It was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives.

But for these brides of bygone errors, something was going terribly wrong. And their vintage wedding photos captured it for posterity.

Unhappily Ever After...And They Know It Already

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To Some, Marriage Is A Word. To Others, A Sentence

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Too Many Little Digs Sends A Marriage To An Early Grave

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They Were A Fastidious Couple, She Was Fast, He Was Tedious

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Love Can Be A Touchy Subject

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With Her Marriage She Got A New Name And A Dress—She Wants More

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Love Is One Long Sweet Dream, And Marriage Is The Alarm Clock

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There Is No Such Cozy Combination As Man And Wife

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She's Already Gearing Up For Divorce: The Past Tense Of Marriage

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The Bonds Of Matrimony Are Already Weighing Heavy

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An Object In Possession Seldom Retains The Same Charm That It Had In Pursuit

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She Wishes He Was The Gardener. He'd Be Less Rough Around The Hedges

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Her Mother In Law Is Already Interefering And They're Not Even Related Yet

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He'll Not Be Wearing The Pants In This Relationship

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Bewitched, Bewildered, And Absolutely Bothered

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Love Is All Around—Can't You Tell By Their Smiling Faces?

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They Were Married By Candle-Light, But The Marriage Lasted Only A Wick

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This Is What Happens When You Meet On A Cruise

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She Wishes He Wouldn't Put A Ring On It

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A Double Wedding Saved On Costs, But Not On Merriment

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Harry Met Sally. And Then Sally Had A Panic Attack

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Hey There, You With The Stars Dying In Your Eyes

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This Is When She Found Out Her Made Of Honor Had Run Off With The Groom

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It Was An Upsetting Wedding. Even The Cake Was In Tiers

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Pre-arranged Marriages Pre-pair People For The Future, Even If They Don't Want To Be

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Please Don't Get Her To The Church On Time

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Hell No. (Slams Door)

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