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People Describe Wedding Red Flags That Said, "This Marriage Won't Last"

Updated May 13, 2019 38.7k votes 3.9k voters 105.5k views20 items

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Marriages can be beautiful unions, but they can also be disastrous occasions marked by red flags. While mismatched couples tend to be willfully ignorant of their incompatibility, onlookers can usually spot wedding warning signs during the ceremony. Some brides are more like bridezillas, and some grooms are just slovenly - more interested in eating and partying then paying attention to their supposed soulmates.

People on Reddit describe such occasions, and it's readily apparent the matrimonial bliss won't last for long. 

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    The Groom Spent The Whole Wedding Talking About His Female Co-Worker

    From Redditor /u/Hodifer:

    The groom spent the almost the entire wedding glued to his (female) work colleague, to the point that the bride had to drag him away for their first dance. They also kept going off somewhere together (a friend tried to follow them outside but it was too dark to locate them). You could see the obvious hurt on the bride's face throughout the day.

    Prior to the wedding he'd taken his colleague away abroad for his stag 'do (just the two of them, despite the bride's protests), and 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 the bride was so desperate for.

    Is this an obvious red flag?
  • 2

    The Husband Hooked Up With A Bridesmaid

    From Redditor /u/jacobrice8:

    The husband slept with one of the bridesmaids a week before the wedding.

    Is this an obvious red flag?
  • 3

    The Groom Kept Partying When His Wife Had A Seizure

    From Redditor /u/Rayemonde:

    After the ceremony, the bride (who had epilepsy) had a seizure and her family took her into a side room away from all the guests to look after her until she’d recovered. The groom didn’t bother to go and help look after his wife, he was too busy getting drunk and partying with all his mates. Even after the bride recovered enough to return to the celebrations he didn’t stay with her or comfort her and she sat there in tears for half the night.

    It lasted a couple of years.

    Is this an obvious red flag?
  • 4

    The Groom's Mother Tried To Pay For The Wedding So He Could Cancel

    From Redditor /u/PM_ME:

    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 [bum] so hard she left purple bruise-lined teeth marks.

    On their wedding day, my cousin's mother offered to pay for literally everything if he wanted 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."

    Is this an obvious red flag?