Couple Gets Married in Secret, Family Throws Surprise Wedding

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Weddings are supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but for this couple, it turned into a nightmare. Their families planned a surprise wedding for them, despite their wishes to have a small, private marriage. After being driven to the location, they discovered the truth and made the decision to leave. Now, their families are angry and calling them ungrateful and disrespectful. The couple is questioning whether they made the right decision. Should they have stayed and gone through with the traditional wedding, or was it within their rights to leave? Let's judge their actions and decide if they were in the wrong or not.

Navigating language barriers and confusing family dynamics 😕

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Introverted couple opts for secret wedding, surprises family instead ❤️

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Bucking tradition, couple opts for private courthouse ceremony 🏛️

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Families opposed their secret wedding, couple goes ahead bravely 💍

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Magical reconciliation leads to suspicious invitation to friend's wedding 🤔

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Surprise wedding thrown by family, brings tears of joy 😭❤️

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Couple's secret wedding turns into family drama, guests held hostage 🙀

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Couple elopes, family throws surprise wedding - AITA or NTA?

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Couple's secret wedding turns into surprise family wedding 🤔

A couple's decision to have a private wedding at a courthouse turned into a surprise wedding planned by their families. The introverted couple faced opposition from their families for not having a traditional wedding. After getting married in secret, they were invited to a friend's wedding which turned out to be their own surprise wedding planned by their families. The couple felt humiliated and decided to leave. Now, they are being called ungrateful and disrespectful by their families. They are seeking judgment from strangers on whether they were right to leave. What do you think?

NTA for leaving. Family tried to force wedding without consent 😡

00Lisa00 | 00Lisa00

Family throws surprise wedding, commenter advises to cut contact. 💍

AgainPaintedInky | AgainPaintedInky

Avoid the guilt trips and stick to your boundaries 💍

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Congratulations on standing up for your wedding! 🎉

Cultural_Industry429 | Cultural_Industry429

Wedding day is about the couple, not the family's expectations 🎉

sshbp | sshbp

Family abducts couple for unwanted wedding, NTA for leaving peacefully 😳

CatteHerder | CatteHerder

Savage yet entertaining suggestions for a fake wedding exit 😂

mmjames66 | mmjames66

Family throws surprise wedding despite couple's wishes. NTA stands firm.

GiberishInGreatScale | GiberishInGreatScale

Wedding surprise backfires on family, NTA stands firm.

airazaneo | airazaneo

When mothers try to sabotage your escape plan 🤪

CarterPFly | CarterPFly

Family tries to hijack wedding, but OP stands up for themselves. #NTA 🙌🏼

valathel | valathel

Debate over Catholic Church's acceptance of 'surprise' weddings and legal recognition

oldladymindset | oldladymindset

Commenter calls out insane parents in NTA post. 🤯

freakinuk | freakinuk

Doubts arise on secret Catholic wedding in comment section 👀

pepperbeast | pepperbeast

NTA's response to surprise wedding ambush 💍😱

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

Family throws surprise wedding against couple's wishes. Commenter calls out family's behavior.

Annalirra | Annalirra

Family throws surprise wedding, commenter suggests moving away. NTA.

RollingKatamari | RollingKatamari

Intimate wedding was perfect for this NTA, no do-over needed 💕

CajunKC | CajunKC

Surprise Catholic weddings may not require counseling, depending on country 🤔

Poppy-Persephone | Poppy-Persephone

Standing up against a mob for their love 🙌❤️

Fugly0the0first | Fugly0the0first

Couple elopes, family throws surprise wedding. NTAs leave in anger.

