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.
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
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.
Unreal. My wedding cost $3,000 tops, it was held in our backyard. We had 80 people and had a blast. My biggest concern was that everyone had enough to eat and drink. I didn’t give a rat’s ass about gifts. This woman is way too immature and self-centered to get married.— MarttaRoseKelly (@MarttaRoseKelly) August 26, 2018
Girl! What’s $1500???? She is mad. Your wedding is YOUR wedding. YOU pay for it. Guests are guests. Gees. I’ve never heard of such greed out of pure desperation for the perfect wedding. Here is a piece of helpful advice. You are not happy. A 60k wedding isn’t gonna fix that.— GlamGal (@GlamGal_77) August 27, 2018
Who the hell expects people to pay $1500 to attend their wedding? Her ex must be thanking his lucky stars he dodged this particular bullet.— Kimbery Carey (@KimberyHough) August 26, 2018
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.