Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may have made the term “wedding crasher” famous (or infamous), but some wedding crashers aren't in favor of sneaking into a stranger's wedding for free booze, food and a night of flirting with wedding guests.
IRL, some wedding crashers know the couple very well. Perhaps they were even in a loving relationship with the bride or the groom.
Like these guys below.
Check out why they decided to crash their exes' weddings and what happened when they did.
1. I was drunk.
I got blackout drunk and thought it would be a good idea to crash my ex-girlfriend's wedding. We dated for four years, and then a year after we broke up, she was engaged. Like, how does that even happen so fast? We broke up because we fought a lot, and she was sick of us arguing.
I was getting drunk with friends at a bar nearby the wedding venue. (She got married at the same spot we had said we'd get married in.) I was, like, on the verge of blacking out and apparently, when the bar kicked me out, I made my friends drive and drop me off at the wedding. They did, and I passed out drunk in the lobby. I don't know if she saw me or what happened, but the next thing I knew, I was in a taxi on my way home. Bad idea.
I don't know if she saw me or what happened, but the next thing I knew, I was in a taxi on my way home.
— Rick, 32
2. All my BFFs were there.
I dated my ex for all of college, and we broke up the year after because I moved cross-country for grad school. She met someone else, and when I moved back home and found out, I was pissed. All my college buddies were at the wedding, texting me to come, so I did. She saw me there, and I don't think she was shocked. She just asked that I didn't talk to her or cause any drama and I could stay. It was a fun night, Snapchatting her and her husband dancing and drawing funny things on their faces.
— Mike G, 29
3. I didn't think she would care.
My ex-girlfriend and I are good friends. We dated for a year and have been broken up for five years. Things chilled out between us, and we stayed in touch. She didn't formally invite me to her wedding, but she told me the details about it one day when we were catching up over text.
I don't know why, but I figured I'd swing by, so I did. I drank a bit, had some food and then went to head out. It was a 250-person wedding, so I tried to blend in and not get caught. She saw me on the way out and slapped me. She was angry I came.
— Aron, 29
4. I went to get revenge.
An eye for an eye, baby. My ex crashed my wedding. She showed up, and I had to have security kick her out because she wouldn't leave, and my wife was fuming. Three years later when she got married, I was there. I brought two friends, and we made a scene. Revenge sucks. We did also get kicked out, but whatever, I wanted to ruin her day like she ruined mine.
I wanted to ruin her day like she ruined mine.
— Scotty S, 34
5. I wanted to see if she'd end it.
I was still in love with my ex. Things were not over between us. We talked on the side and hooked up too, even when she was dating her now-husband. I was pissed off that she was getting married when she knew there was still something between us.
I immaturely decided to crash her wedding ceremony. I sat in the back, and when she walked down the aisle, I was the first person she saw. She looked at me, and her eyes bulged. She was hysterically crying, but no one knew it was because she saw me. She ended up getting married, and I left after the ceremony and never talked to her again. I was hoping she'd leave the ceremony and be with me, but she did not.
— Craig F, 31
6. I wanted to get free drinks.
Why did I crash my ex's wedding? I was bored. She got married a mile away from my house. I wanted free drinks for the night. I put on the nicest outfit I owned, grabbed a friend and we got drunk during cocktail hour for free. She had no idea I was there. I met another girl that night and got her number. It was epic.
I met another girl that night and got her number. It was epic.
— Spencer F, 27