Best Man’s Humorous Bet Was Called Cruel After He Revealed It During The Speech

What if people are betting on your divorce? This best man did tat and revealed the details among the friends and family. You can’t expect a wedding happening without a little bit of drama. In most cases, the drama is because of relatives. However, at this wedding, the drama was caused by the best man and that too during the most crucial time of the wedding – the speech!


People make sure that their weddings are fun and perfect at the same time. However, the definition of fun might differ for most people. This best man had prepared a classy speech for the wedding and he thought he was going to nail it but what followed left him speechless. Now he’s wondering if it was really that bad!

He came to Reddit and explained how it all started. He said that he started to pool when his friend got married. The bet was on the topic, “If he stays married or gets divorced?” All the participants of the bet, guessed the year they both would get divorced in and whoever’s prediction turns out to be right, gets to keep the money. And if the couple stays strong till 2041, they get to keep 2 grand.

He thought that the plan was good enough and it is safe to bring it up during the wedding speech. However, things didn’t go as per his plan.

He wrote, “When I was explaining the bet during my best man speech that was how I was going to end, kind of with a charming/corny line that ‘But we all know none of us are going to be winning the bet, because you two will be together forever, so you can look forward to cashing in 2041!’.”.

However, when he was in the middle of his speech, the bride was in tears and the people around him started yelling at him. The couple was devastated that other friends and family members were involved in it too.

Now, he wants to clear his part but the groom isn’t ready to hear him. He accepts his mistake as he wrote, “I know I went about it the wrong way but I don’t feel I was the (expletive) here.”

People agree with the couple and say that it was a cruel bet which was not meant to be revealed at the wedding.

A person wrote, “YTA. That’s such an (expletive) thing to do at someone’s wedding, and the fact that so many people participated is trashy. I’d be heartbroken if that happened to me, and to be honest I’d cut out any that participated in it. I wouldn’t want that kind of negativity to what’s supposed to be one of the happiest moments in your life. You should be ashamed of yourself.”

The point might have gotten cleared when a person compared this situation with the birth of a child. He wrote, “Would you go to a baby shower and bet what year the child will die? No, this is a HUGE life event for anyone, and you ruined it by humiliating the bride and groom. I hope this is a (troll post) because no one over the age of 12 would think this is appropriate.”

There were people who understood his humor and were okay with the lame bet. He said if one is sure of the partner they chose, no one would be offended by it.

Another one said, “I see your intention and if this was done at my wedding in the far future I would’ve understood and even laughed at it. I think in hindsight, things didn’t go as expected. People are saying you ruined the wedding and maybe that’s what the end result was, however, I don’t think it was a bad intention.”

But what is the use of this understanding if the couple couldn’t understand the whole idea of the bet. We feel you buddy but you gotta make things right, somehow!