Evil_Mel | Evil_Mel

Stand up for yourself and live your best life 🙌

CT0760 | CT0760

Standing up to manipulative in-laws and setting boundaries. 🙌

a10123456 | a10123456

Couple stands by their boundaries and rejects family's manipulative plan. NTA 🙅‍♂️

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

Set firm boundaries for your relationship and follow through! 🙅‍♀️

mtngrl60 | mtngrl60

Wedding surprise gone wrong: Family disrespects couple's wishes. NTA.

rbar174 | rbar174

Setting boundaries can be painful, but necessary for self-respect 🙌

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Don't let them walk over you on YOUR big day 👰🤵

SCMoreTwos | SCMoreTwos

Congratulations on your wedding! Don't let family guilt you.

Competitive_Tea2413 | Competitive_Tea2413

Standing up for beliefs, consequences ensue. 🙅‍♀️

RamblingManUK | RamblingManUK

Couple stands up to overbearing families and has dream wedding 💍

Hufflepuffknitter80 | Hufflepuffknitter80

Couple stands up for themselves against pushy family. NTA 👊

norasmom15 | norasmom15

Bride stands up for her beliefs, parents get what's deserved 😎

UrDadSmeltElderberry | UrDadSmeltElderberry

Respect for your choices, NTA. Family crossed the line. 👏

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Commenter calls out family for throwing surprise wedding during pandemic.

Sgfj98 | Sgfj98

NTA. Your families violated your rights and wishes. Enjoy each other 💖

DayMansTopHat | DayMansTopHat

You're not the a**hole for standing up for your wedding preferences 💍

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Respect! Couple held secret wedding, family throws surprise celebration. NTA.

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Respectful boundaries must be maintained. 🚫🙅‍♂️

panic_bread | panic_bread

Standing up for personal boundaries and cultural identity. 🙌

MarshMellowInfinity | MarshMellowInfinity

Family forces surprise wedding, NTA for leaving.

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Family throws surprise wedding against couple's wishes - NTA.

SuperKamiGuru824 | SuperKamiGuru824

Small wedding wishes ignored, priest shouldn't have agreed - NTA 👰🤵

SereniaKat | SereniaKat

Set boundaries now or they'll eat you alive 🚧👀

obivankanobi26 | obivankanobi26

A unique take on shotgun weddings. NTA for leaving.

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Wedding surprise gone wrong, families should learn boundaries. NTA.

Ok_Smell_8260 | Ok_Smell_8260

Setting boundaries with toxic family members 👌

liveslow_diehard | liveslow_diehard

Op's wedding in a panorama? NTA according to commenters

juicy_belly | juicy_belly

The perils of not having a ride-share app 🚗🤷‍♀️

Bigvagenergy | Bigvagenergy

User calls out family's disregard for safety at secret wedding

piemakerdeadwaker | piemakerdeadwaker

Commenter jokes about family's surprise obsession with couple's life choices 😂

MichaelNC20 | MichaelNC20

Forced ceremony? NTA! Similar stories shared in the replies. 🤔

Venthie | Venthie

Commenter calls out large wedding during pandemic with shocked emoji.

Renegade1411 | Renegade1411

When you're clear about not liking surprises, but they happen anyway 😅

wylddog | wylddog

Empowering response to a secret wedding and surprise celebration.

nickylx | nickylx

Family's surprise wedding oversteps boundaries - commenter says NTA 🙅

Somethingisshadysir | Somethingisshadysir

Wedding drama with in-laws, but NTA prevails 🎉

StartedOffasAnOrgasm | StartedOffasAnOrgasm

Supporting introverted OP dealing with embarrassing family. 💪

Mangoscalmmedown | Mangoscalmmedown

Setting boundaries is important, don't apologize for standing up for yourself 🚫🙅‍♀️ #NTA

CremeDeMarron | CremeDeMarron

Guessing the wedding location with a wink 😉

Atlas_ram | Atlas_ram

Moving on from family after selfish surprise wedding. Good luck! 💪

boothbygraffoe | boothbygraffoe

Dealing with a difficult mother-in-law? Join the club 💍💍

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Earned humiliation? 👀 Not the a**hole, according to commenter.

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Supportive comment encourages communication and wishes couple well ❤️