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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

List RulesVote up the stories that should have been clear signs of heartbreak to come.

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 Thought Marriage Was Like Prison

    From Redditor /u/ltblck:

    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.

    Is this an obvious red flag?
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    The Bride Promised To "Be Worthy" Of The Groom's Family

    From Redditor /u/harlot-bronte:

    Groom hated the bride’s family, groom’s family didn’t approve of the bride. Very awkward at a wedding! Bride makes her promises (something along the lines of “I promise to try and be worthy of your family” etc) and we all raise eyebrows at each other. Groom’s speech is all about how much he has helped his bride change for the better and how he made her what she is. Eyebrows are practically falling off the top of my head at this point. It’s been a few months so I guess we will wait and see. I just thought it was very controlling.

    Is this an obvious red flag?
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    The Groom Stopped The Ceremony To Watch 'The Simpsons'

    From Redditor /u/Eyerockets:

    I've posted about this before. It was my wedding. The groom stopped the entire ceremony (which was held at our place) so he could watch The Simpsons. There was no discussion about this beforehand, he just did it.

    No, we are not still married. Shocking, I know.

    Is this an obvious red flag?
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    The Groom Danced Inappropriately With His Bride's Sister

    From Redditor /u/keys752:

    I'm the keyboard player for a wedding band so I've seen all sorts of ridiculous shit at weddings that would qualify as a red flag. That said, one stands above the rest: the groom aggressively grinding on two of the bridesmaids (simultaneously); one of which was the bride's sister.

    Is this an obvious red flag?