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Wedding Dresses That Had Grooms Running For The Hills

June 16, 2024

Here comes the bride, all dressed in – what? Our wedding day is one of the happiest days of our life, and while most brides-to-be dream of the perfect, classy, traditional wedding, others see it as an opportunity to unleash their creativity!

It’s hard to believe that some of these women chose to walk down the aisle wearing these bizarre gowns, but one thing is certain – it is sure to be a day they would never forget!

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Alternative Wedding Attire

Alternative wedding attire
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As scandalous and out of the ordinary as this dress seems, at least it’s white – we can give her that



Trashy Style

Trashy style
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For most girls, their wedding day is the happiest day of their lives. This girl, on the other hand, seems to think her wedding day is going to be garbage, perhaps her marriage as well, and so she dresses accordingly. It’s either that, or she was trying to make an environmental statement, and found the most inappropriate time for this protest.



A Blushing Bride

A blushing bride
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We've seen the longest dress in the world and now we've found the shortest dress in the world too bad for her there's no such world record as the shortest wedding dress.It's nice to see that brides bring out their own unique taste their personalities in their wedding gowns, but we don't need to see that much of her.



Orange Is The New Black

Orange is the new black
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You might recognize this unconventional look from the reality show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. The show follows couples of Irish Trevellers an ethnic group with unique cultural customs during the preparations for their big day, and reveals how their traditional customs find an expression in their big day.



Self Awareness

Self-awareness
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Self-awareness is important, especially on the when all eyes are on you theeyes of your parents, grand-parents, all your relatives and co-workers.Every bride is the center of attention on her wedding day, and so it isn't necessary to dress this way to try and get people's attention.



The Ultimate Bridesmaid

The ultimate bridesmaid
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If you think this dress suspiciously resembles the sheep’s hair – it’s because that’s what it’s made of. This sheep breeder from rural England loves her job and her sheep, and so dedicating her wedding dress to them seemed like the most logical thing to do.



Congratulations, It’s A Boy!

Congratulations, it’s a boy!
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Try as you might to figure out this photo, I'm pretty sure you'd come up with nothing.Is this bride giving birth to her groom?This must be the strangest wedding photo I've seen. Brides and grooms have the habit of taking wedding photos, but these photo shoots usually include a romantic scenery and photos of them holding hands, walking towards the sunset.



She Pops

She pops
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Speaking of tradition – at least this dress is white, if nothing else! As strange as it may sound, turns out that balloon wedding dresses are a thing. They come in different shapes and sizes, but inflated wedding gowns are more popular than you thought.



A Cheesy Event

A cheesy event
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Okay, who among us women never dreamed of having a pizza for a wedding dress? The phrase “you are what you eat” has never been more literal – this bride decided that for her special day, she wants to be a pizza.



Careful With The Knife

Careful with the knife
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Again with the complete lack of self-awareness. If she feels comfortable standing, not to say dancing, in that dress in front of her entire family,we're not ones to judge but I can't imagine anyone feeling comfortable wearing this dress to any event, let alone your wedding.



Patriotism

Patriotism
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We’ve all heard of themed-weddings, but how often is this theme the U.S? Apparently this, too, is not as uncommon as you might think! It’s called a “Star and Stripes wedding” and just like the picture demonstrates, it’s dedicated to the love of our nation.



Pride Parade

Pride parade
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Every dress has a story behind it, especially outrageous wedding dresses. This dress is called “Candyland Dress” – and you can see why. Everything about it is colorful and cheerful, like it came out of candy land! This is another bride that was featured on Gypsy Weddings, and her dress, understandably, was a big hit on the show.



Shh, It’s Body Paint

Shh, it’s body paint
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You can hardly call this one a dress, but it still deserves a place of honor on our list. This girl is wearing nothing but a skirt and some body paint – and in case you were wondering, body paint dresses are also a popular choice for brides looking to spice up their big day!



This Girl Is On Fire

This girl is on fire
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Look out – in the words of Alicia Keys – this girl is on fire, in the best possible sense. This bride is sure to turn heads at her big day, because she’s a flame. The dress might have an original touch, but underneath it’s still your good old white wedding dress.



Can Anyone Explain This?

Can anyone explain this?
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Wedding dresses often have a story behind them, whether it’s a cultural one or simply a fashion statement – but this one I’m really not sure how to explain. It is unique – you can’t take that away from her. And we’re not here to judge, but other than that, it doesn’t seem like the dress has a lot going for it.



Dessert, Anyone?

Dessert, anyone?
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This isn’t a dress, but a human cupcakes stand, for the sworn chocolate lovers among us. It’s pretty handy, though – you walk around greeting your guests, and save them the walk to the dessert table. The only this is, chocolate and a white dress doesn’t seem like a winning combination.



Prom Queen

Prom queen
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Every girl dreams of being a princess on her wedding day, and every princess needs a wand (wait – that’s a queen, not a princess). Either way, this girl certainly had her wedding all planned out when she was a girl waiting for prince charming, and she wasn’t going to give up her dream.



