Weddings have a tendency of stressing out some of the participants. This bazaar story illustrates that fairly well. A bride-to-be was hoping for a fairytale wedding, but there was just one problem: money. She didn’t have enough cash to pull it off. Instead, she decided to pass the expense on to the guests and asked each to pony up $1,200.
The identity of the woman is still somewhat of a mystery. The media, delighting in the hilarity, are simply identifying her as a Canadian woman named Susan.
Her wedding was going to be expensive: $46,020.
Now, though, it has been called off. The event was cancelled four days before it was set to take place.
But the bride isn’t going away quietly.
“Dear friends,” she posted, “it comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the wedding. I apologize for cancelling 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.”
“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 [Canadian]. 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].”
“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.”
The guests, though–and there’s no estimate on how many guests were actually invited–didn’t rush to send in cash. Daily Mail writes that only eight actually sent in money.
“We were f***ing livid,” Susan continued.
“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.”
“It was only a month before the wedding. To cancel everything would have been more than $5,000.”
“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.”
“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.”
Her soon-to-be husband, who was still sticking around at this point in the psychotic episode, suggested perhaps the couple could elope in Vegas. That went over well.
“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.”
“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.”
After the post went viral, “Susan” took down her Facebook page. That hasn’t kept anyone from sharing the screenshots.
Many are speculating about the veracity of the post. There’s no good way to know, really. Many of those who have responded claim to have been her friends and family.