Have you ever been to a wedding and said to yourself “I…don’t have a good feeling about this…”?
I think most of us have!
And AskReddit users shared their stories about when they went to weddings and felt like the marriages weren’t going to last long.
“Her friends took turns motorboating her (females), and he said, “get it out of your system as after tonight you never get to do that again.”
Was a good sign also when she dove into the pool with her bridesmaids at the reception…in her wedding dress.”
2. Forget it.
“Don’t know what happened… Sat down with bride and groom, filling out the contract. Got the deposit. He stood up, said forget it, and walked out.
2 months later I get told the wedding is off, 3 months later she calls to rebook, different groom.
Day of the wedding I am at the church… Got the final payment the week before… No one shows… No one, just me and the DJ.”
3. Not amused.
“When they were doing the vows and the priest got to the “for richer or poorer” part and she said “for richer or richer and maybe for poorer.”
The officiant was not pleased. I think they made it a year.”
“She told me two days before that she found her fiancé annoying and that she didn’t like him and that he was AWFUL in bed.
She was visibly, endlessly uncomfortable at the rehearsal wedding/dinner combo.
Then she sobbed the ENTIRE morning, day-of. She ended up not getting any makeup done cause she wouldn’t stop scream-sobbing and refused to get dressed, stalling the wedding ~35 minutes.
She then said 45 minutes of “vows” that she had prepared (9 pages of things like inappropriate vows to friends and family, his parents and sisters, none of them her husband), and then ALMOST didn’t say “I do”. Managed to get a, “uh, yeah, okay, yeah I do” out of her almost a full 60 seconds after she was supposed to say anything.
I could go on for HOURS, but it was the most painful and awkward wedding I’ve ever been to. I’ve got my money on 10 months. We’re 1 month in.”
5. That’s not good.
“One of my good friends got married and I’d never met her before the wedding because “she’s just shy.”
On the wedding day, she was belligerently d**nk before the ceremony even started and couldn’t even get through the lines she was supposed to repeat (i.e. “I promise to love you”).
She ended up slapping the groom, spilling champagne on her dress, and then crying under a table while he tried to comfort her. They lasted about 4 months.”
6. Sounds awful.
“My wife’s friend. She’s a very conservative, religious white girl who married a black man.
Most of her ra**st family didn’t approve of the marriage and didn’t show up. But she planned the whole marriage around race. Like a vanilla cake for her and a chocolate cake for him, the wedding colors were black and white, and even the meals were white meat for her side and dark meat for his.
It was extremely uncomfortable as a guest. They lasted 2 years (but broke up because he was a**sive and almost k**led her, rather than the weird r**ial tension).”
“The groom showed up to his own reception wearing a t-shirt with restroom-sign style stick figures depicting a bride and groom captioned “Game Over.””
“My wife got invited to a client’s daughter’s wedding. The couple were both drama students. Many of the bridal party were drama students.
The maid-of-honour’s toast consisted of tearful declarations of unrequited love to the groom, along the lines of ‘if it couldn’t be me, I’m glad it’s my best friend that’s marrying you’. The best-man’s speech was a lusty declaration of ‘if it doesn’t work out, call me, babe… like the previous time you called me.’
Other toasts were similarly weird. A guy at the table I was seated at was a friend of the bride and said to me that he was ‘this close’ to standing up during the ‘speak now or forever hold your peace’ thing. I’m still not sure if the whole thing was a bunch of emotionally f**ked-up 20-year-olds, or one big piece of performance art.”
9. Bad sign.
“When my sister married her first husband she mouthed to my father walking her down the aisle “I can make this work, right?”…
They were divorced 6 months later…. my whole family knew it wasn’t a good idea since the original engagement a year prior…”
10. Laughing at her.
“I was maid of honour.
Me, best man and the couple went into a separate little room to do the signing stuff. Bride excused herself to go the bathroom and the groom started making pretty mean remarks about her cooking (something she’s passionate about) to the officiary.
She came back, heard they were talking about cooking family meals together and gave him the warmest smile, thinking he had praised her. He scoffed awkwardly and changed the topic. That always stuck with me. He wasn’t laughing WITH her but AT her, behind her back.
They lasted 7 months.”
“He ended up at the emergency room between the ceremony and the reception. He went out out the night night before with his sister and friends and got plastered.
They had to hold a cold pack to the back of his neck to keep him vertical during the wedding photos. Marriage lasted 30 days until they had a fight, she left the house and he filled the U-Haul truck with everything but her clothes.”
We’ll start three days before. The wedding was a ren-fair style wedding outside at a large gazebo and the Maid of honor had promised to purchase a stylized dress for my bride that they had agreed on. THREE DAYS before the wedding she calls to tell us she had no money and was embarrased to admit it….so we literally hand-sewed ont together in 24 hours. IMO it turned out pretty nice for what we had…
Brides mother was supposed to pick up the cake in ATX and drive an hour south for the wedding. She left her house 30 minutes before the wedding to pick it up. When she finally showed up (hour late) the cake was DESTROYED….she put it in the back seat and drove like hell all the way down, just slamming it against box with every turn.
During the one hour delay, there was almost a fist fight between two groomsmen because….well the MoH showed up, IN THE DRESS THAT SHE WAS ‘UNABLE TO AFFORD’. Obvious attempt to upstage the bride. The same MoH during her speech after the ceremony started it of by saying ‘When we all met, I did not like Drakkarim411 at all, however I found that he grows on you…like a fungus.’
Needless to say my entire side of the family was super cold to all of this.
Since all of these issues were on her side of friendships or families, I was told to suck it up and we’ll discuss later. I sort of assumed that a lot of these ‘friends’ had just shown themselves the door. Quite the opposite. In fact, two years later when I accepted my first well paying job out of college, it became an issue that it was an hour and a half out of Austin…so she decided to just stay in ATX to be with her friends.
…I mailed her the divorce papers and since she couldn’t be bothered to even show up to the hearing….I’ve never seen her again.”
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