Some marriages are doomed from the start, and sometimes it's clear as early as the wedding. In the thread "What happened at a wedding that let you know the marriage was going to end in a divorce?" Redditors shared juicy stories of wedding disasters foreshadowing marriage disasters.
Get ready to cringe, or giggle with schadenfreude.
1. Destinydivided might as well make some money off the ordeal.
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.
2. Vogelarcher15's story is straight-up sad.
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 eachother, 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.
3. Sometimes it's just a reflex, as unlimtedanna saw.
She flinched when he turned to kiss her. They were divorced within six months.
4. Cricketino's cousin just wanted a new toaster.
My cousin (the bride) told us, as she was going from table to table thanking the guests, that she didn't think it would last. We were stunned. They lasted about a year.
5. Owtlaw1 saw it in the scripture.
The bride had the minister put "Til death, or divorce, do us part" into the ceremony.
6. Back2Bach knew the marriage was compromised when the couple couldn't compromise.
We knew the couple was in trouble when they frowned during most of the ceremony and later didn't go on a honeymoon because they couldn't agree on a destination. They had plenty of money - just no desire to compromise.
7. Henryantrim heard the c-word.
The groom called the bride a c*nt at the reception. They totally got divorced.
Towards the end of the reception they were arguing about something and she got a little loud and just when everybody started paying attention he yells " that's why you're a f*cking c*nt" nobody knows what the argument started as. Drinks had been flowing for hours so who knows.
8. Jestergoblin says that father knows best.
Father of the bride at my best friend's wedding told him, "She's [ the bride] is just like her mother. I don't know how you're doing this."
They got divorced less than a year later
9. SunkenLoki witnessed one of the shortest marriages of all time.
Groom got caught getting frisky with a bridesmaid. That marriage lasted for about two hours.
10. WoodToTheMetal's brother-in-law seems like a gem.
My sister's new husband made out with a bride's maid on the dance floor of the reception.
11. Connundrum1 got the naked truth.
At the end of the reception the guys are sitting at a table away from everyone else talking and we ask the groom why he proposed. His answer? "Because she was naked."
Marriage lasted about a year and a half.
12. TeaAndCrackers was just at a glorified prom.
They were both 18. She was pregnant. During the wedding, she behaved like she was in a beauty contest rather than a wedding ceremony, with not a thought in her head beyond "how do I look? am I pretty? look at me! take my picture!" We estimated 6 months for the marriage. It lasted until the baby was born.
13. LemonFake's story has the ex factor.
My cousin's wedding. The groom invited his ex, who was also the mother of his one year old son (he and my cousin had been dating for longer than two years), and my cousin (who was then very pregnant herself) got into a loud screaming match with him over it in a bathroom. They eventually came out and got married, my cousin with puffy red eyes from crying that you can see in every wedding photo that was taken.
14. NeilZod watched the groom express his love for the whole family.
It hasn't ended in divorce yet - that will happen after their sons finish college. During the groom's speech at the wedding, he told us that he was first attracted to his wife's sister.
15. Imnotyourmomsmom's brother turned the other cheek.
At my brothers wedding his bride gave him the cheek at the "you may kiss the bride" part. Yeah she ended up cheating on him with some guy online in less than a year.
16. 7p62x54 had a job to do.
The bride asked my brother and I to come object. Our flight was delayed and we didnt get there in time.
Did not last long.
17. pteam-pterodactyl called it exactly.
They were friends of mine who dated for nearly two years before their wedding. He loved her more than she loved him, obvious to all our friends, and we suspected she begrudgingly said yet to his proposal.
He said his vows first and went on and on about loving her for the rest of his life. During hers, she started with "438 days... that's how long I've loved you." It seemed sweet until she ended her vows with, "And I promise to love you for at least 438 more." Most thought nothing of it and some friends called me a dick for saying it was a subconscious sign she wasn't in it for the long haul.
She left him exactly that amount of days after the wedding with a note that said 'I kept my vow to love you for 438 days more, but I can't for a single day more.'
18. Juicethebrick's story has a crazy twist.
I thought my sister's wedding was. Her husband got black out drunk and they got into an argument. He passed out and she ended up throwing a bucket of ice water in his face to snap him out of it. She was devastated about it.
Happy ending: He made it up to her big time. Also, he felt very out of it, even the next day. Turns out he had traces of rohypnol in his system. His own brother roofied him in hopes he wouldn't marry my sister because he wanted their own friendship to remain the same.
My brother-in-law has disowned most of his family because of this and his brother just got out of a 4 year prison sentence.