10 Real-Life Wedding Moments That Proved the Couple Was Seriously Doomed
"During the dance, she whispers, 'This should have been you.'"
As touching as it is to be at a wedding where the two people getting married are clearly madly in love, it can be extremely cringeworthy to attend a ceremony in which the couple seems like an obvious mismatch. No one wants to be sitting at someone’s nuptials thinking, “There’s no way this is going to last,” but, sometimes, it’s hard not to do just that.
Recently, Reddit user @Fridayrules asked, “Have you ever been at a wedding where it was obvious to you the couple was doomed? What happened?” and some of the responses may make you wonder how the couple even made it to the altar to begin with.
“It turned out the groom had been sexting my step mom.”
One Reddit user wrote about the disastrous wedding between their sister and her husband. “Before he popped the question, she found out he’d been texting other girls. He promised he’d change,” the Redditor said. But that didn’t happen, and “the wedding was a train wreck.”
“The aunt [who was officiating] started crying midway through the ceremony,” the Redditor wrote. “My step mother read a poem about them she wrote halfway through the ceremony… [and] the groom’s drunken father (who had been barred from the wedding) came stumbling in at some point during the vows to search for alcohol.” On top of that, the groom apparently groped one of the bridesmaids. But it doesn’t end there.
“A year later, it turned out the groom had been sexting my step mom,” the Redditor revealed. “My sister somehow forgave both of them. … They got caught again a year after that.” Only then did they finally get divorced.
“During the dance, she whispers, ‘This should have been you.'”
“Got invited to a wedding of an ex girlfriend,” one Reddit user wrote. “There was one of those cheesy dollar dance things where bride and groom shake down the crowd for more money. [So I decide to] dance with the ex for a fiver. During the dance, she whispers, ‘This should have been you.'” The Redditor said he “left very quickly after that.”
“Needless to say, they didn’t last,” he added.
“The bride ugly cried the entire reception.”
One Reddit user wrote about a wedding in which “the bride ugly cried the entire reception.” Eventually, it came out that “the only reason they got married was because she was pregnant with their second child.”
But when the second child was born, it was clear that the husband was not the father, and it turned out that the real father was actually the best man at the wedding. “Fast forward to six months later, and the baby is clearly biracial,” the Redditor noted. “Less than a year after the wedding, bride and groom are divorced and she’s with the best man.”
“I eventually find the groom … chatting with one of the bridesmaids. “
One Reddit user was a videographer at a wedding and noticed that “the groom seemed disinterested and bored.” After the ceremony, they decided to get some more footage of the groom and went looking for him. “I eventually find the groom way down by the lake sitting on a bench and chatting with one of the bridesmaids. They don’t notice me, but I see them share a kiss.”
“She calls him a name, storms out of the reception and had it annulled.”
Another Reddit user wrote about a friend of his who married his longtime girlfriend. “I was never sure why they were together. She was urbane, sophisticated, read a lot, well-educated, etc. He was essentially a farm hand,” the Redditor said. “I didn’t get what they saw in each other, or why they’d marry.”
Before the wedding, she kept telling him that if he shoved the cake in her face at the reception “it would not go over well for him.” He promised he wouldn’t several times. Then the reception came along and, you guessed it, “he shoves it in her face. She calls him a name, storms out of the reception and had it annulled.”
“To top it all off, she questioned his mental health.”
“Went to a wedding where the groom accidentally spilled champagne on the bride’s dress,” one Reddit user wrote. “[Things] turned nasty in a matter of seconds. It started with her being irate over the dress, to blaming him for everything wrong with the wedding (which no one noticed), issues with his family followed and to top it all off, she questioned his mental health (he’d had problems in the past). All this while screaming at the top of her lungs in front of about 150 people. Poor guy never stood a chance.”
“She threw in a few wink-wink nudge-nudge comments about the groom’s sexual performance.”
A former event server who had worked at a venue shared on Reddit that many of the weddings they witnessed felt like “the culmination of two people’s most expensive mistake of their lives.” (Ouch!)
But there was one particularly disastrous reception the Redditor recalled, in which the maid of honor had dated the groom and talked about it in her speech. “She threw in a few wink-wink nudge-nudge comments about the groom’s sexual performance,” the Redditor noted. “The bride looked furious the whole time this speech was happening, and made a beeline for the bar as soon as it was socially acceptable (can ya blame her?). … The last thing I witnessed between the happy couple was a tense exchange interspersed with both of them chugging their drinks. Yeah, I wouldn’t place any bets on that one.”
“Her new husband just sat down in the honeymoon suite … and said, ‘I made a mistake.'”
“At my cousin’s wedding, she came to hang out in my brother’s and my hotel room … because apparently, her new husband just sat down in the honeymoon suite, put his face in his hands and said something along the lines of, ‘I made a mistake,'” one Reddit user wrote. “They stayed together for five years, had two kids, and a very angry divorce.”
“I promise to never let you watch a football game in peace.”
One Reddit user wrote about a couple who wrote their own vows, but they were on totally different pages. “His were touching and endearing, about how his life was complete now that he was together with her. Hers were a bunch of passive-aggressive, sexist attempts at jokes,” the Redditor recalled. “‘I promise to never let you win an argument. I promise to never let you watch a football game in peace. I promise to leave the bathroom a mess and yell at you about the toilet seat.'”
“She and her husband never smiled throughout the entire ceremony.”
“[My best friend] and her husband never smiled throughout the entire ceremony,” one Reddit user wrote. “The officiator kept saying how they looked like such serious a couple. Not how cute or charming, but serious. Two months later, she calls to tell me her husband was cheating on her, spent their wedding money on other women, and were being evicted from their home because he was spending his paycheck on himself and his extra-marital affairs. She is now happily divorced and moving on.” And for more nuptials gone wrong, check out The Shocking Reason This Mother of the Groom Wore a Bridal Gown to Her Son’s Wedding.
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