Have To See To Believe

There are certain duties that a bridesmaid must undertake to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible for her loved one’s big day. On that list, of course, is not to upstage the bride. And they absolutely shouldn’t do anything to embarrass her, either. But judging by the following epic fails, it seems that not every bridesmaid has gotten the memo.

40. Well, if you’ve got your heart set on an Easter-themed wedding, you may as well go all in.

39. When the bride said she wanted to make her groom feel like a king, she didn’t expect her bridesmaids to be quite so hands-on in achieving it.

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38. We can only presume floral was in that season.

37. Will wedding photographers never learn that leaping in the air shots rarely look graceful? Or coordinated? Or any good?

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36. There are nine bridesmaids and one bride in this shot. And yet not one of them had the heart to tell the photographer this was a really bad idea for a set-up.

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35. Bridesmaids, let this be a lesson in when a little bit of leg turns into too much.

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34. These bridesmaids appear to have gotten lost while shopping for their dresses and instead found their outfits in the bridal lingerie section.

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33. These bridesmaids seem to have gotten the wrong end of the stick. They knew they were supposed to arrange a hen party for the bride, but this is clucking ridiculous.

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32. If you were to play a game of spot the difference in these bridesmaids’ outfits, it might take a while. These ensembles are identical to the point of being creepy.

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31. It might be the bridesmaid’s job to get the bride to church in style. But here we have an example of how not to do it.

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30. As they gazed wistfully out across the lake, these bridesmaids wondered just what it was they had actually agreed to.

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29. When you can’t decide which color bridesmaid’s dress to settle on, the answer really shouldn’t be “one of each.”

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28. Although they were grateful to be a part of the ceremony, these bridesmaids couldn’t hide their disappointment when the bride handed them their thank-you gifts.

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27. That awkward moment when the bride wants to take back the “I do” as her bridesmaids cuddle up to her new hubby.

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26. When you’re nervous in front of a crowd, it can help to picture your audience naked. These bridesmaids may have taken this advice to the next level for their bride.

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25. After the bride and groom said “I do,” the only two other words the bridesmaid wanted to hear were “free bar!”

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24. Here we have photographic evidence of the first – and perhaps only – ever bridesmaid suits. You can see how thrilled the bridesmaid on the left is with the choice.

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23. By all means have a winter-themed wedding. But please don’t let your bridesmaids dress up like they might be Santa’s wife.

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22. Perhaps a bridesmaid’s duty should include preventing ill-advised photos like this instead of participating in them.

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21. When the photographer has to bust out the wide-angle lens just to capture the sheer volume of the bridesmaids’ skirts.

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20. We’re not sure what’s more shocking. Is it that the bridesmaid fainted as the groom leaned in to kiss his bride? Or the fact that everyone carried on as if nothing happened?

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19. These four bridesmaids look embarrassed to give away the secret of just where they found the material for their matching dresses. In fact, it’s hard to tell where the drapes end.

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18. Bridesmaids don’t always take their roles seriously. Some of them only show up to ruin the photos.

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17. Maybe it would be better if we just don’t ask…

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16. If this image proves one thing, it’s that plaid bridesmaid dresses don’t flatter mustaches. There are obviously lots of other things going on, but it’s hard to know where to start.

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15. Photographer: “Now, bridesmaids, I want you to look natural when you’re pretending to catch the bouquet. As if you were doing it for real.”

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14. Note to all brides: Know how many bridesmaids are too many. Halve the amount here, then reduce by two thirds, and halve it again. That would still be too many.

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13. These bridesmaids look as though they’re psyching the bride up for a fight more than a marriage.

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12. Not all heroes wear capes. And bridesmaids are definitely the types of heroes who shouldn’t wear capes on the wedding day.

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11. When the bride tosses the bouquet, its recipient will supposedly marry next. By the looks of the carnage between these bridesmaids, there’s enough of it to go around for everyone.

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10. A decision was made here by the photographer in directing this pose. And a choice was made by the bridesmaids to execute it.

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9. “Spaceman Santa” is an incredibly niche wedding theme by anyone’s standards. But to each their own.

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8. We’re not quite sure why the bride is running away from the bouquet after she’s tossed it. After all, it’s too late for her. Maybe it’s a warning to the bridesmaids.

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7. Bridesmaids must do whatever it takes to make sure the bride’s big day continues if anything goes wrong. Even if it means tending to a fainted comrade so the show can go on.

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6. Well, everyone has that one friend who can’t take a serious photo. Unfortunately, in this case, it happened to be the bridesmaid.

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5. Now, there are certain Pantone shades protected by copyright, such as Barbie Pink and Tiffany Blue. Evidently this bride went nuts when she found out Pepto Bismol Pink was free to use.

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4. This bridesmaid took one for the team to fix the bride’s dress. But we’re not sure who looks more uncomfortable: the bride, or the bridesmaid who saw everything.

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3. Captured here is the precise moment that bridesmaid Janessa James went beyond the call of duty for the perfect bridal gown shot. You can probably work out how it ended.

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2. It’s perhaps hard for anyone to envision what role an iguana might play in a wedding. However, judging by the look on the bride’s face, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t to attack the bridesmaid.

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1. If anyone wondered what could possibly go wrong when this idea was suggested, the resulting photo provided the answer.

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