Laughs at mom’s story of a marriage almost ruined because of a pair of handcuffs

The internet is in turmoil over a mother’s hilarious story of how she nearly ruined her best friend’s wedding, after her son found a pair of handcuffs and put them on.

Any parent knows kids get up to mischief, and that’s exactly what happened when a woman got ready for her friend’s nuptials an hour away.

The mum shared the funny story on Reddit’s Today IF***** Up forum, under the username Snoopy—2022, as she revealed they weren’t just guests, but that they had extremely important roles during the ceremony.

File photo of a handcuffed child. A mum has shared a hilarious story of how she nearly missed a wedding after her son handcuffed himself.
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She was the bridesmaid, her 7-year-old son the ring bearer, and her 5-year-old daughter the bridesmaid.

According to, the mum’s duties would have been mainly before the wedding, including helping with the planning of the bachelorette party and the wedding, but she would also have to hold the bouquet during the vows. and help the bride-to-be prepare. .

The ring bearer also has an extremely important role, as the website explains: “They walk down the aisle with the rings attached to a small pillow.”

And according to, a bridesmaid is “usually the youngest person in the wedding party and precedes the bride down the aisle (after the maids). Overall, their role is to setting a cheery tone and scattering the petals as they go, or wearing a posy.”

The mum explained: “As usual, we were rushing to get ready. I had just dressed the kids in their outfits and was in my bathroom doing my makeup. It was unusually quiet.

“I thought they were playing as usual. I had barely finished when I heard a timid voice from inside my room. ‘Mom?’ my 7 year old says, ‘I think I did something.’

“Thinking he just messed up his tux or something, I went to my room, then froze in disbelief when I saw him. He sat down on the floor with a (true! ) pair of handcuffs cuffing her wrist to her ankle. I was dumbfounded.”

She admitted ‘so many questions’ ran through her mind, including where he found them, as she explained her partner had recently moved in and some of his stuff was ‘just lying random’.

“I ask for the key. He can’t find it. The clock is ticking. We have 3 hours until the wedding and it’s an hour away. We fiddle with the lock and try to pick it. It’s useless.

“I call different locksmiths and find one on the street who can help me. I end up carrying my son to the car and then to the locksmith because of course he can’t walk upright.

“The locksmith’s face when he saw us was priceless, but I was humbled. How on earth can I explain how this happened?! Luckily the locksmith didn’t ask any questions. He politely helped us by unlocking the handcuffs and my son was finally free,” she continued.

While this was going on, the bride tried to get in touch, asking where they were.

The mum continued: “Meanwhile my best friend kept calling and asking where the hell we were, they were starting pre-wedding pics! ‘No time to explain now,’ I told her. , ‘but we are on our way!’

I was stunned.


“We had an hour and a half before the wedding. I drive like crazy to get there. We made it 15 minutes before the wedding started.

“My best friend was ready to kill me! We missed the photos but at least we did the ceremony!

The post, shared on Sunday, garnered more than 8,000 upvotes and many comments, and can be read here. In one edit, she clarified that the handcuffs weren’t used for anything “evil”, saying her partner was once a security guard, which is why he had them.

And after telling the story to the bride, she says she wasn’t surprised and found it “hilarious”, as she said in a comment: “The locksmith actually had some spare handcuff keys! He said it happens more often than not lmao.”

Many others found the story amusing, as Jammin_neB13 wrote, “That’s awesome lol. Would make a good episode in a family sitcom.”

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Cwthree said: “You must tell this story every time your friend mentions her marriage until the end of time. You must also tell it to each of your son’s relatives until one of you dies. “

Samanthasgramma commented, “Tell the story at her own wedding. Has anyone ever said it? Sorry if they did. So obvious.”

OkVolume1 thought, “If you and your SO are getting married, you should use handcuffs at your wedding.”

Skippyspk admitted: “I’m dying of laughter at this.

Moonhippie pointed out, “Perfect for embarrassing the child’s story whenever you want to embarrass the child when they grow up. Well done! I’m going to laugh about this all day.”

Lurking70 added: “Poor woman!! It must have been so stressful. I know when things are usually quiet = trouble (I’m 3 and 5). I had a good laugh, it’s a pretty extreme situation .”

Labtech89 opined, “I’m sure this is the smoothest use of handcuffs the locksmith has seen LOL.”

As Shamesister asked, “Why do kids always do this when we must be somewhere important?”

Newsweek has contacted Snoopy—2022 for comment.

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