A wedding is usually a happy, positive occasion. If it isn’t, then it should not be going down in the first place. We combedseveralAskReddits 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.”
“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?”
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!”
“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.”