Social norms dictate that brides -- demure in their virginal white and promising themselves to one person, forever and ever -- should behave "properly" on their wedding days.
So what happens when a bride, ahem, steps outside the box? Let's just say Emily Post wouldn't exactly approve.
Click through the slideshow below to read five stories of totally out-of-control brides and let us know: what's the wildest thing you did on your wedding day?
Drunk Russian Bride Kicks Man To Death
In May 2012, one Russian bride <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/drunk-bride-kicks-man-to-death/story-fn6s850w-1226365057613" target="_hplink">made the news</a> when she allegedly kicked a man to death the night before her wedding. <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/drunk-bride-kicks-man-to-death/story-fn6s850w-1226365057613" target="_hplink">According to the <em>Herald Sun</em></a>, the 22-year-old woman, identified as Yekaterina M., was having a pre-wedding celebration when a man who owed her money showed up at the festivities. The drunk bride-to-be, not pleased at all, allegedly began kicking the man in front of her house until he died. The body of the man was discovered the next day, but strangely, the couple still went on with their wedding. The bride was arrested at her banquet.
Drunk Bride Kicks Officer, Gets Arrested
One Arizona bride, Angela Davito, lost all sense of judgment when she <a href="http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_southeast_valley/gilbert/combatants-in-wedding-brawl-pepper-sprayed,-charged-with-assault" target="_hplink">kicked a police officer</a> at her wedding reception in March 2011. According to ABC News, officers showed up when they were told by guests that people were "killing each other." The 28-year-old bride had had too much to drink and was arrested that same night.
UK Bride Flashes Doorman
British bride Sharon Hancox <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7497378/Bride-arrested-after-baring-breasts-at-own-wedding-party.html" target="_hplink">was arrested in March 2010</a> after drunkenly flashing her breasts at a doorman at her own wedding reception. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7497378/Bride-arrested-after-baring-breasts-at-own-wedding-party.html" target="_hplink"><em>The Telegraph</em></a> reported that Hancox had an argument with the doorman after he allowed an unwelcome guest into the festivities. After that, she bared her breasts to the doorman and proceeded to hit him over the head with a red stiletto. The bride later admitted to assault and was ordered to perform community service.
Angry Bride Attacks Husband With Stiletto On Big Day
More stiletto excitement! UK couple Mark Allerton and Teresa Brown's wedding day <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-467494/Bride-arrested-wedding-day-stiletto-attack-new-husband.html" target="_hplink">turned to disaster</a> when the 33-year-old bride got into an argument with the groom and ended up attacking him in the head with one of her stilettos. Allerton ended up in the hospital, and the bride was eventually arrested. She spent two days in a police holding cell.
Bride Gets Pulled Over For DUI
In August 2010, a 31-year-old bride-to-be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/23/bride-dui-wedding-day_n_690834.html" target="_hplink">was pulled over</a> for a DUI the morning of her wedding. The Washington woman was heading home from her bachelorette party when a patrol trooper decided to stop her for erratic driving, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/23/bride-dui-wedding-day_n_690834.html" target="_hplink">reported the <em>Associated Press</em>.</a> The bride, whose alcohol level was nearly twice the legal state limit, was arrested -- but was also allowed to take a cab home from the police station in time for her wedding that afternoon.