“Best Of The Worst”

by admin on August 20, 2013

From someone’s suggestion in today’s comments, I created a new tag to identify the absolute “best of the worst” stories ever submitted to Ehell.   I can go back and tag specific posts if you all care to nominate a few from past submissions.

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ferretrick August 20, 2013 at 11:34 am

The one from a couple weeks ago with the picket basket full of goodies certainly qualifies.

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sv August 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

Yes, I agree! Definitely one of the worst :)

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Kimstu August 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm
dee nile August 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Does this apply to the main blog too? If so, “Veruca Salt on a Bus in Canada” is a classic.

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Phitius August 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

This is one of my all time favorites.

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NostalgicGal August 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

The one where the RSVP card had the amount each person had to remit for their catering, for each adult and child attending.

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Carol M August 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I would like to nominate Bridal Bait and Switch http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=101

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JediKaiti August 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

That’s a big favorite of mine, too.

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Ashley August 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I still shake my head when I remember the two stories.
A) The woman whose cousin wanted to be a bridesmaid, showed up at the bridal salon, and threw a tantrum when she found out she was not chosen followed by a rude RSVP.
B)The woman picking up her bridal gown when a patron wanted to try it on and threatened to do so once the lady left the store after her alterations.

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Wild Irish Rose August 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

I remember B. ;) That’s a good one!

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Sharon August 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

The baby shower one, where the 14-year-old became pregnant by rape and her mom (grandma-to-be) co-opted someone else’s going-away party to be a baby shower.

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Library Diva August 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

I remember that one. Absolutely ghastly.

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Joel September 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

I really want to read that one.

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AMC August 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I’d like to nominate the one about the Father of the Bride who shushed his daughter’s wedding guests so he could watch a ball game during her reception.

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Kimstu August 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Heh, that one was recent:

http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=6509

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Amber August 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Oh, yay!

I can’t remember how long ago it was, but there was one a number of years ago that sticks in my craw. The couple had paid for the groom’s bachelor night, and as a result gave the couple what they considered a more modest cash gift (I think something like $50).

The groom later emailed asking where the rest of the gift was – if it was lost in the mail, or if it was coming. When the couple told him there would be no more gift, the groom through a fit and told the couple that they were clearly wealthy enough to give a larger gift, and that their gift didn’t cover their dinner at the wedding.

I still think about that, because the audacity of asking where the rest of the money is, like some sort of loanshark, floors me.

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kingsrings August 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I think I may be nominating the same story that Amber just referenced? I remember the guests had gifted the couple $50, and the groom sent the nasty email asking why. But he tried to cover up his rudeness by feigning concern about the guest’s financial state – asking if everything was okay financially with them, because the gift didn’t cover their plates! I don’t know what’s worse, that he felt that way in the first place, or that he tried to scheme them! The wife (guest’s wife) then responded to the emaiI, and the two of them got into a nasty email exchange.
There was also another juicy one on the same topic where the guests received a long, angry email or letter from the bride after the wedding going on and on about how the guest not covering their plate was the worst thing ever done, and how it may not be a forgiveable offense!

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Shoebox August 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm

There was one I remember from the original site where one set of parents actually co-opted the bridal suite, went through all the gift baskets and everything…

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June First August 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Yes. This.

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Belly August 28, 2013 at 4:58 am

I too cast my vote for this one. My blood was boiling just reading it!

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Belly August 31, 2013 at 9:07 pm
Shoebox September 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

That’s the one, thanks! I’d forgotten they’d opened the presents, too. Where presumptuousness is concerned, it’s these people’s world, we just live in it. :(

M August 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm

This bride was wwwaaayyy to patient with this most clueless friend ever :
http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=119

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M August 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Oops. “too patient.”

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C August 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I’d like to second this one. I could feel all the blood rush out of my face at the end!

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Library Diva August 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

I didn’t remember this one, but yes, jaw-dropping and first-class hall of fame worthy indeed.

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AS August 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

IMHO, the absolute worst was the article about the “priceless wedding” couple. I haven’t yet been able to pick up my jaws.

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Library Diva August 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

I checked in with them a few months later. Apparently, their whole life is “priceless!” They had set a series of goals (or that girl did, she seemed to be the voice and the driving force of this whole fiasco) and were finding people to help them with it for the privilege of being featured on their blog. And of course, the warm feeling that comes from helping the most awesome couple ever!

