Here’s the trouble with certain types of arranged marriages — you may not get to actually meet your significant other until after you’ve said your vows.
That was the case for a couple from the Western Saudi town of Medinah, who had agreed to marry each other despite never having met face to face. On the day of the wedding, the bride removed her veil and smiled for the camera and upon seeing her face for the first time, the groom leapt out of his chair and announced:
You are not the girl I want to marry. You are not the one I had imaged. I am sorry, but I divorce you.
Guests tried to get the groom to reconsider, but to no avail. According to the local paper Okaz:
The groom said he had not been able to see his bride’s face before marriage. When he divorced her, the bride collapsed and the wedding turned into a night of tears.
Sounds brutal. Just goes to show though — there’s things you need to know about your partner before deciding to spend the rest of your life with them. You need to know what it’s like to live with them, speak with them, eat with them, the things they enjoy, the thing they don’t enjoy, their hobbies etc. Oh, and you probably should find out what they look like too. Very important stuff if you want to avoid being the focus of the worst wedding of all time.
No more blind dates for these two, that’s for sure. Check out more weddings gone wrong here.