The 6 signs your marriage is doomed.... by a Professional Bridesmaid

I’ve been fortunate enough to work as a Professional bridesmaid at numerous weddings, and as such know the ins and outs when it comes to relationships, wedding dramas and compatibility. So today I’m going to share with you the 6 signs your marriage is doomed! You have been warned!

1. Cracking under the pressure

Wedding planning is always stressful, but it's how the couple deal with the stress which speaks volumes.

"Sometimes I see couples really collapse under the pressure.

"When you have a couple who really want different things for their wedding... this can suggest that they are both on different playing fields."

2. Being apart a lot on the big day

You'd normally expect a bride and groom to be joined at the hip on their big day.

If they're spending a lot of time with their bridesmaids and groomsmen instead, it could be because there's trouble in paradise.

It's the simple, intimate gestures like a kiss on the head when they think no one is looking, or the desire to hold hands all the time that shows there is a real connection.

Sure, kissing and hugging when the photographer demands a photo is all good and well.

But if that's the only time the couple are being romantically intimate then it might hint that in 'real life' (away from the camera) they are not as happy as they outwardly appear.

3. When the groom forgets to mention his bride in his speech

This happens more often than you think.

I’ve seen speeches where the groom spoke about how gorgeous the bridesmaids look, but forgot to mention his wife at all.

If your groom mentions yours (or even worse HIS!) ex during the speech, it suggests there may be underlying issues or jealousy that hasn’t been dealt with.

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4. When the father of the bride gives a 'clichéd speech'

If it sounds like the best man or father of the bride has Googled a classic wedding speech, then he probably has. And this is not a good sign as it shows there's not much of a personal connection there.

5. How they cut the cake

"Sure, it’s sweet to feed each other a piece of the cake tenderly, or smear a bit of icing on the tip of your partner’s nose.

"But I have witnessed times when one member of the couple will go full throttle and literally slam a piece of cake in their partner's face."

6. Family tensions

I recently attended a wedding where the groom and bride’s brother got into a huge fight (punches were thrown) and the two different sides of the family had to be kept away from each other.

"This doesn’t bode well for the future of the bride and groom's relationship if their families just can’t stand each other!"

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You can see my original article which was featured in Fabulous magazine here

Tiffany Wright