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JediKaiti August 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Link please?

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AS August 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

@JediKaiti: here is the link on ehell: http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=5419
Their idea that they are “awesome” and hence people should offer them free service is reeking of self-entitlement. I have known lot of absolutely selfless awesome people in my life. And all of them would just have a court wedding if they cannot afford a grand one!

You can follow website’s link from the page.

@LIbrary Diva: apparently they are closing their “nest” blog. Thank goodness for some things!

The “project nest” blog is here: http://projectpricelessnest.blogspot.com/

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Library Diva August 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Here’s the original post on Etiquette Hell:
http://www.etiquettehell.com/?p=2419

Here’s a link to the wedding begging blog:
http://www.projectpriceless.blogspot.com/

Here’s a link to Project Priceless: The Nest
http://www.projectpricelessnest.blogspot.com/

Here’s a link to her newest venture. Make sure to read the “About G,C” bit for the surprise ending to Project Priceless that EVERYBODY predicted!
http://girlcrafted.blogspot.ca/

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Kimstu August 30, 2013 at 10:14 am

About their “Project: Nest” sequel to the “Project: Priceless” wedding blog in their first year of marriage, 2011-2012: http://projectpricelessnest.blogspot.com/p/about-pp-nest.html

About their 2012 divorce: http://girlcrafted.blogspot.ca/2012/12/wham-im-single-and-welcome.html

Showing that you don’t need to be a bridal couple or homemaking newlyweds to carry on publicly suggesting that people might like to give you free stuff: http://girlcrafted.blogspot.com/2013/04/dear-hotel-indigo-ottawa-open-letter.html

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Sarah September 1, 2013 at 2:59 am

The last WAS just a joke! I do know that people ask for things and when you object they claim they were only joking so do not mean to be rude pointing this out!

RC August 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

YES! The priceless wedding, I definitely vote that.

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Sabina August 26, 2013 at 1:52 am

I believe they are divorced now?

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Shannan August 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

I liked the one where the MOB called another bride whose wedding was scheduled @ a beautiful church she had attended literally all her life. The MOB asked herif she’d mind rescheduling for another wedding because “her little princess had her heart set on being married in that church & just HAD to get married that weekend”.

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Nancy August 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

The recent one where the bridesmaid AND the groom pestered a guest for cash, since they had put it on the invites, and sent out “rough drafts” to the guests they didn’t know as well.

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just4kicks August 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

I would absolutely love to hear Miss Jeanne’ s thoughts on the story in the news this week about the neighbor who sent an anonymous letter to the mother of an autistic child calling the child ” a ‘retard’ and telling the mother the child should be euthanized. Words escape me on how cruel a person can be to another human being.

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sadincanada August 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I have to say Just4 I was ashamed to be a Canadian when I heard about that letter, you are so right what a horrible person to do this to a family..

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Cat August 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

I, too, vote for the woman who insisted on trying on another bride’s paid-for wedding gown, even after being told it was her personal property.

There was also a lady who had a large amethyst stone reset to make it more wearable. She was at the jewelers to pick up her reset stone when another woman snatched it from the jeweler’s hand, claimed she was buying it, and tried to give the man her credit card. As I recall, they had to threaten to call the police because the woman had stuffed it in her handbag and refused to give it back even after being told it was the other lady’s personal property.

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Kimstu August 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Ooh, I found the link for the “I WILL try on your dress” story:

http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=5681

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AS August 28, 2013 at 7:05 am

@Cat: could you please post the link for the Amethyst ring story?

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Cat September 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I don’t recall where the amethyst story is . Anyone recall it? Is there a way to search for a certain story?

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Kimstu September 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Amethyst ring story appeared in a comment by Kitty Lizard on the original “Your Dress Isn’t Your Dress If I Want It” posting:
http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=5682, timestamp November 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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Cat September 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Thanks, I found it. I had forgotten it was not a stand-alone story. It certainly was good enough to me one considering the degree of entitlement it displayed.

Yasuragi August 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

I liked the double whammy twin posts we got some years back coming from both sides of the same incident.

One letter from a woman describing the awful satanic ritual wedding she was forced to attend and only managed to save herself by leaving a thoughtful note on the table and jumping out a bathroom window.

