Open bars at weddings can be expensive for the bride and groom -- and they can also lead to completely out-of-control guest behavior.
Take for instance the guests at former Newcastle United star Danny Guthrie's wedding who, earlier this week, got sloshed and ended up punching the bride. Future guests take note: this is the least appropriate way to say congratulations.
Those guests weren't the first to get crazy at a wedding (and, sadly, they won't be the last). Click through the slideshow below to read five stories of drunken wedding guest antics, then share your own horror stories in the comments.
Drunken Wedding Guest Hits Bride
In April 2012, Brooke Burke, a 36-year-old Ohio wedding guest, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/wedding-disaster_n_1403390.html" target="_hplink">started a brawl</a> with the bride after she asked Burke to stop slow-dancing with her groom. Burke refused to stop and attempted to hit the bride. Police were soon called and Burke was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
Drunken Guests Throw Lobster, Punch Bride
In June 2012, guests at former Newcastle United soccer player Danny Guthrie's wedding <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/wedding-disaster_n_1587554.html" target="_hplink">got out of hand</a> when they began throwing Lobster Thermidor at each other during the reception. The celebration, which was held at the stately Allerton Castle, turned violent when the bride was punched in the face by a guest.
Drunken Guest Takes Off His Pants And Gets Arrested
British newlyweds had to call the local police when the brother of the bride, 20-year-old Jason Ellis Brealey, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/wedding-disaster_n_1527857.html" target="_hplink">became disorderly and dropped trou at their April 2012 wedding</a>. Police arrived at the reception to find an intoxicated Brealey on a table -- without his pants -- being restrained by another guest. The local paper reports that Brealey was "verbally abusive, shouting and swearing" and that he "wouldn't calm down," despite the fact that young children were present at the reception. Police eventually arrested Brealey, who ended up lunging at one of the officers on the way to the police station.
Drunken Guest Gets Into Police Chase
In January 2008, drunken wedding guest David Twine borrowed a friend's car without her knowledge after a wedding reception. His reasoning? He needed cigarettes. But when police flashed their lights at him, he didn't stop driving, and instead <a href="http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/1997966.wedding_guest_in_police_chase/" target="_hplink">incited a full-on police chase. </a>Twine, who was later arrested after running from the police on foot because he had crashed the car, was jailed for 16 weeks and had his license suspended for three years.
Drunken Wedding Guest Goes On Computer-Smashing Rampage
In July 2005, a drunken wedding guest from South Africa <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/drunk-wedding-guest-trashes-computers-1.248697#.T9fNmeLLzCE" target="_hplink">went on a rampage</a>, trashing thousands of dollars worth of computers and electronics at a college. According to police, he left the wedding reception and began smashing glass doors and ripping out computers and keyboards.