It seems it’s not the happiest day of everyone’s life…
Theoretically, your wedding day should be one of the happiest of your life.
You’ve navigated all the usual politics associated with organising the day, your outfit is sublime , nearly all your favourite people will be in one place and those mad, distant relatives your parents insisted you invite have RSVP’d ‘no’ – just as you hoped they would
But it’s not as straightforward as just basking in the magic and good feeling of the day. As the walk down the aisle begins, the magnitude of marriage can elicit the entire spectrum of human emotion.
Regret, joy, heartache, crushing disappointment, happiness – yes, even arousal (seriously) – the moment a bride and groom first see each other on their wedding day can be as conflicted as it can be wonderful.
Till death do us part?
Showing just how mixed and complex thoughts and feelings on the day can be, several brides and grooms confessed theirs on Whisper . And if you’re as die-hard romantic, don’t worry every unhappy ending, there’s a wholehearted “I do”.
1. Dutch courage
“I was so depressed that people cancelled on the day of my wedding that I had a few shots before I said my vows. I was tipsy.”
2. Dress distress
“When I saw my bride walk down the aisle I thought her dress looked hideous.”
3. “Everyone thought they were tears of joy”
“No one knows that on the day of my wedding I secretly hoped my ex would show up to object. Everyone thought my tears were of joy.
“I am still in love with two men and deserve neither.”
4. The party’s over
“I started crying when I saw my wife walk down the aisle. Not because she was beautiful but because my party life is now over.”
5. Romance is not dead
“I got a b**** when I saw my wife coming down the aisle.”
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6. Running away
“When I got married two years ago, as I walked down the aisle, all I wanted to do was run in the other direction.”
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But it’s not all confusion and disappointment
Other brides and groom had really heartwarming things to say about their big day. Not just about one another, but also about those who could not be there.
7. One year on
“We fought right up until we stood at the altar together! We spent our wedding night separately!
“Almost a year later and we have an amazingly strong marriage. No one knows how bad the fighting was.”
8. “Big softy”
“I’m a 20 year-old guy. I cried when I saw my wife walk down the aisle on our wedding day. And when she told me she’s pregnant I was so happy that my eyes just filled with tears of joy. I’m a big softy, but I don’t really care.”
9. No seven year itch here
“My husband and I waited seven years to get married and I couldn’t be happier. I know that when we said our vows we meant every word. I have nothing left to worry about.”
10. Gone but not forgotten
“The whole time I was saying my vows, I was thinking, ‘wow, my grandmother would be proud.'”
11. And lastly
“My husband cried when I walked down the aisle almost ten days ago. I had to really resist the urge to break away from my dad, run and jump into his arms.
“But, like a good bride, I followed the rules.”