The other letter was from the happy couple describing the complete nutter girl their friend brought as a date who insulted their Goth theme wedding, made a scene yelling at other guests, left a note telling them how tacky their wedding was and leaving in the middle of the reception.

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sv August 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

I liked this one too :)

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The Elf August 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

OMG yes. Two sides of the same story – it was awesome!

There’s another one I remember, from way, way, way back in the ehell days about a MOG who wrote in to toss her new DIL in ehell, but as the story progressed it was obvious that it was MOG who was most deserving. I can’t remember all the specifics, except that she managed to slam the bride’s birthmarks in the middle of it all.

What can I say? I like a good come-uppance.

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The Elf August 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm
lizza August 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

Oh, that poor bride. :(

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Sarah Jane August 26, 2013 at 9:38 am

Oh, dear, I just read that one and got a headache. What a terrible, terrible story. What a terrible, terrible “minister’s wife.”

Kimstu August 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Different site style, but it’s here: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=1352.0

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Erin August 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I like that one, too.

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June First August 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

This was a classic.

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jen a. August 27, 2013 at 6:32 am

I love that one, but I really do think the second letter was fake… Still, it raised a good point.

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Library Diva August 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

There was one years and years ago on the main blog where there was an actual shakedown at the wedding: the couple had enlisted someone to open all of the cards and find out how much was in each, and then they were coming around with a bucket so that those who didn’t cover their plate could do so on the spot. The submitters got up and walked out.

I was also particularly appalled by the one from the main blog where the submitter had terrible social anxiety and didn’t often attend family events, but wished to push through her fears when she got invited to an adoption celebration her uncle was holding and RSVPed yes. Her uncle then called her and said that she’d basically just been invited because it was the polite thing to do, that he didn’t have room for her aboard the boat cruise and she couldn’t attend, but he’d loooooove to set a time with her so he could get the gift from her!

You’ve had some real gems over the years. I appreciate this blog very much. It’s been a part of my life for about 10 years now. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve laughed a lot, and I think it helped me a great deal when it was time for my own wedding.

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MollyMonster August 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

The first one, with the shake down where they were told how much each couple still owed, is the one that has stuck in my brain for *years* as the worst of the worst.

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MollyMonster August 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I think I found the shakedown one. It was a wedding video where they berated the guests who had cheaped out on them and were then going to call out names so people could make up the difference.

http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_misc/fauxpasoftheyear/fauxpas2004-1arc.shtml
(halfway down the page, 0205-03

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Sarah Jane August 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

Yes, I remember the adoption celebration story…(groan…)

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just4kicks August 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

Oops, I’m sorry, I forgot I was on the wedding page. My apologies.

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saurus99 August 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

One of my favourite stories is Bridezillas0512-06 – the Bride(zilla) wrote a letter in her fiancees name (the Groom) to his twin brother and told him that he was cold, distant, unsupportive bla-bla and demanded that he should break contact with the Groom and not be his Best Man. Several years later the Groom (now divorced) met his twin brother at their mothers funeral and it was revealed that the Bride had told the Groom that his brother just didn’t wanted to go to their wedding because he hated her. The reason why she didn’t want the brother of her Groom to be Best Man? Because the twin brother was paralyzed and had to use a wheelchair and the pretty little mansion the Bride wanted for her reception was not wheelchair accessible…

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Amber August 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Good lord.

That one MUST end up with a tag!

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Megsong24 August 22, 2013 at 9:15 am

This one was the one I was going to put up for it.

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Suzanne August 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Why about the one from years ago where a groom invited his employees and they kidnapped the pregnant bride and held her for ransom and essentially caused her to miscarry?

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Suzanne August 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Sorry – should say “What about” and not “Why about”. Doggone you autocorrect.

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Jael August 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I visit this site a lot, but I’ve never seen that story before. Do you have a link for it? I am curious to read it.

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Mae August 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Jael- this is the link (may have to copy & paste) It is the second story. The part of the kidnapping is closer to the end of the story.
http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_wedding/guests/eguest2007-1arc.shtml

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Kirsten (the first!) September 2, 2013 at 4:37 am

Ooh yes, but I remember that the bride and groom were ‘ok with this’ way of getting more money from their guests and agreed to go along with it. It just went hideously wrong after they took her – didn’t they shut her in some outdoor building then go and get drunk so she was there for hours? It had a tragic ending that I remember because it was so shocking, but I also remember wondering what on EARTH the couple was doing letting the employees do that!

