I work for a catering company… I knew they were going to get a divorce as soon as the bride started grinding on the best man when the groom was puking his guts out in the corner.
Not me, but my little brother did catering for a bit after he graduated college. He told me a few stories:
Groom drank ten beers during dinner, proceeded to projectile vomit on the wedding cake.
Bride’s mother overheard groom talking about his high school wrestling career, tried to drag bride out of the venue yelling about “I TOLD YOU TO FIND A GENTLEMAN”
Bride and groom got into a fistfight before dinner because bride had ordered lilacs instead of roses for the tables out of personal preference
Yes. One of my brides was nervous and got so drunk before the ceremony that she had to be helped down the aisle. Then when the ceremony was over, instead of kissing the groom (“we now pronounce you man and wife”) she licked him from chin to eyeball. She fell during the recessional and knocked over a waiter carrying champagne. She couldn’t be in their post ceremony photoshoot because she kept falling. When it was time to cut the cake, we couldn’t find her. Our staff went to her hotel room and found her covered in her own vomit, still in her wedding dress. She had the audacity to ask for a refund after all of this. They’re divorced now…
I worked in a tux shop for a while after highschool. The friction in a couple’s relationship was directly correlated with how involved the mothers were. Whether it was motherzilla of the bride or a momma’s boy groom, if they had their finger on the scale, you could see it.
I worked weddings as a server for about a year and saw a ton of different things but one stands out specifically. This venue was on a golf course and in the middle of the reception all of the groomsmen and the groom got drunk and decided it was a good idea to go swimming in one of the ponds in their tuxes. The bride was standing on the back porch screaming at them, asking him how he could be such a dumb ass and lamenting loud enough for the world to hear that she married him. I didn’t see the bride for the rest of the reception after that. Pretty sure that marriage ended pretty quickly…
Used to serve at a lot of weddings. At one very expensive engagement party the groom got drunk and tried to pick a fight with one of the servers. He then punched another guest and had to be walked out. Bride seemed upset but not shocked.
Well, usually canceling the wedding twice the week before the actual wedding is a good sign.. They made it two weeks before divorce.
Yes I’m a wedding photographer and think this often, when I’m at the rehearsal and they often have nasty arguments over small details
My background is in Marriage and Family Therapy and I work at a wedding venue now. There have been many times that I thought a couple is destined for future therapy, if not divorce. Especially when I see the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” as described by Gottman— criticism, contempt, defensiveness, or stonewalling.
I also assume that things won’t end well when either of the bride or groom is a big bully towards me or the other vendors— it just makes me feel bad for the future spouse.
But we don’t tend to hear much from the couples once they are married, so I usually won’t know how things end up down the road.