From arrests at the altar to blinded bridegrooms, these newspaper stories reveal history's most jaw-dropping matrimonial mishaps

It's supposed to be one of the best days of your life, but wedding don't always go according to plan. In fact, all manner of bizarre, outrageous, or just plain unlucky, things can go wrong at a wedding, just explore our historical newspapers for proof.

Banns Blunder

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 02 June 1936© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Bumbling Best Man

Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 28 May 1932© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Extreme Safekeeping

Nottingham Evening Post - Wednesday 20 July 1904© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The Old Ball and Chain

South Wales Daily News - Monday 08 July 1895© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

It Doesn't Get Much Unluckier Than This

Western Morning News - Monday 28 June 1937© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

In It For The Long Stretch

Western Daily Press - Wednesday 16 April 1930© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The Show Must Go On

Merthyr Telegraph, and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales - Friday 21 February 1879© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

A Woman Scorned

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 19 July 1904© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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