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June First August 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

There was one a while ago that was jaw-dropping. It was sent in by a pastor’s wife (or someone prominent in the church) who nominated a bride-to-be. I can’t find it right now, but if I recall correctly OP’s grievances included the BTB’s unsightly mole, lack of connections, failure to fawn over the shower thrown by strangers in her DH’s hometown… It backfired on the OP, though, because Admin nominated OP for E-hell!

Also, the story of the family that RSVPed with lots of additional guests and the young daughter who would like to sing at the reception gets a vote from me.

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AS August 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I remember myself reading the first story that you mentioned, and I was jumping with joy when I had seen the admin’s comment.

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JediKaiti August 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Oh! Wasn’t there one on the old site where EVERYONE forgot the bride and bridesmaids at the chapel and went and had the reception without them?

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Sharon August 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Another good one is the “Princess” $2 million wedding:
Bridezillas0308-04 (midway down this page: http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_wedding/bridezillas/ebridezilla2004-1arc.shtml)

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lizza August 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

You know, it might make me a terrible person, but I have no sympathy for anyone in that story. The writer is clearly gleeful at the thought of sharing her former in-laws, and the parents deserved whatever they got from Princess for spoiling her for so long.

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Kimstu August 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Yeah. That LW (ex-SIL of the FOB) seemed to be just as mad about the mere fact of the bride’s parents’ lavish expenditures for the wedding of their “Princess” as she was about the bride’s actual glaring rudenesses.

You may think (and with reason) that it’s extravagant even for rich people to spring for a $63K wedding gown, steak AND chicken for all guests, six-hour open bar, etc. etc., but ostentatious spending in itself is not an etiquette issue. What IS an etiquette issue is the bride throwing tantrums, asking the guests at the reception not to dance if they weigh more than 120 pounds (!!!!), never writing any thank you notes, etc.

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Sarah Jane August 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

I agree, the bride in this story sounds awful, but the entire story also appears to be a very tacky rant for the OP.

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Kirsten (the first!) September 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

I always remember that one because the OP was SO offended that Princess didn’t ask her daughters to be flower girls and said it ‘p*ssed her off from the start’! Ma-HOO-sive entitlement right from the start and she sounds so, so bitter!

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kingsrings August 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I’ve always loved the stories where the story submitter is the one that gets thrown into EHell! That fact alone makes it my automatic favorite. Remember the one where the bride was upset because: nobody threw her a shower (so she had to arrange one for herself) and that one of her bridesmaids became pregnant without asking her first if it was okay? I think there were some other reasons she was upset thrown in there, too. There was also one from a bride who basically was upset that nobody became her personal slave throughout the wedding planning and wedding day. Her mom didn’t want to go deliver donuts to the bridesmaids getting their hair done, nobody had packed the bride’s luggage and bags for her, her bridesmaids insisted on stopping in the midst of their duties to eat meals, etc. It ended with her saying that she was so upset by all of this that she burst into tears upon walking down the aisle! EHell Dame inserted the best quips into that story!

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Ellie August 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The Titanic bridesmaids dresses fiasco brought me to this site. I was using the StumbleUpon app, came across the story, nearly died of laughter/shock, and became a permanent Ehell fan.

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KarenK August 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

That’s the one that brought me to EHell, too, but I found it on, believe it or not, a NASCAR forum!

I thought that there was a question of whether this story was even true, but I don’t care! LOL!

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Michelle M August 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I don’t see it listed in the archives anymore, but does anyone els remember the “Titanic Wedding Disaster?!” :D

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admin August 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The Titanic Wedding Disaster was removed from the site at the request of its author who discovered that the popularity of the story compromised her privacy.

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Michelle M August 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I completely understand–but it was FABULOUS story!

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Mary August 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

If you google Titanic Wedding Disaster you should be able to find a link to somewhere. I did find it and if you click on images you can see the actual dress.

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Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

Sad day! But I can definitely understand the author’s reasoning, too. I guess it will live forever in my heart instead!

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Ally August 22, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I thought the Titanic one (the one with the wedding on the boat, the evil bride, and so on) was obviously made up.

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Michelle M August 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Ally~I believe the Titanic Wedding Disaster was the story in which the bride-to-be’s MIL volunteered to make the bridesmaids’ dresses, in the style of Rose’s dinner dress from the movie “Titanic;” What ensued was truly a disaster!

