A groom pulled a prank on his bride by leaving her during their wedding vows to go into a huddle with his groomsmen – and others have argued the risky move was ‘executed perfectly’.
A video shared online shows the moment he is asked if he will take his partner’s hand in marriage, at which point he surprises everyone by replying “hang on”.
He then walks over to his groomsmen who go into a choreographed huddle, pretending to discuss the decision before looking up at the bride in unison and going back to their chat.
The groom then returns to hold his wife’s hands to say “yeah, I do” – leaving the wedding party in stitches.
It was shared on Reddit with the question: “Ladies – at your wedding, would this qualify as an acceptable joke, or a reasonable cause for beheading?”
Some saw no issue with it, writing: “Look, if she’s gotten as far as marrying him then she should know him well enough to judge what he’s up to.
“If they’re not already on the same page about these things they’ve got bigger problems than his sense of humor and timing.
“But it seems pretty obvious from their guests’ reactions that this is 100% who he is and that he’s a good guy, so no need for anyone to get their garter in a twist.”
Another said: “If I were the bride, I’d laugh my a*** off. Maybe it comes too close to that joke where the groom is depicted as unwilling, but this is original enough I’d find it hilarious.”
Others weren’t so impressed, arguing: “I personally would hate it. I would probably cry right then and there. It does almost cross into those ‘I don’t want to get married’ jokes that are tacky as f***, but she seemed to be okay with it so it’s on thin ice imo.”
A second wrote: “Honestly, I don’t appreciate this type of humour, and I would not find it funny if my FH would ‘pretend’ to have to think about whether or not he’d actually like to marry me as we’re standing there about to be wed. I think it’s pretty tacky and awkward.
“But if the bride found it funny, that’s great for them. For me, it would have slightly ruined the ceremony.”