What would you do if a guest upstaged you at your wedding? No, we're not talking about a friend wearing white or a PDA-happy couple hogging the dance floor. It's something much more disruptive: a guest proposing to his girlfriend in the middle of the reception!
That very thing happened to a couple whose photo was shared on Reddit this week. In the picture, a bride and groom look on from their sweetheart table as a male guest hands his girlfriend an engagement ring on bended knee. The image was appropriately captioned, "Any girl's worst nightmare." That's the understatement of the century.
Unsurprisingly, Redditors were vocal with their observations. "The new husband seems to be amused, but you can see the wife's face already beginning to contort into the wrath-like trance of hellfire and fury befitting a woman upstaged." Can you blame her?
What we found, though, was a common theme of users predicting that proposing at someone else's wedding is a harbinger of bad luck. "This actually happened to me," one user wrote. "My husband and I dated for seven years before marrying. This was a big deal to us since we saved up and paid for everything ourselves and wanted to do it right. We had a few close friends, some family, and a whole lot of plus ones show up to enjoy the open bar. Anyway, it came to the speeches, my husband and I thanked everyone for being there and sharing this moment with us and only one person wanted to say something. He got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him. She said yes. I played it off and offered them a round of applause. We all cheered but it derailed the evening for sure. By the way, they aren't even together anymore. Never even got married."
Fellow commenters jumped on the story, guessing that the terrible timing led to the downfall of the relationship. It's a superstition we've never heard of, but it sounds like one very bad case of karma.
Do you think proposing at someone else wedding is bad luck? What would you do if it happened at your wedding? Sound off on Facebook!