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o_gal August 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

There are 2 distinct Titanic-involved stories. The “Titanic Wedding Disaster” is the fictional story about the wedding on the boat, the evil bride, the groom ending up sweeping the OP off her feet – that one has been removed. The “Titanic Wedding Dress Disaster” is the one where the bride-to-be’s MIL volunteered to make the bridesmaid dresses. That one should still be on the site and definitely should be tagged.

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AS August 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

Ally – I think you are refering to a different story, where the groom ended up marrying the OP. But there were comments later that the story screamed of being made-up. In fact, there was a comment where someone had pulled it down almost line-by-line to show how fictitious the story sounded. I can’t find the story on search, hence not sure if it is still available.

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Library Diva August 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

I remember that one too. It also seemed like such an obvious fake, although I will give the submitter points for creativity.

But the Titanic Wedding Dress disaster was a true classic. For a while, it had its own category. Basically, the submitter’s daughter got married around the time that the film was popular. She fell in love with one of the dresses worn in the movie by the main character, and her FMIL volunteered to make them for her girls as a wedding present. As time marched on, no one had seen them, but were assured that they were well in hand. With only hours to go before the wedding, they finally saw them and the dresses were hideous hot messes. It had a happy ending, though — they raced to the mall, found a lovely but simple dress, everything fit everyone, and the FMIL had never said a single word about the entire incident. Not at the time, not later on, the daughter even reported that she hadn’t even seen scraps of fabric from the disaster dresses surface.

The original submitter told the story very, very well and also included pictures.

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Miss-E August 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I’ve been reading some of these old posts (thanks for posting links!) and I keep coming across one thing over and over: people who don’t want someone either in their wedding party or sometimes even attending the wedding because they are too fat/too ugly.

Now, clearly that’s mean and all but let’s just say I’m a really terrible, self-centered, awful kind of person…wouldn’t I WANT the ugly fatties near me so I look better by comparison? It always strikes me as a weird thing to be upset by.

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NostalgicGal August 23, 2013 at 1:07 am

Blame that on those bridal magazines, shows and all that other hypecrap. Everything is supposed to look like the photoshoot printed in glossy and be free…

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scotslass August 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I love the one where the OP sent in an RSVP s/he had received – not only had the guests RSVP’d as 7 guests when only 2 (?) had been invited, but also on the card was a request as to whether one of the children may sing at the reception.
I remember the OP also gave an update. I don’t know if the little girl ever did sing, though – I checked back a couple of times to see if the OP had commented on that, but if s/he did I didn’t see it.

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Kimstu August 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm
scotslass August 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Thanks Kimstu! I’m glad it worked out for them!

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kingsrings August 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Another favorite – the one where the wedding guests went to the reception, only to find a crudely set up room, a gross cake and punch, and no wedding couple ever in sight! It seems that the couple and their wedding party had gone away to their own, private fancy catered dinner reception elsewhere and had just left the guests at the crappy reception to themselves.

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Fiona August 24, 2013 at 2:37 am

The Illinois bride who performed an X-rated song and dance on her way down the aisle.:http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/shine-on/bride-dances-down-isle-singing-crazy-b-tch-190448372.html

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MissMolly August 25, 2013 at 2:37 am

My personal favourite is the bridezilla who wanted to turf one of her bridesmaids, but was too chicken to do so! So she tried to strong-arm the bridal store attendants to do it for her!

http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=5581

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Livvy17 August 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I don’t remember too many details, but there was oneon the old site where half the family of the wedding couple did a drunken strip tease on the head table at the reception – I think that one was my favorite.

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Joy August 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I agree with Fiona- the Illinois bride who ‘danced’ like a stripper down the aisle singing an incredibly foul song should win this honor. If she wanted to behave like that at the wedding, what in the heck did she do at the reception? Then again, matching do-rags on the groomsmen say a lot as well to the level of taste in this marriage. Very Low.

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ladycrim August 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm

The one where the bride writes in complaining that 3 guests didn’t bring a gift: http://weddinghellsbells.com/?p=3747

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Angel August 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

The Depression Era/Hobo themed wedding was particularly cringeworthy at least for me! The fact that the bride shared it in her blog as a fun creative idea made it even more yucky!

