Weddings are joyous occasions, marking the union of two souls in love. However, every so often, between the clinks of champagne glasses and exchange of vows, there are moments that raise eyebrows rather than spirits. From questionable exchanges to shockingly bold speeches, these instances leave guests murmuring and second-guessing the couple’s future together.
In a candid online discussion, many attendees recounted such wedding tales. Here are ten notable instances where, instead of cheering for a forever, guests found themselves wondering, “How long will this really last?”
1. Booking a Solo Honeymoon
Honeymoons are supposed to be a magical experience for newlyweds. However, a wedding guest reveals how their friend “Booked a trip to the Caribbean despite her newlywed husband having a severe sun allergy.” Unfortunately, they separated six months later.
2. When The Bride Won’t Board The Airplane
After his new wife panicked at the airport gate, a groom visited Jamaica alone for his honeymoon. “He said it was great,” reports his friend. “His wife wasn’t mad, but her family was, for some reason.” I cannot think why.
3. When The Groom Fights Their Father-in-Law
In “rural Canada,” a wedding came to a breaking point when the groom had an altercation with the father-in-law. It ended when the bride became involved and received an indirect elbow — which must have ruined the photos. “I’d say the father-in-law won the fight, though,” claims the witness.
4. When The Guests Make a Sweepstake on The Outcome
When an “entire bridal party, including parents,” joined a betting pool on the length of the couple’s union, it may indicate poor compatibility. The good news is “the best man won … at 14 months.” Thankfully, the doomed couple never had children.
5. Draconian In-Laws
A best man describes how his friend’s fiance had the worst parents ever: “They didn’t let him hang out with his groomsmen afterward,” says the friend, “while the bride went out and got drunk.” When you marry, you marry the family — be careful!
6. Maid of Dishonor
“The maid of honor professed her love for my brother during her toast at my brother’s wedding,” recalls another best man. There are so many losers in this scenario: the bride, the groom, and of course, the poor maid’s husband. He salvaged the situation by grabbing his wife and carrying her out “before she could embarrass him further.”
7. The Wedding Cake Moment Goes Awry
After the bride fed the groom his piece and smeared a little on his nose, he took things too far, smashing a slice into her face, bringing a collective gasp from the audience. “The bride had to go get cleaned up, had her makeup re-done, and was ugly-crying within an hour of saying, ‘I do,'” comments the guest.
8. May The Best Man Win
When the bride looks to be having “more fun dancing with the best man” than the groom himself, you know their days together are numbered. The commenter confirms the attraction when, after the inevitable divorce, “they dated for a while.”
9. No, You Didn’t
Yes, she did! One bride was disappointed with her new husband’s performance in the matrimonial suite that she announced it to the whole bridal party. “Her family was very Italian,” explains the groom’s friend, “and she cursed him to have to deal with that for the rest of their marriage.”
10. When The Groom Thinks He’s Magic Mike
In a surreal wedding encounter, a drunken groom abandoned the couple’s first dance to dazzle his guest with an impromptu striptease. Curiously, it was a devout Catholic wedding, and even stranger was the bride’s forgiving personality. “They, however, are still married 25+ years later,” says a still-shocked guest.
This thread inspired this post.
More from Hello Sensible
We wanted to know – what are the most common “signals” that men misinterpret when it comes to women?
As modern society advances, new types of poisons are slowly becoming a part of our everyday life, and most aren’t even related to our diet. Here are 10 things that our slowly poisoning our minds, bodies, and society.
Do you think society imposes unfair standards on women? These women share stereotypes they’ve been labeled with just for being a woman, and they are fed up.
Did you know the richest actress in the world is worth over $3 billion? While there are a lot of famous movie stars with huge fortunes, you’d never believe who sits at the top of the list.
Have you ever gotten asked highly personal questions as a woman that you suspect men would never be asked? Here are 13 of the worst…