Wedding Photographers Share The Awful Moments They Knew A Couple Wasn’t Going to Make It
In a popular online forum, a user posed the question to wedding photographers asking them to share the moments they knew the couple whose wedding they were photographing was not going to make it. “What was your ‘they’re not gonna last long’ moment?” What follows are some of the most shocking responses!
Caught Red Handed
I’m a videographer and the groom called me a couple days after the wedding. He wanted me to make sure I didn’t include any footage of him checking out the women at the wedding.”
The Ring Wasn’t Good Enough
“My friend bought his girlfriend a ring for Christmas. It was obviously an engagement ring. But she claimed it was just a Christmas gift. My friend agreed. We all knew he was lying.
Eventually, the friend confesses that the ring from Christmas was his first engagement ring to her, but it wasn’t good enough.
“She was just a showy girl and needed a bigger rock. He spent twice as much on the second ring.”
The Groom Was on the Prowl
“No joke. I recognized the groom from a Grindr.”
No Eye Contact
Groom would not make any eye contact with the bride. So many photos where she is gazing lovingly at him, and he’s just like 10 yard stare right over the top of her head. Was a tough edit
The Groom Spilled the Beans
While shooting video, I attached a microphone to the groom for audio and proceeded to prepare for the ceremony. Just as I was about to adjust my audio settings, the groom stepped into another room with a friend. As I put on my headphones, I overheard the groom confiding in his friend, describing the wedding as a “wedding of convenience” and reassuring them not to be concerned about what would happen in their relationship.
A Horrifying Couple
Bride looked visibly miserable the entire ceremony. While photographing the men’s “getting ready” portion, the groom repeatedly kept joking about killing himself.
During the toast, the bride ran off to the bathroom for about 30 minutes and came back wiping her tears with her eyes red and puffy. Neither of them had any chemistry at all, it made no sense why they were together to me. That was the last wedding I shot.
One of those hotel venues that can run two weddings at the same time. Bride from our wedding is found in a hotel room with the groomsmen from the other wedding doing coke before the first dance. End result was we got paid and told no need to edit or deliver pics. Safe to say It didn’t last the night.
Lost at Sea
Went to a wedding during college to my friends that got married who graduated 2 years prior to me. They had a beautiful wedding on a boat off the Keys and as the best man gave his speech, he was really drunk by this point, just shouted out, “You don’t deserve her!” and called the groom out for cheating on his bride with strippers at his bachelor party. Then, he dropped the mic and tried to do a dramatic exit but by this point we were all stuck on this boat in the middle of the ocean. It took an hour to get back to port and it was the most awful and awkward hour of our lives for everyone on that boat.
No Kind Words
The couple was in from out of town because the bride had just taken the bar exam to become a lawyer. At the end of the session, I gave them a prompt to share with each other what they were proud of each other for. The groom couldn’t think of a single thing.
They Threw the Bride in the Lake
“Ooh ooh, finally, one of these I can contribute to. My mother was a wedding photographer till I was about 18-19, and I helped out on many of them. The one that stands out the most was when we were at a campsite where both the wedding and reception were being held.
About halfway through the reception, I hear the groom start laughing maniacally. I peeked over his way and could see two groomsmen hauling the thrashing and screaming bride toward the lake. They threw her into the freezing cold water with her veil and dress still on. When she got out of the water, I genuinely thought she might shoot somebody. Saying she looked like a drowned rat would have been an insult to rats. Her hair and makeup and probably the dress were ruined beyond repair. The fact that the groom laughed and didn’t do anything stuck with me as being an awful move even as a teen. Apparently, she thought so too because if I remember correctly, they didn’t even make it six months.”
Couldn’t Even Eat Together
Bride and the groom had the first dinner separately because the bride wasn’t just in the mood to have their reception dinner together.
At the rehearsal, the groom refused to sit next to the bride and insisted on sitting next to his female best friend. The priest said ” Don’t you want to sit next to your soon to be wife?” Kind of chuckling like the groom had just not gotten around to sitting next to her yet.
He says “I have the rest of my life to sit next to her”.
The gasp from both sides of the family was AUDIBLE. Everyone was horrified. He did not move.
Was the Writing on the Wall?
What do you think of these tales? What’s the craziest behavior you’ve witnessed at a wedding that led you to believe the marriage wouldn’t last?
This article was inspired by the internet and doesn’t reflect the views of The Budget Savvy Bride.
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