In what is one of the worst cases of bridal entitlement we think we've seen, an American woman named Susan has drawn an epic amount of backlash from friends and social media alike after not only cancelling her wedding after guests refused to donate $1500 (just over R21 000), but for breaking up with her partner for the most ridiculous reason ever.

According to Elle.com, the news of this entitled bride’s shenanigans went viral when a user on Twitter, @olspicykeychain first tweeted a series of screenshots she saw on a Facebook wedding shaming group - Warning: Strong language.

The screenshots reveal a story about a bride who seems to focus so much on planning for an extravagant wedding that she seems to have forgotten that she was actually getting married. 

And while everyone’s big day is certainly an important one, the last thing you want to do is alienate your guests and your own partner by making unreasonable demands.

The vitriol spewed in the post includes the following:

  • Blaming of others for ruining her wedding
  • Demanding that everyone should have made her day the kind of wedding that Kim Kardashian had
  • Accusing family and friends of stabbing her in the back
  • Insulting everyone who couldn’t afford to provide her requested contribution
  • Lashing out at her maid of honour who dared to tell her that she should stick to a smaller budget
  • Claiming that she and her partner specifically asked for cash for their wedding and also that many people, including their maid of honour agreed to the $1 500 stipulated
  • Mentioning that because her ex’s family offered to contribute a higher amount, she didn’t feel it was unfair to ask guests to contribute $1 500 
  • Talking about how it was expected of her friends to help make their wedding come true
  • Ranting about the fact that her ex became her ex because he had the audacity to suggest doing a more budget friendly wedding
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Needless to say folk on social media had a field day with the bride, whose name we only know to be Susan. 

According to Mirror.co.uk, the bride's cousin, who has not been named, has confirmed that the post is true and that the bride, who never used to be that bratty, has some major entitlement issues.

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Many were gobsmacked at the level of obnoxiousness of the bride, who according to Daily Mail, broke up with her partner just a few days before the wedding.



There is nothing wrong with wanting the wedding of your dreams, provided that you and your partner (and your families if they are offering) foot the bill for your wedding. 

It is pretty standard to receive cash as wedding gifts, but to ask for money to pay for your wedding expenses? That goes beyond common decency and speaks to a deeper level of vanity. 

Extravagant weddings don’t equate to happy marriages. In the age of visual culture - where Instagram and other forms of social media play a massive role in creating the idea that the fancier, prettier and more luxurious something is, the better that is, it can be hard to remember that.

Still, that’s certainly no excuse to treat the friends and family you love like they owe you something.

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