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Carol M August 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Funny, that wedding was featured in an article I just read on cracked: http://www.cracked.com/article_20584_the-5-most-absurdly-offensive-theme-weddings-ever-planned.html

At least, I hope it’s the same one, rather than two couples having the same idea….

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Angel September 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

It was the same one. Thank God. But some of those other themes–holy mackerel. The Nazi one took the cake. How anyone could think that’s even remotely OK just boggles the mind!

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Asharah August 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

They had a story where a bride expressed her upset with a bridesmaid who lied that she had picked up her gown and it didn’t need alterations. She found out from the bridal shop a few days before the wedding that the dress wasn’t picked up. She couldn’t reach bridesmaid and had to settle for leaving a message. She wasn’t even sure if bridesmaid was going to show up or not. Bridesmaid did show up, but the dress was obviously in need of alterations that were not done. Bride did admit she thought it might be a monetary issue, but didn’t press.

Other person posted a scathing response to bride calling her “unkind and pretentious” for forcing the poor bridesmaid to buy a dress she obviously couldn’t afford. She defended the bridesmaid for lying rather than owning up to bride that she might be experiencing financial difficulty. Apparently bride is supposed to be psychic and know the bridesmaid needs help paying for the dress without being told. She accused bride of only caring how her guests look in the photos since she was annoyed the bridesmaid dress looked so bad without the needed alterations. She told bride the bridesmaid deserved gratiude for showing up at all, after she “paid more than she could afford for a dress to make you happy.” Apparently she felt bridesmaid was “forced” to be in bridal party and spend money on the dress.

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=50150.0

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Andrea September 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

A couple of my favorites that I can’t seem to find:

1. The woman who was “special attendant” to a bride who had picked only very overweight girls as her attendants, for the reason that she wanted her attendants to look like “fat cows” (her words) in strapless, sheath dresses so she’d look like a supermodel. Horrifying, horrifying, horrifying.

2. The one where I think it was the MIL writing in, who stuck Oreos all over the bridal getaway car to make fun of the bride because she was overweight. :(

3. The one where the groom called off the wedding and sent out a notice that instead there would be a family reunion. Because the bride-to-be had treated his family terribly and he realized he didn’t want to marry her anymore, so he called it off.

4. The one where the bride-to-be was a horrible witch to the groom’s family. The groom’s sister had written in, saying that she had been cut out of her brother’s wedding because the B2B thought she was too “tall and fat” (her words) to be in the wedding. And then sent a bill to the father of the bride who was in poor health and who didn’t make it to the wedding, although he had sent a check for $1,000.

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Miss Alex September 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I nominate the story of the blind bridal party member who was forced to walk down the aisle without her cane. Sorry I don’t have the link

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saurus99 September 16, 2013 at 4:38 am

I remember that one too and I found it today…

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=2433.0

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o_gal September 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

And as of a short time ago, you have got to include the situation where the MIL writes in about how her DIL shows up uninvited to a family photo shoot, throws a fit when MIL asks for only her immediate family, goes crying to her husband, then they force the MIL to have her in the photo, and now the MIL sees the DIL smirking at her in triumph every time she looks at the photo. Followed by the DIL replying that her MIL has called her to brag about how she posted the story on the Internet and everyone thinks she’s a tacky heathen, but in reality the MIL only told them what time and what to where, they both showed up and MIL insulted her and called her names, and she lost control of her emotions because she’s something like 29 weeks pregnant with the first grandchildren. I know it’s not a wedding story, but it’s going to go down in the history of E-Hell for it’s epic smackdown awesomeness.

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DannysGirl September 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

It’s still available. I just found it in the archives under “Faux Pas of the Year” for January through June of 2003.

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DannysGirl September 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I’m sorry. I was trying to reply to AS’ comment about the availability of the over-the-top “Titanic” bride, who was dumped for her cousin, the OP. That story is still in the archives. I just found it while re-reading the old stories, looking for other jaw-dropping tales.

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MorganHorse October 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I’m Johnny-come-lately to this party, but I nominate the Drama Mamma story where the narcissistic mother tries to purposely delay the wedding, attempts to rearrange the wedding procession, wears a wedding dress, and stands on a chair to scream that her table goes to the buffet table first. The best part was the bit at the end that tells of the mother’s crazy behavior at a funeral years before. Horrifying!

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