Wednesday is National PDA Day (do with this information what you will) and we'd argue that there is no more important public display of affection than the kiss couples share after the officiant pronounces them legally wed.
However, this moment is not just significant, it's also full of pressure -- and the potential for mishaps is high. So, to celebrate HuffPost Weddings-style, we’ve complied some of the most awkward newlywed kisses, including those of political figures, reality TV couples and celebs. Click through the slideshow below and vote for the one that makes you cringe the most.
In what has to be the most cringe-worthy kisses we've ever seen, virgins Shanna and Ryan shared their first kiss <em>ever</em> on their wedding day on <a href="http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/virgin-diaries/" target="_hplink">TLC's "Virgin Diaries"</a>, which aired in 2011. Ryan pretty much devoured Shanna's face.
Prince Nikolaos & Miss Tatiana Blatnik
Prince Nikolaos of Greece <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/26/prince-nikolaos-tatiana-blatnik-wedding_n_695254.html" target="_hplink">wed Blatnic</a>, an events planner for Diane Von Furstenburg, at the Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos in 2010. During this not-quite-there kiss, we'd guess that Blanic was thinking something like, "Hey, Nikolaos, my mouth is up here!"
Taipei Mass Wedding
During this <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2010-09-09/world/taiwan.mass.wedding_1_mass-wedding-magic-number-couples?_s=PM:WORLD" target="_hplink">mass wedding ceremony in Taipei</a> in 2010, 160 new couples got hitched. This groom was so excited to finally kiss his bride that he forgot one crucial step -- the lifting of the veil.
Edwin Edwards & Trina Grimes Scott
Former Governor Edwin Edwards, 84, <a href="http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/edwin_edwards_trina_griems_sco.html" target="_hplink">married Trina Scott</a>, 32, in New Orleans' French Quarter in 2011. And it looks like Edwards had to settle for his new wife's cheek.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch & Marcus Hoefl
When this two-time Olympic gold medalist skier <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/gallery/Church+Wedding+Of+Maria+Hoefl-Riesch+&+Marcus+Hoefl" target="_hplink">wed her sports manager husband</a> in Austria, she gave him what looks like a half-hearted side-kiss. (Perhaps she was in a rush and needed to get that envelope she's holding to someone in a hurry?)
Prince Albert And Princess Charlene
Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride, Charlene Wittstock, shared <a href="http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/05/was-prince-alberts-wedding-kiss-a-little-awkward/" target="_hplink">a very stiff kiss</a> after saying "I Do" on their wedding day in July 2011. The uncomfortable lip lock <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2010415/Monaco-Royal-wedding-Prince-Albert-Charlene-Wittstocks-uneasy-kiss.html" target="_hplink">followed months of rumor mongering</a> by European tabloids that Princess Charlene was set to run out on her Prince. On the day of her wedding, the Princess told <em><a href="http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/inside-the-monaco-royal-wedding-charlene-wittstock-addresses-the-rumors/" target="_hplink">Vogue</a></em>, "It is a shame that those rumors came at such a bad time, but I think they were timed to sabotage such a happy occasion. They are categorical lies."
John Goldsbrough & Mira Brodka
These two lovebirds made their first married kiss a parted-lipped one after they <a href="http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/lifestyle/weddings/world-wide-weddings-20101011-16fl8.html" target="_hplink">wed in a surprise ceremony</a> during an event on Sydney Harbour Bridge -- amid 7,500 people -- in 2010, <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/brekkies-a-bridge-to-your-heart-on-harbour-bridge-breakfast-on-the-bridge-event/story-e6frf00i-1225936807552" target="_hplink">the <em>Daily Telegraph reported</em></a>.
Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries
Despite the glamor (and <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2028368/Kim-Kardashian-wedding-Cost-10m--wont-paying-cent.html" target="_hplink">price tag</a>!) of their wedding, Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian shared <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/kim-kardashians-wedding-album-2011199/17411" target="_hplink">an unfamiliar first kiss</a> on their wedding, made more awkward by the pair's <a href="http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-08-19/celebrity-couples-with-a-crazy-height-difference-photos/" target="_hplink">18 inch height difference</a>. Can't say that we're surprised by their wooden kiss, given what's transpired since.
Courtney Stodden And Doug Hutchison
If the age gap between Courtney Stodden, 16, and actor Doug Hutchison, 51, wasn't enough to make you shake your head, the couple's icky first kiss might change your mind. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/slideshow/doug-hutchison-courtney-stoddens-wedding-14062671" target="_hplink">Click here</a> to see the smooch.
King Jigme Khesar And Queen Jetsun Pema
The royal couple of Bhutan had <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/bhutan-royal-wedding-king_n_1008544.html" target="_hplink">a gorgeous wedding</a> in October 2011. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/bhutan-royal-wedding-commoner-queen/story?id=14727724#.TvEzLXNW4lY" target="_hplink">The youngest king in the world</a> -- age 31 -- married a commoner in one of the year's most ornate wedding celebrations. But their first kiss was a little... awkward. Looks like the Queen wasn't quite ready for this one.