Best Man Told To Leave Wedding After Risky Joke Fails To Land
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So they say, a wedding is one of the most stressful days in a person's life, and not just for the bride and groom.
Spare a thought for the best man, who has to get up in front of the loving couple's friends and family and provide a speech that is funny, interesting, heartwarming, and not too long either.
It's a difficult task to master, and when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong, as one unfortunate soul discovered in the worst way possible when they were asked to leave the wedding altogether. Ouch.
The sorry tale was shared on Reddit, with the groom's best pal making a joke that backfired quite catastrophically.
According to the post, the best man had put a lot of effort into learning his speech off by heart, but admitted that he had struggled to come up with anything about the bridesmaids, as he didn't know them.
In the end, he decided to wing it, coming up with something off the cuff on the day.
After feeling as if he'd nailed the speech, the best man concluded with (gulp): "Bridesmaids, I am a bit short of time here and I don't really know you all so I'd just like to say that five out of six of you look stunning today... figure it out amongst yourselves".
While he thought his cheeky quip was going to be met with a round of applause and a cacophony of laughter, quite the opposite was the case.
He recalled: "The room went dead and I knew I'd really f***ed up.
"One of them started crying and I didn't actually mean any of them, it was literally just nonsense. When I went to apologise, with out sounding mean, I realised that she isn't actually that good looking and was significantly less beautiful than the other bridesmaids.
"The bride came up to me and just said, 'I think it's best you leave', and the groom just nodded behind her."
Feeling incredibly guilty, the hapless wedding guest said he hopped onto Facebook and left a solemn apology for the apparent insult.
However, he received only one reply, which was a rather salty comment from the bride's grandmother.
Commenting on the post, some users offered their thoughts on the matter.
One person said: "As a wedding photographer, I feel this one. Big time. I have seen some terrible best man speeches in my 400+ weddings, but if I had heard this speech, it would have been my top two or three worst ones ever.
"That is quite the accomplishment."
I guess that's something, right?