Bride calls off wedding after guests won’t pay $1,500 to attend
A Canadian bride canceled her wedding after she said guests wouldn’t pay $1,500 to attend the ceremony.
The woman, Susan, wanted to spend $60,000 on her dream destination wedding – and wanted guests to foot the bill, according to the Daily Mail.
She said her maid or honor pledged $5,000, and her ex-fiance’s family pledged another $3,000.
“Our dream wedding amounts to 60K – all included with flights to Aruba. All we asked was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “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.”
She went on to say that asking for money wasn’t out of the ordinary, and if people couldn’t contribute, they weren’t invited to the wedding. When it became clear not many would-be guests were going to respond – only eight had – she tried a different approach.
“Desperately, we resent our invites and asked people to donate what they could. I mean seriously people, what is $1,000? What is $1500? Clearly, not a lot,” she continued in the Facebook post. “We also set up a go fund me. That only got us $250. At this point we were exhausted, tired.”
She said her fiance suggested marrying in Las Vegas to save money, but her Facebook post – laden with profanities and insults – made it clear that wasn’t an option.
The couple later broke up over the ordeal, with Susan blaming the wedding guests for their troubles.
A woman claiming to be Susan’s cousin posted screenshots to Reddit of the former bride’s Facebook tirade, which started out nice enough before quickly going downhill.
“Dear friends, it comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the wedding. I apologise for cancelling only four days beforehand.”
The post has since gone viral.