If there’s one thing that couples look forward to more than their wedding day, it’s their honeymoon. Or so they say. But honeymoons aren’t always the perfect romantic getaway they’re made out to be — thanks to bad luck, bad weather, or crazy in-laws. There are an endless number of stories about newlyweds who had their honeymoon escape ruined by a crazy ex-girlfriend, a freak accident or a mother-in-law who thought it would be fun to tag along.
As you’d expect, many of these unlucky couples take to Reddit to share their cringeworthy stories. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled some of the craziest, funniest, saddest, and most chaotic accounts of honeymoons gone wrong posted to Reddit. Here are true stories from honeymooners who experienced a little trouble “in paradise.”
50. What Do You Mean Your Family Is Coming?!
My husband’s grandparents own a beach house and offered to let us honeymoon there. I assumed they’d be staying at one of their other 4 homes (they’re insanely wealthy). Nope. They stayed at the beach house with us. And invited the rest of the family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone. Over 20 people in a 3 bedroom beach house. For a week!
When I suggested we just go rent a motel room for the week, my husband freaked out because we might offend someone. Sure enough, when we left to merely go for a walk on the beach, multiple people flipped out because we weren’t spending enough time with the family. Apparently, “I was being selfish by trying to spend so much alone time with my husband during the middle of a family trip.” That was 8 years ago. We’re not divorced, but sometimes I wish we were.