Have you ever been to a wedding that was just…strange?
Maybe there was an odd vibe in the air and you had a feeling that those two people weren’t right for each other?
I know I have…and it can be pretty weird.
People on AskReddit talked about weddings they went to that they knew weren’t gonna last long.
Let’s take a look at their stories.
“When the bride tried to playfully feed the groom some cake, pulling it back once it got close to his mouth. The third time she did this, he slapped it out of her hand and stormed off.
In the ensuing awkward silence and wide-eyed staring, we all knew it wouldn’t last.
Surprisingly, they were together for nearly two years before the bride eloped away with her step-brother. No one saw that coming.”
2. What a mess.
“One of my friends got married, afterwards she looked at me, crying, and said ” what did I do? “.
They were separated by the time the plane landed from their honeymoon. He was a good guy, she was a mess.
The beta fish in the flower centerpieces lasted longer than the marriage.”
3. Total jerk.
“Prior to my wedding I’d asked my husband to practice dancing with me because I’m uncoordinated, due to a disability.
He blew me off and said we’d be fine. As we were dancing, he spoke in my ear, not even quietly. “What are you doing? What’s wrong with you? You’re embarrassing me!!”
We lasted 2 years. Leaving was the best decision I ever made.”
4. A real class act.
“He got so f**ked up at the reception he had a fist fight with her cousin in the toilets over co**ine.”
He told all the other cousins to f**k off. He hit on my aunt.
He told my cousin’s child to come back to him when she was 15/16. And he forgot to bring his child to the hotel.”
5. Young love.
“When they got married illegally in high school.
Two 16 year olds from different states who had to lie on their certificate to get approved by the state.
It was annulled when the father of the groom found out.”
6. She sounds like a lot of fun!
“My brother’s ex-wife.
Throughout the exchange of vows, she was looking at everyone but my brother, making sure all eyes were on her. Later, she instructed the photographer (a family friend who was cheap) to “mingle” and get shots of people “being happy”.
Within 10 minutes, she’d summoned the photographer back shouting, “Whose wedding is this?! I meant get shots of people being happy for me.””
7. Vegas, baby!
“The bachelor party and the Bachelorette party were in Vegas at the same time. Across the hall from each other.
The bride and groom got in a huge fight on the last night of the trip and when I was leaving I said “I’ll see you guys at the wedding” to the groom and he replied “I’m not sure there’s gonna be one.”
There was a wedding, but they were divorced within 18 months I believe.”
8. Never saw her again.
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 embarrassed to admit it….so we literally hand-sewed it 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.”
9. Not a good idea.
“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…”
“My uncle when he broke his neck trying to breakdance at his bachelor party.
He went down the aisle in a wheelchair. She divorced shortly after.
He can walk again now but because of his surgery he cannot turn his neck.
One of my go to stories because it’s f**king insane.”
“The bride had a bruised eye covered by make-up.
Also it was visible that walking was hurting her. I might think it was because the corset was pushing on broken ribs.
Took her 3 years to run away.”
12. Don’t say that out loud.
“Wedding videographer here.
I think my favorite moment was when I was sitting at the miscellaneous table with all the randoms and the girl next to me, the grooms ex, dr**kenly admitted to sleeping with the groom a few months prior”
13. No, I’m not busy.
“I was at a wedding when a phone went off during the ceremony.
In the middle of exchanging vows.
It was the grooms.
He took the call.
They are divorced now.”
“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.”
“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.”
16. In the poor house.
“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.”
“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 dr**k 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.”
18. This is just weird.
“My wife’s friend. She’s a very conservative, religious white girl who married a black man. Most of her rac**t 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 ki**ed her, rather than the weird racial tension).”
19. What’s going on here?
“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.””
20. Bad start.
“He ended up at the emergency room between the ceremony and the reception.
He went 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 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.”
21. Not good…
“She wanted a limo, but he thought a hearse would be better
And he kept doing Lurch impressions from The Addams Family.”
“I was maid of honor. 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 cook 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.”
“A fun light-hearted dance with the groom followed by a close and slow dance with her male best friend.”
24. Game Over.
“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.””
“When the bride drank vodka out of a pint glass and spent a significant amount of time making out with another guy on the dance floor.”
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