A disgruntled bride-to-be has revealed she was forced to cancel her extravagant ‘fairytale’ wedding after her guests refused to pay $1,500 each to attend.
The bride, ‘Susan’, from Canada, was due to tie the knot with her childhood sweetheart in a lavish $CAD60,000 ($AU62,800) wedding.
But the couple decided to call off the ceremony just four days before exchanging their vows after they struggled to foot the bill.
Taking to Facebook, the mother-of-one blamed her family and friends for the breakdown of her relationship as she vented her frustration in a lengthy post.
A disgruntled bride-to-be has revealed she was forced to cancel her ‘fairytale’ wedding after her guests refused to pay $1,500 each to attend (stock image)
The post goes: ‘Dear friends, it comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the wedding. I apologise for cancelling only four days beforehand.
‘Unfortunately, [fiance] and I have broken up due to some recent and irreparable problems. We have decided to end our relationship and not go forth with any future proceedings.’
Susan then explained how her relationship ended abruptly because her guests failed to fork out the $1,500 they had requested.
‘I specifically, I mean specifically asked for cash gifts. How could we have our wedding that we dreamed if without proper funding?’ she said.
‘We’d sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,500. We talked to a few people who even promised us more to make our dream come true.
‘My maid of honor pledged $5,000 along with her planning services. We tearfully thanked and accepted. My ex’s family offered to contribute $3,000.
‘So our request for $1,500 for all other guests was not f***ing out of the ordinary. Like, we made it clear. If you couldn’t contribute, you weren’t invited to our exclusive wedding. It’s a once and a lifetime party [sic].’
She revealed the reason behind why they opted for an extravagant wedding.
‘Since our love was like a fairytale, we wanted an extravagant blow out wedding… A local psychic told us to go with the most expensive option, and we thought why the hell not?’, Susan explained.
‘We just needed a little push. Our dream wedding amounted to $60,000… All we asked was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen.’
After sending out the invitations, only eight guests RSVP’d with their cheque of $1,500.
‘We were f***ing livid,’ Susan continued.
‘How was this supposed to happen without a little help from our friends. To make matters worse, my ex’s family took back their offer.
‘Suddenly, more people backed out, including the c*** maid of honor. My best friend since childhood. My second family. I was so shocked and tearful.
‘It was only a month before the wedding. To cancel everything would have been more than $5,000.’
Taking to Facebook, the mother-of-one blamed her family and friends for the breakdown of her relationship as she vented her frustration in a lengthy post
Desperate for her wedding day to go ahead, Susan said the couple then asked their guests to donate what they could afford.
‘I mean seriously people, what is $1,000? What is $1,500? Clearly, not a lot. It would be quite manageable and within budget. I’ve heard of people asking for worse,’ she said.
‘We also set up a GoFundMe. That only got us $250. At this point we were exhausted, tired. I yelled at my ex; I became unravelled. I realised my dream wedding was becoming a nightmare. Then it got worse.’
Trying to find another solution, her then-fiance suggested getting an elopement in Vegas to cut down on costs.
‘I laughed in his face, but he was dead serious. He wanted those cheap, filthy, w**** like Vegas weddings. I mean WHAT the f***?? Was he out of his mind?’ she said.
‘Am I some h**ch piece of f***ing trash, a hooker? Am I supposed to like the idea of getting married in the heart of shady gamblers, alcoholics, and the get rich fast fallacy? Suddenly, my body began to shake as I entered a panic attack.
‘My ex left the room and didn’t apologise for his horrid suggestion. I then called my maid of honor and cried my eyes out. Instead of sympathy, I was told that I was asking for way too much and I should stick to the budget.
‘How could someone who offered me thousands of dollars then deny me my promised money and then tell me to shift down my budget? She knows my f***ing dream was a blowout wedding.
‘I just wanted to be a Kardashian for a day and then live my life like normal. I called her a filthy f***ing poor excuse of a friend, and hung up.’
The bride-to-be insisted she had specifically told her guests she wanted ‘cash gifts’
Her friends quickly commented on her outburst, which was later posted onto Reddit
Susan then claimed her partner was gossiping behind her back.
‘I overheard him talking in the basement when he called me a stuck up b****. Anyway I am exhausted. I am bone tired. My heart is not the same. It’s stone cold,’ she said.
She ended her explosive post by saying she will spend the next two months backpacking through South America after she deletes her Facebook account.
‘How hard would it to have been to f***ing give me money for my wedding. I won’t even sugarcoat. I won’t even pretend that’s now what I wanted,’ she said.
‘It was for a dream. I was stabbed, cheated on… Goodbye. See you in two months. Friendly reminder to you c***s. Don’t think you own me. I am cutting all of you snakes off. I am living my life alone now. I only let those I believe have good intentions.’
Her friends quickly commented on her outburst.
‘I have no words. You’re out of your mind, Susan,’ one wrote.
And another said: ‘What happened to you??? Who on hell expects that amount of money?’
Screen grabs of Susan’s Facebook rant has been shared onto Reddit, with many speculating the post is too good to be true.
In a turn of events, someone claiming to be Susan’s cousin said the Facebook status was only up for 15 minutes before it was deleted.
‘Clearly she has entitlement issues, but I have never known her to be this obnoxious. Honestly, over the years she’s been nice and overall sweet. No red flags come to mind,’ the cousin said.
‘On a final note, I understand everyone’s valid concern about her leaving her son for two months to go backpacking. However nobody believes she’s actually going to South America. This woman has never been outside the US.
‘We all think she’s saying that to be dramatic. I also have a feeling she may have been drinking while writing this status, it’s especially vulgar and incredibly embarrassing. It was only up for maybe 15 minutes before she took it down.’