By Stephanie Linning

Many married couples look back on their wedding as the happiest day of their lives.

But these toe-curling stories prove that for others it is a far more stressful affair.

Wedding guests took to anonymous confessions app Whisper to share the most shocking and awkward moments they have ever witnessed.

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From prostitutes interrupting the ceremony to the maid of honour losing the rings, the scenes would be enough to give any bride or groom-to-be nightmares about their own big day.

One guest shared a particularly scandalous story about when the groom's ex-girlfriend showed up and claimed he was the father of her child. Another told how a former flame had arrived to try and put a stop to the nuptials.

Here, FEMAIL from Daily Mail shares some of the most horrifying examples...

Secret family: This sneaky groom had apparently kept his
It should've been me! This former flame could not accept that the relationship was over. Photo / Whisper
It should've been me! This former flame could not accept that the relationship was over. Photo / Whisper
Drink up! There was a rush for the bar when guests realised there was not enough alcohol. Photo / Whisper
Drink up! There was a rush for the bar when guests realised there was not enough alcohol. Photo / Whisper
Unfaithful: This groom did not try very hard to hide his indiscretion from the guests. Photo / Whisper
Unfaithful: This groom did not try very hard to hide his indiscretion from the guests. Photo / Whisper
Oops! This maid of honour was left scrambling after she lost the groom's wedding ring. Photo / Whisper
Oops! This maid of honour was left scrambling after she lost the groom's wedding ring. Photo / Whisper
Inappropriate: This officiant apparently missed the dress code on the invitation. Photo / Whisper
Inappropriate: This officiant apparently missed the dress code on the invitation. Photo / Whisper
Unfinished business: This scandalous scene was likely to have set tongues wagging. Photo / Whisper
Unfinished business: This scandalous scene was likely to have set tongues wagging. Photo / Whisper
Love child: This poster watched the drama unfold as the groom was confronted by an ex. Photo / Whisper
Love child: This poster watched the drama unfold as the groom was confronted by an ex. Photo / Whisper
Romantic: This bride missed out on sharing a special moment with her new husband. Photo / Whisper
Romantic: This bride missed out on sharing a special moment with her new husband. Photo / Whisper
Slip of the tongue: This bride wanted to forget her husband's mix-up as soon as possible Groom sends his new bride crashing into stage in front of guests. Photo / Whisper
Slip of the tongue: This bride wanted to forget her husband's mix-up as soon as possible Groom sends his new bride crashing into stage in front of guests. Photo / Whisper