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

A person's wedding is supposed to be the best day of their lives but inevitably they don't always go according to plan. All manner of things can go wrong at a wedding, just explore our historic newspapers for proof.

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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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