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Wedding Photographers Divulge How They Can Tell If A Couple Might Split Up
By Mikelle Leow, 22 Apr 2019
Image via BalkansCat / Shutterstock.com
In many relationships, red flags don’t appear as such to insiders, especially if the “reds” are masked by rose-tinted glasses. However, photographers have witnessed couples’ dynamics from the outside looking in, allowing them to develop a gut instinct for whether certain marriages will last.
‘AskReddit’s new viral thread reveals the “green and red flags” of marriages through the lenses of wedding photographers.
For the most part, photographers observed that marriages were most likely to end in divorce if partners refused to make compromises.
A few photographers relate the cake-cutting ceremony as the “biggest sign” of whether a marriage would last, believing that couples unknowingly show their true selves when slicing into the wedding cake.
“Whenever I’ve seen one of them force cake all over the other’s face, the marriage has ended in divorce,” one says.
A videographer shares that a marriage is likely to be short-lived when one partner is “clearly trying to change” their other half. This notion was especially evident in a themed photo shoot inspired by a groom’s hobbies, when the bride later “declared, ‘Oh, he won't be doing any of those things anymore…’”
“They got an annulment before I even finished editing the wedding photos.”
Potentially short marriages also start with weddings where partners seem to have picture-perfect, fairytale-like views on love.
“My red flag is when the vows are very fluffy or almost selfish,” a photographer reflects. “Like how you’d imagine an 11-year-old talking about their Prince Charming.” This extends to couples who tend to focus more on their photographer than each other, another says.
Marriages, of course, take a lot of effort. There is no exact ingredient to making them work, but the photographers share that respect for one another and how well couples handle their weddings are among the green flags they’ve witnessed at work.
“If they are respectful toward one another (and toward me) during a day full of stress, then I think that,s a good indicator of being able to deal with other problems that may arise during a marriage,” a photographer says.
Read some responses below and check out the full thread here.
[via BuzzFeed, cover image via BalkansCat / Shutterstock.com]
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