If the night after you exchanged your vows ended with an orgasm, consider yourself lucky: 52 percent of newlyweds say they didn't have sex on their wedding night, finds a recent survey of 2,128 people by the U.K. coupon website Voucher Codes Pro.
According to the poll, the most common reason involved too much alcohol (surprise, surprise). Another biggie: exhaustion. Sometimes you just need to pass out after youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been planning and stressing for months.
Clearly, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time to dispel the totally overwhelming notion that your wedding dayÃ¢â‚¬”and nightÃ¢â‚¬”have to be 100 percent perfect. So we got real couples to share the un-sugar-coated version of how their first night of matrimony went down. We guarantee they'll make you feel better:
The Total Rage-Fest
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Someone brought a keg to our reception, and my husband was doing keg stands most of the night. He got really drunkÃ¢â‚¬”along with most of the partyÃ¢â‚¬”and I almost gave him back the ring during a fight. We slept in separate hotel rooms that night, but weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still married six years later.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬”Lori Johnson
The Handsy Groomsman
Ã¢â‚¬Å“One of my husbandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s groomsmen backed out at the last minute, so we replaced him with another friend. All night this guy kept hitting on my sister, who was also my maid of honorÃ¢â‚¬”not to mention 10 years younger than him. When everyone wanted to go to bed, I let my sister sleep with my new husband and me so that this guy would finally leave her alone.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬”Amy Bradford
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We had our wedding on a beach, and my husband got a really bad sunburn. He could barely lie on his back, let alone do anything more physically taxing. It took four days before we could consummate our marriage.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬”Amanda Clark
The "In Sickness" Part...
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I had the flu on our wedding dayÃ¢â‚¬”and I had it bad. I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t allowed to do anything but sit down, drink lots of fluids, and take cold medicine. By the time we got home, I went straight to bed while my husband sat in front of the TV to play Xbox.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬”Kristina Stump
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