We have all heard tales of wedding disasters, ruined receptions, and gown fittings gone awry due to bridezillas (and the occasional groomzillas). But what happens after the wedding? Here are a few hair-raising tales of what happened to difficult brides (and grooms) after "I do."
Rap Sheet, Prison Record, And Even Her Parents Skipped The Wedding
Posted by u/Gryen:
My brother's fiancée went off on my mom in front of me and my sister when he was 45 minutes late to the rehearsal due to his best man's car tire blowing out. "Where is your a**hole of a son?" Dude should have never showed up for the wedding.
Not only a bridezilla, but a total utter sociopath. Her life was completely fabricated and her parents (who didn't show up for the wedding) called my mom to tell her the truth about it the day after. She had a rap sheet a mile long and a prison record. But my brother, who just wanted to believe that people can change, stuck it out for seven years.
Don't do that. Don't ever ever do that.2542No happily ever after here?
An Epic Tale Of Wedding Woe
Posted by u/gambitgrl:
My co-worker married a crazy bridezilla. I'll try to just just hit the bullet points of what happened leading up to, during, and after the wedding, but it's still a lot:
* The moment he proposed she lost her sex drive. According to him she also basically stopped acting like the woman he fell in love with and started acting like her real self. Which was batsh*t crazy.
* A week after he proposed, she quit her job because her full-time job was now planning the wedding. The wedding was horrible, I'm getting there.
* She had a fight with his mother because the bride demanded the groom's mom pay for half the wedding, but get zero input and wasn't allowed to contribute to the guest list, which was 95% the bride's friends and family.
* Bride, who was 30 years old, subsequently egged her future MIL's house.
* When bride and groom had a spat about the egging, he went to the work the next day and she shaved her head and sent him video of her screaming and sobbing as she buzzed her hair off in the bathroom. I worked with him, he showed me the video when he said he had to leave, and I strongly urged him to have her assessed by a psychiatrist. He made a dumb joke about [relations] with a crazy girl is the best kind and I pitied him.
* Wedding was in a pool "clubhouse" in summer; it was much too small for the 150+ people they invited. Someone forgot to turn the AC on until after the place was packed. A lifeguard showed up in a swimsuit to turn it on, but it did little given it was already sweltering.
* Two rows of chairs in the clubhouse were ribboned off with "reserved" signs on them, so no one sat in them. They were later occupied by the six seated bridesmaids, leaving about a dozen chairs open once the wedding started. The one groomsman stood by the groom and didn't sit. Elderly people were left standing or reduced to sitting on the floor as there was no way to get to the chairs once the ceremony started.
* Bride showed up 90 minutes late, having been unhappy with her hair and makeup so she took it all off and did it herself, so all the guests are standing for the 1.5 hours waiting for her. Groom was literally standing at the altar sweating... in a wool suit in the South's high summer, and was clearly not sure if she would show up. He looked like he felt sick.
* When bride showed up she burst into the clubhouse, marched down the aisle, and snapped at the officiant to "hurry up and get started."
* During the prayer while the religious groom had his head bowed she turned to wave at everyone (I don't pray so I was looking up), then she told her mother to go get her some water. She drank a bottle of water during the prayer and kept grinning and waving at people in attendance, paying zero mind to her groom.
* When the ceremony was over tables were crammed into the clubhouse and apparently only family and immediate friends of the bride had seats at tables. The rest of us were going to be standing outside during the reception. So I didn't see a dance, a speech, the cake cut, nothing.
* The food was served outside, in the Southern US July heat with bugs everywhere. The bride made the groom get her food over and over. He meekly stood in line with the other 150 people, until people insisted he go sit and let them get food. Nope, she told him to get food, so he said he had to be the one to get her food.
* She never left her table, never greeted any of her guests.
* Apparently they had a massive fight as they were leaving the following day for the honeymoon, bride laying all the failures of the wedding she planned at him and his mom's feet. She threw his luggage out of the car and tried to drive to the airport by herself, but he had their tickets and jumped on the hood to stop her from driving off in his car.
* He got fired about a month after the wedding because he kept showing up late, leaving early, and leaving in the middle of day, usually because she called him with some crisis.
One year after the wedding I got a thank you note for my wedding gift, which was signed by just the bride with a note that said, "As you may have heard Ryan and I have had bumpy start in our first year as a married couple, and we're separated now. Thanks for the lovely gift." They divorced a couple months later.2054No happily ever after here?
She Spends Her Time Lying On Instagram
Posted by u/RickshawRandy:
My buddy married a bridezilla. They are still together 10 years later. She posts on instagram about their supposedly perfect marriage, but [they] have been separated twice (I'm not sure how many of her friends know). He's an alcoholic now.22415No happily ever after here?
Got Her (Expensive) Dream Wedding, Then Left After Three Months
Posted by u/fairfishofnewwater:
She left me three months later. After the wedding and vacation was over, I told her we need to pay the debt we just accumulated. She said she didn't have much on her credit card and could pay it off in a couple of months if I picked up some of her bills. I agreed and three months later she had her credit card paid off she told me she wanted a divorce.
We had a budget for the wedding and should have had no debt at the end but in the last few weeks before the wedding she suddenly had to spend a ton of money on wedding stuff I had never even heard of before. And when I say she spent a ton of money, it came out of my pocket.1571No happily ever after here?