How much would you ask for at your wedding?
Weddings are one of the major milestones in our lives. We all want it to be memorable for all the right reasons. That's why all the planning can bloat the budget, as we try to design our special day to express who we are.
Saving up enough money to afford your budget can be done. However, one lady may have taken it too far to achieve her goals when she demanded S$1,576 from each guest.
A bride made her feelings known in a public rant on social media. Her long and toxic post that attacked all her friends and family has since gone viral, making its way around various social media platforms like Twitter, Reddit, and FaceBook amongst others.
The bride, known only as Susan at this point, starts her post off with an apologetic tone and doesn't give any hint at what's to come after.
"It comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the [redacted] wedding, I apologize for cancelling only 4 days beforehand.”
Susan explains that she has split up from her ex-partner due to "recent and irreparable problems". She adds that they are working to care for their young son as "we are remaining civil and are a team for our son".
Warning - that's the only polite part of the message.
The bride says she will be closing all social media accounts down in one hour of posting the message. Her next plans involve backpacking around South America for 2 months as she is "ridding myself of toxic energy brought on by my friends and family - the ones who I thought I could trust the most".
Susan gives a brief account of how she and her partner were high school sweethearts. They courted at 14 years old, were engaged at 18 years old, and had a child at 20 years old.
Everything was going well for Susan and her partner, saving CAD $15,000 (S$15,766) for the wedding. "Since our love was like a fairy tale, we wanted an extravagant blow out wedding".
After seeking advice from a "local psychic", an expensive venue was booked. Combined with the cost of a honeymoon to Aruba, the total cost of the wedding to CAD $60,000 (S$63,066).
"All we wanted was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen".
"How could we have OUR wedding that WE dreamed of without proper funding? We'd sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,500".
(Not sure about you, but CAD $1,500 (S$1,576) sounds like a lot of money to attend a wedding!)
"I mean seriously people, what is $1,000? What is $1,500? Clearly not a lot."
Susan set up a Go Fund Me account when she realised that a month away from the wedding, people were pulling out. She only managed to reclaim CAD $250 (S$262).
Her partner offered a solution of having an all-inclusive Vegas wedding, to which she responded, "Am I some hooch piece of [censored] trash, a hooker?".
Susan thought she could find some comfort from her maid of honour. Instead, she was told she was "asking for way too much". Susan wasn't happy about that, judging from her response that "I called her a...poor excuse of a friend".
All of Susan's bridal party and even her ex-partner had started to turn their back on her.
Her post ended on a 180 note from how it started, as she declared, "I am cutting all you snakes off".
Maybe this was a blessing in disguise for the groom-to-be!
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