By Caroline Mcguire for MailOnline
Published: 06:52 EST, 22 September 2014 | Updated: 11:37 EST, 22 September 2014
The day a woman gets married is meant to be the best day of her life.
But for her closest friends, the nuptials open up endless horrifying possibilities for embarrassment of bridesmaids.
Everything from the matching ballgowns and hair and make-up, to organised family pictures provide the chance of humiliation that will last a lifetime in family photo albums.
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Photographers have embraced every chance to mock participants, with unsuspecting wedding parties asked to pose in hot tubs, on a wobbly jetty and along a supermarket aisle.
In other occasions, young women have had to grin and bear it for the camera while dressed up in a material that wouldn't look out of place on Hyacinth Bucket's sofa.
After the events have taken place, many of the bride or grooms themselves have then uploaded the pictures to the website Awkward Family Photos so the rest of the world can share in the laughs.
This bride and her friends brought a whole new meaning to the phrase 'Shotgun Wedding'
These bridesmaids' cheeks would've been the same colour as their dresses after they caught a glimpse of the wedding snaps
The naked truth: These strapless bridesmaid gowns made for some interesting viewing in the church
This bride and her friends are clearly impressed with her toned biceps
Cheap dates: These bridesmaids looked like they had been made to fish for their wedding breakfast
Supermarket Sweet: This couple misunderstood which type of aisle they should be walking up
Did the ceremony go on too long? This bride and her maids had a quick snooze after the ceremony
This bride took the phrase 'Flower Girls' a little too seriously when planning her wedding theme
Bridesmaids have many uses, they are even on hand to mask a bad hair day
The bride would struggle to leg it before the ceremony with these bridesmaids in tow
Wet wedding! Entire Bridal Party falls in lake
These bridesmaids went well beyond the call of duty when they fell into a lake after their friend
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