A couple's first kisses as husband and wife are supposed to be romantic and sweet (as demonstrated by most romantic comedies) -- but sometimes, they just end up... awkward.
Whether they're nervous, overwhelmed or just feeling shy, newlyweds may not always show off their best kissing skills on their wedding day. And it doesn't matter how experienced you are as a kisser -- awkward smooches can happen to anyone (even royalty!)
Below, we present the 10 of the most awkward wedding kisses of all time; click through the slideshow to see all the cringe-worthy moments. Perhaps these unfortunate smooches will convince you and your fiance to practice your big kiss before you get to the altar.
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene
Monaco's Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/02/royal-wedding-prince-albert-charlene-wittstock_n_889217.html" target="_blank">married in 2011</a>, and shared this strained, unfamiliar kiss that makes it hard to believe they had actually known each other for 11 years before tying the knot.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
"The Hills" stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, otherwise known as <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/31/heidi-montag-spencer-pratt-on-plastic-surgery-the-hills-reality-tv.html" target="_blank">reality TV's most hated couple</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/26/heidi-and-spencers-weddin_n_146628.html" target="_blank">eloped in Mexico</a> in 2008. They <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1610024/heidi-montag-spencer-pratt-get-married.jhtml" target="_blank">held a formal wedding</a> in Pasadena, Calif., in 2009, and granted the paparazzi a stiff peck (skip to 1:55 in the video to the left).
Kate Moss and Jaime Hince
Kate Moss <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2010250/Kate-Moss-wedding-Bride-gets-hitched-Jamie-Hitch-15-bridesmaids.html" target="_blank">married musician Jaime Hince</a> in 2011 with 15 young bridesmaids by her side. With small children grabbing and staring at the couple, that kiss had to have been a little uncomfortable.
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Trista Rehn was the very first star of "The Bachelorette," and she married the winner, Ryan Sutter, in a <a href="http://www.okmagazine.com/news/exclusive-original-bachelorette-stars-trista-and-ryan-sutter-prepare-their-10th-anniversary" target="_blank">televised wedding special</a> in 2003. Sutter doesn't seem entirely enthusiastic about their first kiss as husband and wife, but nine years later this couple is still going strong.
Prince Guillaume and Countess Stephanie
Countess Stephanie's neck looks awfully strained as she <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220578/Prince-Guillaume-marries-Countess-Stephanie-Lannoy-Luxembourg.html" target="_blank">kisses her new husband</a>, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, in 2012.
Ryan and Shanna
Ryan and Shanna <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2175440/I-didnt-know-I-doing-Virgin-Diaries-couple-kissed-time-wedding-day-relive-THAT-cringeworthy-moment.html" target="_blank">waited until they were married</a> to have their first kiss, and it shows. Their wedding was featured on TLC's "Virgin Diaries" in 2012 -- watch the big moment in the video to the left.
Josh and Anna Duggar
Josh Duggar, the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children, <a href="http://ja20.com/" target="_blank">married his wife Anna</a> in the 2008 special "17 Kids and Counting: A Very Duggar Wedding" (yes, in 2008 there were only 17 Duggar children). Like Ryan and Shanna, Josh and Anna kissed for the first time at the altar, but before they did, Jim Bob made a somewhat embarrassing speech about their choice to remain "pure."
Prince William and Kate Middleton
After their <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381960/Royal-Wedding-Kate-Williams-bridesmaid-Grace-Van-Cutsem.html" target="_blank">2011 wedding ceremony</a>, Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged this stiff kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The kiss was made more awkward (and hilarious) by bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem (on the left), who seemed none too impressed by the big moment happening behind her.
Kaloyan Mahlyanov-Kotooshu and Asako Ando
Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kaloyan Mahlyanov-Kotooshu married Asako Ando <a href="http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2010-02-15&article=32217" target="_blank">on Valentine's Day 2010</a>. While he goes in for a kiss, Ando appears oblivious, making it look like Kotooshu is about to give her a peck on the teeth.
Lucy Greenwell and William Duckworth-Chad
Prince William's second cousin, William Duckworth-Chad, <a href="http://www.heatworld.com/Star-Style/2011/04/a-royal-wedding-style-preview/" target="_blank">married audio producer Lucy Greenwell</a> in 2011. They look happy but self-conscious as Greenwell offers her cheek to her adoring husband.
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