I’m A Barbie Girl

I’m a barbie girl
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Dreaming of being a princess is on our wedding day every girl’s dream, but being a barbie is a first. However, it’s your wedding day, and you can do whatever makes you happy – who’s going to deny you?



Hungry For Attention

Hungry for attention
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This is taking the human cupcake dress to the next level – with a dress made completely out of cake! We’ve seen some bizarre things before, but this one takes the money. This cake was made on the bride’s body – no bake of course, just cream and icing.



Drag It Out

Drag it out
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Have you ever seen a veil this long? Neither have we. Whenever we think we've seen everything there is to see regarding weird wedding dresses, a new bride comes along, changing the rules of the game.A veil this long hardly seems practical,to say the least, as she constantly needs people carrying it behind her and how can the groom lift her veil?



Hello, Kitty

Hello, Kitty
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The saying goes “we are all children inside,” and seems like with this bride, it is in fact the case. Much like the bride who took her love for football a step too far, this bridetook her love for Hello Kitty to a new level,with this hello-kitty ornamented wedding gown. I wonder what the groom thinks about it.



Champagne, Anyone?

Champagne, anyone?
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Why, don't mind if I do! This bride took on a very important role, as if her wedding day isn't stressful enough as it is. We're not sure whether she wanted tosave some money on waiters,or if she simply liked this unique wedding dress design. One this is for sure this is certainly a one-of-a-kind dress.



The Happy Couple

The happy couple
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Compared to most other dresses on this list, this one seems moderate! It’s white, to begin with. But aside from the color, there’s no connection whatsoever between this dress and anything that is traditional. It’s hard to imagine a bride from the fifties looking like this.



Flower Girl

Flower girl
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Following the success of My big Fat Gypsy Wedding, a similar American documentary was created, following the wedding customs of Romani-Americans. Much like the Irish Travellers, they have their own unique traditional wedding customs.



Seeing Too Much

Seeing too much
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This happy couple weren't pretentious about their wedding and weren't trying to be anything they're not,but they stayed true to themselves,even if it earned them a place on this list of worst wedding dresses (and probably other lists). We don't know about ‘worst' dresses, but certainly shameless gowns.



Mr. Right

Mr. Right
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What amazes us about this photo most is that after everything we've seen at this point, we can still be amazed.We don't even know where to begin;should it be with the orange hair, the casually-dressed officiator of the ceremony or the shotgun? If you ask us, the groom's camouflage outfit is the worst part, and it's a trend we'll never understand.



Here Comes The Bride

Here comes the bride
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We can't really call this a dress, and we won't, but this certainly qualifies as one of the most puzzling wedding outfits we've ever seen.The groom is fully dressed (and he's not even dressed that bad), and so are the guests,which makes this outfit (to be honest, we can barely call this an outfit) that much more baffling.



Their Happy Day

Their happy day
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Looking at the groom in this photo, he makes the bride's dress look like it's takes out of a Haute-Couture line. We never thought we'd say this, since it seems to be the woman who's always responsible for the catastrophes we see here, butthis groom has worst taste than the bride,and we're actually surprised she approved this outfit.



On The Safe Side

On the safe side
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We have nothing against creativity, butperhaps your wedding day isn't the right time to be original.While some traditions are meant to be broken, others are there for a reason, and this photo perfectly demonstrates what happens when you don't stick with tradition and try to break the norms.



Flying On Cloud Nine

Flying on cloud nine
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Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life,and so it's only natural you'd feel excited to the moon,but it doesn't mean you need to literally fly to cloud nine. This balloon dress makes the bride look as if she's just one balloon away from flying off to the moon.



Not You Too

Not you too
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It's one thing when ordinary people make questionable fashion choices, butwe never thought we'd see a celebrity on this list!You're no imagining, this is actress Denise Richards who's made this unfortunate choice for her wedding. This dress actually has a lot of potential, and it could easily be on the list of ‘best wedding dresses of all times' if it wasn't this shamelessly short.



I Do

I do
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This blushing bride seems beaming with happiness, and that's what really matters on her special day, and yet we can't help but wonder what were they thinking. We've heard of wedding where the after party includes swimming, and we fully support it, butshe could've had the swimsuit under the dress, not instead of it.



Just A Bit Over The Top

Just a bit over the top
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Much like the lantern dress above, this wedding gown seems rather uncomfortable – to say the least! Is seems pretty heavy – the opposite of what you want to be wearing on your big day, when you’re supposed to dance the night away.



Fifty Shades Of Yellow

Fifty shades of yellow
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Well, actually that’s only one shade – but a lot of it! This bride is brighter than the sun – just the stunning effect you want to achieve on your wedding day. The flower arrangement to match this kind of dress is of course sun flowers, an unusual choice of center pieces.



A Traditional Wedding

A traditional wedding
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With a headpiece like this one – who’s going to notice the dress? It’s almost as big as her head, and here we are back in the department of heavy, impractical dresses. But perhaps what catches the eye even more than this headset are the bridesmaids. This vintage photo shows that bridesmaids had to wear unfortunate dresses since, well, forever.



