It seems fair for a bride to expect that, on her wedding day, she's going to be the star of the show. It doesn't matter if it's a simple backyard wedding or an opulent affair where the bride wears a Swarovski crystal-embellished gown and rides in on a white stallion — most brides appreciate having all eyes on her, at least for that moment when she walks down the aisle. Of course, like most things in life, weddings don't always go according to plan. If these stories about brides getting upstaged at their weddings prove anything, it's that you might not end up being the most memorable part of your own wedding, and that's OK.
Sometimes it's a guest who busts out too daring of a move on the dance floor. Sometimes it's an overtired ring bearer or flower girl. Sometimes it's a mother-in-law who apparently didn't the memo about the dress code. Whatever the case, brides should probably always prepare for the possibility of getting upstaged, because it happens. From slips and falls to fainting spells, Jimmy Fallon challenged people to share their best #WeddingFail stories on Twitter, and I've rounded the most cringe-worthy tales of brides who were eclipsed by unfortunate (and oftentimes hilarious) incidents.
This Stair Master
This Woozy Wedding Party Member
This Flirtatious Flower Girl
This Dirty Dancing Nosedive
This Unexpected Love Triangle
This Poorly-Timed Electric Slide
This Buzz Kill
This Impromptu Tissue
This Fearful-Looking Fiancé
This Guest Who Flipped Out
This Twisted Twinning
Here's hoping that, on your wedding day, no one can take their eyes off you. But, if someone does steal your thunder, here's hoping that it at least makes for a hilarious story later on.