UPDATE: On Wednesday, BuzzFeed News debunked the following story as marketing stunt to drive traffic to a new website that focuses on social media drama. The original story follows.
The almost guests of one wedding were left feeling furious after receiving a lengthly message from the bride informing them that they’ve decided to call the wedding off.
The couple had already raked in over £23,000 from generous friends and family and didn’t give the guests the option to take their hard-earned cash back.
Friends and family quickly jumped onto the Facebook message, angrily responding to the bride’s news that they would, in fact, be spending the money on their honeymoon.
It didn’t go down well.
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“Hi invitees to the wedding.” The post cheerily started.
It goes on to explain how the bride, Pam and groom, Edward, have made the decision to cancel their wedding and reschedule it at a different time when they’re “in a better place”.
The bride tells the guests that they’ve “raised” over £23k for their wedding and assured people that the money wouldn’t be spent in recklessly, but instead it’ll go towards their upcoming honeymoon.
“After we regain financial stability and hold calm in our hearts after a honeymoon, we will announce a new wedding date and re-open our money fund for further gifts. Weddings are expensive!”
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The tweet, which is so audacious some people have called it out as being fake, also shares the replies the family members gave the bride in response to her announcement.
One uncle, who gave the bride and groom £9,000, posted underneath the initial comment demanding his money back after the pair didn’t respond to his calls and texts.
“You are to return my more than generous $12,000 donation on behalf of the [blanked out] family in one week. If on 11/13/2019 I don’t see that money, IN CASH, in my bank account, I will be seeing you in court.”
Most of Pam’s family members were less than enthused about the change of plans, but one bridesmaid called out the barrage of messages to ask them to “consider Pam’s feelings” in all of this.
Weddings can be stressful at the best of times, but we’ll take a drunk uncle over this any day.