One woman’s attempt at charging guests to attend her wedding backfired when everyone refused and she was forced to cancel the ceremony.
The Canadian bride was set to tie the knot with her childhood sweetheart in an extravagant wedding which cost nearly $60,000, but the two were struggling to pay the bill, reports Mumsnet.
The mother-of-one blamed her family and friends in an online rant, saying she was forced out of her “fairytale” day because they failed to help her financially.
“I specifically, I mean specifically asked for cash gifts. How could we have our wedding that we dreamed of 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.
Our request for $1,500 was not f***ing out of the ordinary... If you couldn't contribute you weren't invited. 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. 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?”
A psychic? This explains a lot.
“We just needed a little push,” Susan continued. “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 which included the request for money, only eight guests RSVP'd with a $1,500 contribution.
Instead of being grateful, “We were f***ing livid,” Susan said in her rant. “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 explained that with only a month to go before the wedding, she was forced to cancel everything at a cost of $5,000. So she then asked 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.
Wow, Susan. Just wow.
“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 realized my dream wedding was becoming a nightmare. Then it got worse.”
When her fiancé suggested eloping in Las Vegas instead, well, Susan lost whatever sanity she had left.
“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 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. 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.”
Susan no longer speaks to her friends and will spend the next two months backpacking through South America.
“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 not 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.”
Chrissy Teigen even tweeted about Susan’s insane request, calling it “some lower stakes 13 Reasons Why s***t.”
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