A wedding is usually a happy, positive occasion. If it isn’t, then it should not be going down in the first place. We combed several AskReddits to find the wildest confessions from guests (or brides and grooms) who knew the marriage was doomed, based solely on what they’d witnessed at the wedding.
It’s like a slow motion train wreck from the past…and it’s hard to look away.
“One of my friends made a point to catch me right before walking down the aisle, and said, “I parked close, in case you wanted to run. Like seriously– I’m parked RIGHT THERE.” Should have f*cking left.”
“I was the best man at my brother’s wedding. I was standing beside him at the altar, looking at his bride. During their vows she couldn’t look him in the eye for more than a second. I knew then that she wasn’t really in love. One year later they were divorced.”
“Don’t ask me what I was thinking when I married the only Canadian who was incapable of saying sorry.”
“The groom, groomsmen, groom’s friends, groom’s father, etc., (all males, just for clarification) kept making “jokes” about being tied down, having a “nagging” wife”, the end of being single, not being able to flirt with other women.
Basically everything was about how marriage “actually sucks.” This is something I will never understand. If marriage sounds THAT awful to you, why even get married?”
He didn’t look me in the eyes during the entire ceremony. He stared at the preacher the whole f*cking time. Gave me a kiss on the hand when it was ‘time to kiss the bride’.
Also, didn’t tell me that his father was a sexual pervert that wanted to ‘pound me’. (He thought it was normal and okay for his dad to think this about me)
“Grooms mistress found out he was getting married and showed up at the wedding, in the middle of the i-do’s, walked right up on stage and smacked him in the face.””
At the rehearsal dinner, the groom’s mom is in tears, because “he looks miserable” and he was, we all knew it. During the vows they had written for each other, the bride starts with “I know I can be a pretty terrible person, and I don’t know why you’ve stuck around, but that’s all going to change starting today!”
They were divorced a year later.
“She flinched when he turned to kiss her. They were divorced within six months.”
“The groom looked drunk and the bride seemed incredibly angry. Then there was this woman walking around during the reception placing bets on when they would divorce. I later found out she was the mother of the groom.”
“The bride had the minister put ‘Til death, or divorce, do us part’ into the ceremony.”