We sure hope they’re not a sign of things to come in the marriage.
In November of this year I will marry the man of my dreams. But before my lips say those fateful words, ‘I do,’ I made the big mistake of reading some of the comments on this Reddit thread. And can I say it’s scaring. The. Life. Out. Of. Me.
These commenters have detailed the nastiest, most terribly awkward and bone chillingly bizarre wedding ceremonies. Ever.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
1. A comedy of errors.
“My uncle’s wedding, many years ago, was so awful that the whole thing was sort of beautiful. An hour after the wedding was supposed to start, neither the bride nor the groom was there. All of the guests were there though, among them my cousin – a young handsome athlete who’d injured his leg and was on crutches.
“The bridesmaids (the bride’s sisters) got into the liquor. They started relentlessly and drunkenly hitting on my cousin, who tried to get away from them but couldn’t escape them on his crutches.
"My uncle finally showed up, his car had broken down and he'd had to hitchhike, in a white tux, to his wedding. A guy on a blood run picked him up.
"The bride eventually showed up even later. She'd apparently stepped off the curb to leave and broken her heel off. She'd had to go back and try to fix it with glue. On her way back out the door the SECOND time, she'd stopped to give her hair an extra spray and accidentally sprayed it with spray and wipe instead, causing her to go shower and entirely redo her hair and makeup.
"When the bride and groom were FINALLY both there, they realised no one had brought the music.
"So everyone walked down the aisle in dead silence with drunken bridesmaids and half of the original guest list present. The wedding went better than the marriage."
2. The sham marriage.
"My dad's wedding to his second wife. She was a mail order bride from Ukraine. Just married him for her residency and an education. Once she did, she divorced him took half of his assets and their house. The whole thing was a sham, and everyone knew it from the get go. The ceremony was bad because everyone was apprehensive of the whole thing; It is hard to be joyous and happy for their union when you're trying to convince the groom not to go through with it."
3. They saw sparks.
"I attended a wedding last week where the bride said in her vows that she didn’t think the marriage would last – they fought too much but she thought she would like to try marriage. Later on when fireworks went off during their first dance, the fireworks base fell over and set the carpet on fire."