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Earlier this year, a bride-to-be’s Facebook status went viral through a screenshot in which she threatened to uninvite her guests from her wedding. First, she explained that she had to cancel her wedding (which she originally planned to have in Thailand) because her friends said they couldn’t pay $3,000 to attend.
“At the risk of sounding entitled, I have to vent today,” the unidentified bride began. “OK, I get it, paying $3K to share my special day is too much for some of you. I’d pay for yours, but whatever.”
According to the status, the bride and the groom changed the wedding location to Hawaii so it would be “within everyone’s reach.” But it would still cost guests $2,000 to make the trip to the new destination.
After this change, only seven guests said they could attend.
“It costs less but less of you wanna come?!” she wrote. “Is that what you think of [my fiance] and me? You can’t spare $2K to come and share our happiness?”
She ended her post saying that if people didn’t respond to her wedding invitation within three days she would delete them as a Facebook friend.
“Good luck keeping up with our lives then,” she wrote.
A post randomly picked up traction on a forum for parents in the UK called Mumsnet. A user on the forum named Namechanger86745 said she had been a bridesmaid for her “close friend” without any major problems, but recently things had gotten out of hand.
According to this user, she and the other five bridesmaids all hated the dress the bride-to-be asked them to buy and wear to her wedding. The bride asked them to purchase the floor-length, $188 gown in yellow.
“Am I being unreasonable to tell her that we do not want to wear and pay for these monstrosities?” the user asked. “How do I do that without upsetting her? She’s so stressed and I don’t want to add to that.”
When the user finally told the bride-to-be that the bridesmaids really disliked the dress, drama emerged. Luckily, it all turned out to be a prank, and it turns out there was a silver lining.
“On the upside, as an apology, I get to pick the bridesmaid dresses now,” the original poster said.
Some people think this wedding coordinator took things a bit too far with a list of “rules and regulations” that were sent out before the wedding.
The guidelines, which were first posted by Redditor laika_cat, include such requests as “DO NOT TALK TO THE BRIDE AT ALL” and “do not have a full face of makeup.”
Here’s the list from the Reddit post, which was emailed to guests:
“Please arrive 15-30 minutes early.
Please DO NOT wear white, cream or ivory.
Please do not wear anything other than a basic bob or ponytail.
Please do not have a full face of makeup.
Do not record during the ceremony.
Do not check in on FB until instructed.
Use #[redacted] when posting all pictures.
DO NOT TALK TO THE BRIDE AT ALL.
Everyone will toast with [redacted]. No exceptions.
Lastly, you must come with a gift 75$ or more or you won’t be admitted in.”
People who saw this online found the so-called “rules” to be ridiculous.
Early last year, Kolbie Sanders, 24, ended her engagement to her Skylar Cotton a week before the wedding was scheduled to happen. Kolbie wanted to make something meaningful out of their breakup, so after talking it over with Skylar, she decided to donate their hired venue to a couple they felt was deserving of it: Halie Hipsher and Matthew Jones. Sanders found the couple after sharing her idea in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.
The winning couple also got free catering, photography, floral arrangements, and hair and makeup — all donated by people and companies who were inspired by Kolbie’s generosity after her Facebook post spread around the internet.
Kolbie also attended the wedding, which was originally supposed to be her own, as a guest on behalf of Hispher and Jones! How sweet!
In September 2018, Lorna and Joshua Gantt got married. During the reception, the wedding photographer had no choice but to shove Lorna’s stepmother out of the way to capture the couple’s first kiss on camera.
Lorna said her stepmother was in the way of their hired photographer, Ashley Easterling. So Easterling had to think fast and get that perfect shot that actually wasn’t so perfect in the end…
“I applaud Ashley for capturing my special moment; she made sure to go above and beyond to do whatever she had to do to make sure I got the pictures we paid for,” she said. “I couldn’t be more thankful.” – maybe her step-mother deserved it!😉
After her wedding back in September, Alex Bigler decided to have some memorable fun on the ONE day she got to wear her wedding gown, by jumping into a lake at her wedding reception. …and yes, she was still wearing her wedding gown!
Bigler’s new husband, Alex Schiller, launched her off the “blob,” an inflatable trampoline and into the water.
“I wasn’t about to let our guests have all the fun,” Alex said.
The good news is that Bigler said her dress “held up well,” however it still needed a trip to the dry cleaners.
“I wanted to maximize the amount of time and fun I had with my dress,” she said, “and this definitely did the trick.”
While on their honeymoon in Sri Lanka in December 2017, Gina Lyons, 33, and Mark Lee, 35, from London, decided to buy the hotel they were staying in when they learned its lease was due to expire.
After drinking 12 glasses of rum, the couple discovered it would cost $39,576 to take over the hotel for three years. So they bought it.
“Our friends and family think we’re idiots and shouldn’t have been doing it,” said Gina. She also found out she was pregnant three months after buying the hotel. “We owed a lot of money from the wedding and only lived in a tiny flat, and now we had a baby on the way.”
After closing the newly-renamed Lucky Beach Tangalle for $8,000 worth of renovations, it reopened in July. What a life-changer!
In April 2018, Penny and Richard, both in their early 70’s, got married in Las Vegas, Nevada, less than a year after their first date. The Texas-based couple met first on a dating site, but it was Penny’s granddaughter, Tori, who encouraged her to create an account and go on that first date with Richard.
To thank Tori for pushing her to go out of her comfort zone, Penny wore one of her granddaughter’s old prom dresses to the Vegas wedding.
“My granny ran away to Vegas with a guy she met online that I always joked about her dating, and she got married to him in my prom dress,” – Tori. “This woman is literally my best friend.”
In 2017, Vincent and Manda Alexander (a couple from Texas) were having an important conversation that every couple has before their wedding: whether or not there should be clowns at the wedding.
“When we were talking about what kind of reception we wanted after the ceremony, I originally told my wife that I wanted a clown to be there,” said Vincent. “My wife was pretty against it, but she said if I wanted to, I could have the clown.”
So, Vincent decided to prank Manda by having his brother Matt dress up as a clown and hide in the background of a few pictures they took after their wedding.
…and the best bit? Manda didn’t notice until a year after their wedding when they were looking at pictures from their big day.
Naturally, Manda was nothing but shocked.