The bride would only allow guests to attend her ‘once in a lifetime party’ if they forked out a huge fee.
Many wedding guests grumble at having to pay for gifts and costly flights abroad, but they should count themselves lucky they weren’t invited to THIS expensive event.
One Canadian ‘bridezilla’ named Susan made headlines recently after posting a shocking Facebook status explaining that she had to cancel her wedding after demanding guests pay 1,500 Canadian dollars [£900] to attend her special day.
‘I apologize for cancelling only 4 days beforehand,’ the bride-to-be wrote before explaining that she and her fiancé, with whom she shares a son, had broken up ‘due to some recent and irreparable problems.’
She went on to explain that although the couple had saved nearly $15,000 [£9,000] for their wedding, they wanted guests to contribute more if they wanted to attend the special day.
‘Since our love was like a fairy tale,’ she said. ‘ We wanted an extravagant blowout wedding, one where our son could be included.
‘We started touring venues and were torn between two. A local psychic told us to go with the more expensive option, and we thought why the hell not?
‘We needed a little push,’ she added.
The disgruntled bride revealed her anger at her friends and family, especially her maid of honour, who had reportedly pledged $5,000 [£3,000] along with her planning services.
‘Our dream wedding amounted to 60k – all included with flights to Aruba,’ Susan explained. ‘All we asked was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen.
‘ I SPECIFICALLY, I mean SPECIFICALLY asked for cash gifts. How could we have OUR wedding WE dreamed of without proper funding?
‘We’d sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,500.
‘If you couldn’t contribute, you weren’t invited to our exclusive wedding. It’s a once and a lifetime [sic] party.’
Apparently only eight of their guests replied and sent a cheque, after which the bride resent invites and asked people to donate what they could.
‘I mean seriously people, ‘ she demanded. ‘What is $1,000? What is $1,500? Clearly, not a lot.’
The lack of funds wasn’t the worst of Susan’s problems, however, as her fiancé later offered to go for a cheaper a Las Vegas wedding.
Appalled as his suggestion, she claimed she had a panic attack, and called her maid of honour for sympathy, who, unsurprisingly, didn’t offer her the comfort she wanted.
‘I was told that I was asking for way too much and I should stick to my budget. I mean…no words can describe,’ wrote Susan, before adding: ‘I just wanted to be a Kardashian for a day and then live my life like normal.
‘I called her a filthy f**king poor excuse of a friend, and hung up.’
The bride’s Facebook page was removed shortly after her outburst, in which she blamed social media for being ‘toxic’.
‘Social media has caused me only paranoia and toxicity,’ she wrote. ‘ I will be spending these next two months backpacking in South America, exploring my soul and ridding myself of toxic energy brought on by my friends and family – the ones who I thought I could trust the most.’
The internet was quick to respond to the bridezilla’s story, with one Facebook user commenting under Susan’s status: ‘I have no words. You’re out of your mind, Susan.’
The post was later uploaded to Mumsnet and other online forums, and quickly amassed hundreds of comments.
‘That’s just so over the top,’ wrote one Mumsnet user. ‘It’s positively jaw dropping.’
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