Bride asks guests to pay $1,000 to attend dream wedding, breaks up with fiance after getting just eight RSVPs
The Canadian bride was going to wed her childhood sweetheart in a lavish and fancy wedding but things fell apart after guests refused to pay to attend the ceremony
A bride-to-be has shared that she had to resort to canceling her extremely "extravagant" wedding after her wedding guests refused to pay 1,500 CAD (Canadian dollars) each to attend the ceremony. The Canadian bride known as Susan was going to wed her childhood sweetheart in a lavish and fancy wedding estimated to cost 60,000 CAD. The couple resorted to calling off the wedding only four days before the event as they struggled with their finances.
The mother of one took to Facebook to blame her friends and family for the disintegration of their relationship and went on a long and emotional rant. The post read, "Dear friends, it comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the wedding. I apologize for canceling 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 shared before explaining that her relationship ended abruptly as her guests could not cough up 1,500 CAD as requested. "I specifically, I mean specifically asked for cash gifts. How could we have our wedding that we dreamed of without proper funding?"
The disgruntled bride continued, "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 also spoke about why the couple chose to have a very elaborate wedding and said, "'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? 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".
Once the pair sent out their wedding invites, only eight guests decided to RSVP with their entrance fee of 1,500 CAD. "We were f***ing livid. 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," Susan continued.
Susan was very determined to go ahead with their wedding and asked people to donate anything that they could. "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," the bridezilla added. "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 unraveled. I realized my dream wedding was becoming a nightmare. Then it got worse," she continued.
Her fiance attempted to provide her with alternate solutions and suggested that they elope to Vegas in order to cut down their costs but that did not sit well with Susan. "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? 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 apologize 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," Susan added.
"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," she continued before claiming that her fiance was talking 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".
"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. 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," Susan concluded.
Susan's friends and family were quick to comment on her bizarre rant and one wrote, "I have no words. You're out of your mind, Susan" while another added, "What happened to you??? Who on hell expects that amount of money?"
Susan's cousin also took to social media to share, "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. She has humble beginnings and has been working on her parent's farm since she was young. You really wouldn't expect someone from an agricultural background to value Kardashian style materialism, but hey? I guess she's an outlier!"
The cousin also went on to suggest that Susan needs to take some time out to "evaluate herself and her life" and she "hopes for her healing and recovery because she wasn't raised to be like this". "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," the cousin added.
"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," the cousin concluded.