People Reveal The Biggest ‘This Relationship Won’t Last’ Red Flag They’ve Seen At A Wedding
Weddings are celebrations of love. They are supposed to be joyous occasions commemorating the union of two people and the start of their new life together. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
There is no shortage of wedding horror stories from guests who literally see it all unfold with their own eyes. Often times, the anticipated splits are marked by huge red flags that everyone is aware of except for the couple itself. Some even secretly run bets on how long the couple will last until they get a divorce!
They’re not always right, but sometimes they are. I suppose we all have our reasons for doing what we do; getting married included.
#1 To Love, Cherish, And Control
The father of the bride made a speech about how he saw his daughter control the groom over time. Basically, instead of telling a story of their burgeoning love, it was a tale of how she began to take over his life over time. It was cringe-worthy.
They lasted three years.
#2 He Married The Wrong Girl
Prior to the wedding, he’d taken his colleague abroad for his bachelor party. It was just the two of them, despite the bride’s protests. In his wedding speech, he pointed his colleague out and told her that he’d had “the best time of his life” that weekend.
They’re still together at the moment, but I don’t see it being the happy ending that the bride was so desperate for.
#3 His Father-In-Law Called It
At my brother’s first wedding, his fiance’s dad came into the room we were using to get ready and told him that if he wanted to leave, he would take care of all the people inside and he wouldn’t even be mad.
My brother married her anyway. They divorced four months later.
#4 Money Talks Louder To Some Than Others
#13 For Richer, But Not For Poorer
#14 The Greatest Love Of All: Sibling Love
I can’t wait to see how this one plays out.
#15 That Lyrics Hit The Nail On The Head
The processional music was “Options” by Pedro the Lion.
“I could never divorce you without a good reason. And though I may never have to, it’s good to have options. But for now, I need you. But for now, I want you. But for now, I’ll hold you.”
That marriage lasted a year and a half.
#16 Best Parental Offering Ever
My cousin’s fiance hit on every male cousin on the day of our grandfather’s funeral. In doing so, she bit me on the butt so hard she left purple bruise-lined teeth marks.
On their wedding day, my cousin’s mother offered to pay for literally anything for my cousin to back out. I can’t think of a bigger red flag than your own parents saying, “I’m willing to spend five figures for you to stay single.”
#17 The Definition Of A Scrub
The groom refused to get dressed and wore a black t-shirt and sneakers. The bride looked incredible in her gown and he looked like he was popping to the shops for a pack.
#18 Not So Deep In The Closet
A few years after the wedding, the groom’s father died. Within a week of the funeral, he told her it wasn’t working and moved in with the best man.
Everyone did their best to act shocked. Here’s the backstory:
The bride worked with a couple of my friends when they started their own business. I knew her for years before the marriage, even before she met the groom. We were part of each other’s core social groups. We talked a lot.
The bride and groom met in college. They dated casually. He would always take her to family functions back home, but when they were back at school he would distance himself.
From the first time I met him, I knew he was gay. This was before I met or even heard about the best friend. He didn’t react at all to her, or to other women. His eyes just didn’t go where the eyes of a guy who’s interested in women go.
He was fit and well-groomed, and I saw more than one female-flirting-attempt crash and burn.
All her friends tried to warn her. We literally took turns.
My girlfriend at the time worked with a sweet little guy who performed in drag shows. We invited the bride and groom to go with us to a show and support him. The big, loud downtown gay dance club had a straight night that was a hoot, and a bunch of us used to go on a regular basis. He flatly refused to go to a gay bar.
It’s just sad that he wasted so much time to keep from disappointing his father, and that she wasted so much time participating in his lie.
I don’t know how happy they were together. I hope it was bliss, but I doubt it.
#19 That Girl Snapped
He was stonefaced. Without saying anything, immediately went to the bar for a beer.
#20 Marriage Is Just Like Prison
The groom wouldn’t stop talking about the marriage like it was a prison sentence. He incessantly went on about how it was the end of his freedom and how he was going to be tied down to “the ball and chain” now. They were divorced in just under a year.
#21 This Bride Put The Best Man In An Awkward Position
#29 When The Wedding Is More Important Than The Relationship
The bride didn’t look happy to be walking down the aisle. She was smiling, but it was very much a pasted-on smile. I assumed she was just nervous.
I found out at the wedding that her parents had offered either to pay for a big wedding, or pay for a small wedding and give them money for a down payment for a house. She wanted the big wedding. Where we live, the housing market is insanely competitive. Her parents basically offered her the ability to jumpstart their lives together, she turned it down for the big party.
It was over within two years. She didn’t even seem upset about it.
#30 Sometimes The Ring Just Isn’t Big Enough
I doubt it was a red flag for him though because he is a pushover. I’m just disturbed by the fact that she thought his token of love wasn’t enough and could be quantified by some specs.
#31 Picture Perfect
I met my friend’s wife-to-be AT the wedding. I had never even heard of her before that day. She did several weird things, but the only one I really remember was her constantly facing the emblems on the champagne glasses in the same direction for the photographer, instead of enjoying her time or paying attention to anything else at the reception.
They divorced six months later.
#32 A Completely One-Sided Wedding
The bride was a huge hip hop fan. Before she got married, her whole life was hip hop, be it music, dance, or street style. Her wife, on the other hand, liked country, so they had an entirely country-themed wedding. Like, in a barn with boots, burlap and camouflage. It was completely one-sided.
#33 The Unsupportive Bride
It was a small, intimate wedding and the couple just played music on a stereo instead of hiring a DJ.
He made a “mixtape” CD and wanted to play it at the reception. She patted his arm and said, “Oh sweetie, no one but you wants to hear that.” They were divorced within a year of the wedding.
#34 The Mysterious Red Tape On The Bottom Of His Shoes Says It All
There was a part of the ceremony where the bride and groom were kneeling at the altar. On the bottom of the groom’s shoes were two pieces of tape that read “HELP” and “ME” on them.
It was never was clear whether he put them there or was pranked by his groomsmen, but it felt like an omen. They lasted less than a year.
#35 Never Get Yourself Into Something You Can’t Get Out Of
My sister and him divorced. It was a really messy divorce.
#36 The First Dance Does Not Belong To The Ex-Boyfriend
#37 Let Them Eat Cake, But Don’t Get It On The Dress Please
When the time came to eat the cake, the bride and groom stood together, arms-crossed, holding their slice out for the other to eat. Of course, they both just shoved it in their mouths. When the groom did it, the bride rushed to the bathroom and cried for an hour about how he got cake on her dress and ruined it, while he sat outside, confused on what he did wrong.
I think they were only together for a couple of months.