A Fairy Tale Wedding

A fairy tale wedding
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Shrek is the ultimate fairy tale, and so what’s a better tribute to have at a fairy tale wedding? The message is clear – true beauty comes from within, and perhaps this bride wanted to send the same message to the guests at her wedding.



Pretty In Pink

Pretty in pink
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One last dress from My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding – because they’re all so outrageous! The most pressing question here is what’s holding this dress so that it wouldn’t fall?



For A Themed Wedding

For a themed-wedding
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I’m not sure what was the theme of this fashion show, but it seems like it was either nature or a Christmas Special. Either way, this is a real wedding dress made by an acclaimed fashion designer and sold for a lot of money! Actually, without the extravagant headset, it’s not all that bad.



All Covered Up

All covered up
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This is yet another caption from a fashion show, and I’m not from this world, so I might be mistaken, but nothing about this dress strikes me as neither glamorous nor fashionable! And again – how can the bride dance in such a dress, let alone move her head?



Costume Party

Costume party
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Another high-fashion wedding dress, straight out of a fashion show. Without the added bunny-ears and gloves, this could have made for a beautiful wedding gown that wouldn’t shame the best fashionistas around. But fashion has a way of making everything over the top.



Layers

Layers
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I’m not sure how many layers are on this dress, but it doesn’t seem at all comfortable! Yet another Gypsy wedding dress – you can watch the show to learn what stands behind this dress and what made it the right one for this bride to be!



She’s One With Nature

She’s one with nature
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This is a camouflage dress – especially for brides who don;t want to attract too much attention on their wedding day. Some brides shy away from the spotlight, and if your wedding is held outdoors – this can bee a good choice of dress to keep you hidden from the crowd.



Couture

Couture
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Last but not least on our list of high-fashion wedding dresses, just to really drive the point home, is this wedding dress. What is she hiding under there? It’s a mystery – our guess is that it’s the wedding cake.



High Fashion

High fashion
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The fashion industry has a flare for the dramatic, and so often in fashion shows they exhibit dresses that you can’t imagine anyone actually wearing. The case is no different with wedding gowns, and this one is a perfect example.



Didn’t Stand The Test Of Time

Didn’t stand the test of time
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This lovely wedding photo from the fifties shows us that even back then, when it comes to wedding dresses, people didn't have more tact. Talk about bridezillas worried about their bridesmaids outshining them! In this photo, the bride's dress is actually not that bad, compared to her bridesmaids. Seems like they were somehowleft with too much curtain fabric,and they found the perfect use for it.



Metallic

Metallic
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Another hot trend you should probably be familiar with is the futuristic wedding dress. In a weird way, after seeing the balloon dress, the dessert dress, and a Disney-themed dress, this doesn’t even seem that strange.



Bride Groom

Bride-groom
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This unusual outfit has a name in the fashion world – half dress-half tux. It’s a great choice of attire if you’re getting married on Halloween and looking for a good prank, or if you want to marry yourself – you don’t need anyone else, as you can now be both the bride and the groom.



Just The Right Amount

Just the right amount
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Perhaps you already guessed it – this is another Gypsy wedding gown. What was appealing about the documentary show is that it didn’t only demonstrate some of the most scandalous dresses you can imagine, but also the whole adventure around planning the wedding.



Someone Save The Dogs

Someone save the dogs
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We can always count on Gypsy brides to come up with the craziest, most extravagant wedding gowns. While usually it seems as if the groom just tags along and goes with whatever crazy design the bride has in mind, trying not to add pressure to the already-stressed bride, in this case it seems as ifthe groom is enjoying himself,perhaps even more so than the bride.



I’m Calling The Fashion Police

I’m calling the fashion police
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We realized it's not cool to only make fun of the wedding gowns, when sometimes the real wedding disaster is the groom's suit! Anddon't even get us started on those unfortunate bridesmaids dresses we don't even know where to begin discussing those! We know that they had some questionable fashion choices back in the seventies, but this glowing blue suit takes it to another level.



The Ultimate Sports Fan

The ultimate sports fan
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Turns out that sports-themed weddings are a whole world you didn’t know about! And while American football is the most common sport in the United States, in England it’s soccer. That’s why this lady chose to dedicate her wedding, and more importantly her dress, to Manchester City Football Club.



Am I Seeing Double?

Am I seeing double?
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We'eve heard of a double wedding where best friends celebrate their happy day together and we've heard of twins who do everything together, but walking down the aisle together, wearing the exact same dress, seems like taking it too far. The real question seems to be,are they marrying the same person?Or twins wearing the exact same tuxedo? We thought things like that only happen in movies.



Not Quite Long Enough

Not quite long enough
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This girl got married just so she could break the Guinness World Record for the longest veil. Okay, we don't know that's the reason why she got married (we sure hope it isn't), but we're not kidding about the second part she really did break this surprisingly random world record.I can imagine the competition isn't tough, but it's still impressive!



A Messy Dress

A messy dress
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Under the tremendous pressure of putting together a wedding, people can end up making bad decisions; this dress would certainly fall under than category. Butwe can't imagine the amount of pressure one must have to choose a wedding dress like this one.That's what we'd call a hairy situation.



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