Our Favorite Wedding Dress Fails

Let's just say that some people went all-in when it came to making their dream dress happen for their big day.

Many girls dream about their fancy wedding dress long before they even reach puberty. More often than not, the excitement follows them through adulthood all the way until the big day. And when said moment comes, they want everything to be perfect even if that means loading up their credit card. After all, they are pretty much investing in their future, right? And for everything to be perfect, the dress plays a big part. They will try on hundreds of dresses in the hope of finding the one that makes them feel like their most beautiful self. Granted, each woman has a different vision of her most beautiful self. Sometimes though, her choices are so far from the conventional and completely off the reservation that guests are a little more than surprised. But in the end, when it comes to a wedding, nothing is off limit, as long as the couple is happy. Nevertheless, here are some serious head-scratchers.

1 Cacti lover


This young woman here adores cacti and wanted to include her beloved plants into her big day.

A strange, somewhat peculiar dress was the result of her quest for wedding style. We’ll be back, we need to recover…

2 Taking street art to church


Michelle literally took street art into the church by using an urban-graffiti design to paint the first letters of her and her husband’s name on to her dress.

You can’t purchase a similar dress, and for a good reason…

3 An angelic bride


Sure, being told you look like an angel is flattering and being called “My angel” by your lover is cute. But it’s important to remember that it’s not a literal, concrete name. It’s a figure of speech.

At your wedding, try as hard as you want to look like an angel; after all, this is your day, possibly the most important day of your life! But don’t wear a wedding dress with angel wings, it’s a big no!

4 A big slice of love


One thing is for sure, this lady must love her pizza.

Maybe she met her partner at a college party where pizza was served…

5 Ready for the festivities


We would just love to know the story behind this dress. But if that’s impossible, then please, please just tell us how the heck she sat down.

One thing is sure, this dress didn’t give her a bad credit score and didn’t require a loan, as it was probably very cheap.

6 Is there such a thing as overdoing it?


This lovely bride wanted to make her special day memorable for everyone. And with a train this long, she is certain to have made an impression on everyone on her way to the altar.

One question, though: where did she purchase so much fabric? Your regular market certainly doesn’t have that much.

7 A foodie’s big day


This happy couple gave a whole new meaning to the term “food lovers”. It seems that the ceremony will start and end with a pièce montée.

They can certainly claim the title of the most beautiful food-related dress—sorry pizza lady!

8 Gangster matrimony


Even gangsters can get romantic. This couple brought their own unique style by spray-painting their clothes for a fusion of street style and tradition.

This is what you call how-to-personalise-your-wedding-while-keeping-your-money-in-the-bank.

9 The hunt for a perfect wedding


While some brides want to make a serious splash, it seems that others just want to blend in the background.

We certainly wouldn’t purchase that dress, even if it was for a fundraiser…

10 Nightmare before marriage


We have to give them some credit: This Calaca themed wedding must have required a lot of work and the result is impressive.

But, in all honesty, isn’t that a little inappropriate?

11 Team Edward vs. Team Jacob


This bride wasn’t scared to express their interest and really break conventions.

And while she couldn’t decide between Edward and Jacob, she is lucky to have a husband that doesn’t mind. We would happily trade that dress for just about anything just to get it out of our sight.

12 Ecofriendly wedding


More than ever, we are hearing about global warming, we are becoming aware of it and we are applying certain concrete gestures on a daily basis to do our part. Some people are also very committed to zero waste, and it’s perfect that way!

However, while reusing objects, reducing our consumption and recycling what we no longer need is a great idea, perhaps it’s a little less suitable for a wedding dress, or at least this bride hasn’t maximized her efforts!

13 (Un)holy union


Who says hardcore rockers can’t get married.

Although we don’t know what kind of impression these demonic horns had on the priest, we are sure that as long as these two are in love, the man above doesn’t mind and won’t give them a harsh tiral.

14 A Christmas wedding


Usually, people tend to get engaged on Christmas day, not married. Usually, brides don’t literally wear the Christmas tree.

Oh well! This bride can definitely claim to have the most Christmas themed wedding dress ever made.

15 This must be a serious fairy tale


Frills are one of those things that must be done in moderation. But when it’s your wedding day and you want to go all-in, who can tell you otherwise.

And while you’re at it, why not make it a bigger than life fairytale and throw in an over-the-top tiara. We just hope she has health insurance because walking around in this has got to be dangerous.

16 Real-life Shrek and Fiona


Don’t be alarmed, they do not need to be rushed to the hospital for treatment. These two Shrek fans decided to get married as a real-life version of the adorable green monsters. Far Far Away never seemed closer and these two have their fairy tale wedding.

On the other hand, we know quite a few people who’d think you should be trialled for applying green makeup on your face…on your wedding day.

17 A happy marrrrrriage


These two landlubbers did their pirate-themed wedding the right way, by going all out.

We certainly wouldn’t have minded investing ourselves in the theme like they did, in the end, the result is pretty cool.

18 A lit wedding


Why do we automatically know what this woman’s and her fiance’s cars look like? WHY.

Oh well, as long as they have renters insurance to cover the risks of a fire, who cares…

19 A personalized cake


We’re pretty sure that this was only made for a magazine and treated as art. But judging by the previous photos, we never know.

Even if it was for a good cause though, we wouldn’t recommend investing in such an unpractical dress…

20 Patriotic bride


We all know that Americans have a tremendous sense of belonging to their country. It could hardly be more patriotic, and these Americans have no lack of imagination to show their love for their country.

Putting a flag on their house, garden or car is a good thing. Wearing a sweater or a cap when traveling is also good, to name but a few alternatives. But wearing a dress with the American flag on it at your wedding is a bit much.

21 The princess bride


This woman was for sure a little girl dreaming about becoming a princess.

Well, she came quite close to making it a reality for her big day. Walking in that dress must have required a lot of energy.

22 A champagne dress


More and more people opt for dresses that are not exactly white. Champagne is, therefore, a rather common colour when it comes to wedding dresses.

However, we are sure that this is not what people expected when this bride told people she opted for a champagne dress. Who knew she’d take it so literally. This the kind of thing college students would do, not brides-to-be.

23 A cupcakes dress


Before having a drink, perhaps you’d prefer a little something to eat? After all, cupcakes are just as good a snack as they are a dessert, right?

Either way, the advice at your wedding is to choose a table where you’ll put food and drinks. Please don’t let the bride look like a serving tray wandering through her guests!

24 Pregnant bride


Marriage and pregnancy are not necessarily two events that do not go together. After all, they always say that a pregnant woman is the most beautiful, don’t they?

However, you have to make the right decisions at the right time. If you want to get married in a dress like this, forget about all it; marriage and pregnancy don’t mix!