The bride, known as Susan from Canada, had planned the $60,000 fairytale wedding of her dreams — and asked guests to pay a fee of $1,500 to attend. When may guests refused to fork over the cash, Susan lashed out, leaving her fiancé, and canceling the wedding.
The full rant was shared after a Twitter user saw the post on a private Facebook group.
If you have a solid 10 mins to absorb this, I present a very real status shared in a wedding shaming group I'm a part of
— last of a dying brand (@0lspicykeychain) August 25, 2018
The nuptials were called off four days before the big day after the pair couldn’t afford to pay for the event they had booked. The woman took to Facebook to explain their decision, blaming guests for their broken relationship and failed ceremony.
“Unfortunately, [fiancé] 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,” she wrote in the post.
“I specifically, I mean specifically, asked for cash gifts. 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. We talked to a few people who even promised us more to make our dream come true.”
In her post, Susan defended her desire for such a lavish ceremony.
“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?” she wrote.
“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… 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.”
When it became clear guests weren’t going to pay to attend the ceremony, the bride-to-be’s fiancé suggested eloping in Vegas to save money. Susan couldn’t believe his recommendation.
“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 wrote.
“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.”
The Twitter thread has since gone viral, with more than 25,000 retweets and nearly 100,000 likes — and even has celebrities weighing in on the drama.
this is some lower stakes 13 reasons why shit. https://t.co/MMJWmhMd5B
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 25, 2018
That was a once-in-a-lifetime roller coaster and I’m glad I went along for the ride.
— J.E. Reich (@jereichwrites) August 26, 2018
I got a hand-me-down “massage stone” for a wedding gift in a water damaged box and I still wrote them a thank you card. Chick thinks a grand is a reasonable gift? 😂😂😂
— Rachie French (@RachieFrench) August 25, 2018
I hope this woman uses the money that she kept for some much needed and very intensive therapy. If she thought community college was difficult, I wonder how she is going to deal with life as a single parent with no support system.
— Jacqueline DeMuro (@Mom2han8) August 26, 2018
Wow. I’d get married in a courthouse with a Justice of the peace, if it meant marrying the man I loved the most in the world. God help the man who actually marries this woman. I’m guessing it’ll be a 80 year old rich man at deaths door.
— Failla Grimes (@FlyFayla) August 26, 2018
* You must pay $1500 or more to attend our exclusive and once in a lifetime wedding *
— Edgar (@Edgar212Edgar) August 25, 2018
This is amazing because the psychic knew this would happen. She said pick the more expensive option so everyone can see you for who you really are. Leak this psychics name I need to make an appt. pic.twitter.com/KW7jk6jmdM
— who cares (@quichehoe) August 25, 2018
Susan reportedly used what funds she did receive for the wedding for a backpacking trip around South America — hopefully sans social media.