The institution of marriage is on the decline as recent generations make other arrangements they regard as more suited to their lifestyle. But we should not think it was all easy long ago.
The Find My Past website has picked out from Press Reports some choice specimens where things went wrong from day one.
Banns Blunder from the Hartlepool Daily Mail, 2 June 1936
Bumbling Best Man from the Nottingham Evening Post, 28 May 1933
Extreme Safe Keeping from the Nottingham Evening Post 20 July 1904
The Old Ball And Chain from the South Wales Daily News 8 July1895
In It For The Long Stretch from the Western Daily Express 16 April 1930
The Show Must Go On from the Merthyr Telegraph 21 February 1879
There must have been more, many more. The picture at the top is "Call To Arms" by Leighton.