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Bridezilla saga sends her fiance and friends fleeing

This story is the reason the word “bridezilla” was invented.


Joseph Knoop

Internet Culture

For those of us with partners who wouldn’t mind a quick Las Vegas wedding, we should thank our lucky stars today. Whoever was engaged to the bridezilla in this recent viral story isn’t so fortunate.

Planning a wedding is a hellish nightmare that most people would rather just toss to their spouse or relatives to plan, but not this self-centered bride.

The story comes courtesy of Twitter user @0lspicykeychain, who says they found the status in a “wedding shaming” group they’re part of on Facebook. For the uninitiated, wedding shaming is basically a gathering of folks who love to rag on overly gaudy, elaborate, or otherwise totally bonkers weddings.

Our tale begins innocently enough. There’s a charming woman from modest means and a fairytale journey of young love. Our heroine and her partner met each other working on her parents’ farm, quickly bonding and falling in love as youths, and becoming engaged at 18 (with, as the poster points out, a ring “worth nearly $5K”). They took their commitment all the way to community college and had their first child at the age of 20.

Our two ill-fated lovebirds manage to save up $15,000 for their wedding, according to our author. As all wise and sane people do, though, the couple consulted a psychic for help choosing between two possible venues. The psychic told them to go for the more expensive option in Aruba, totaling an estimated $60,000.

Strap in, folks. It’s all downhill from here.

Our author requested some cash gifts from attendees, which isn’t all that unusual. It’s certainly easier than hauling a Crock-Pot out of Target. Unfortunately, our author asked for a not-so-standard donation of $1,500 per guest. Naturally, only eight guests RSVPed with their checks, signaling the beginning of the end of the relationship.

The exasperated fiance asked if it would be a bad idea to get a much cheaper wedding in Vegas, which our faulty bride-to-be just would not have. Unfortunately for her, this was the end of her engagement.

Our tragic tale ends with some choice words for the bride-to-be’s supposed bridesmaids, and plenty of bewilderment that our starry-eyed princess turned into a 50-story bridezilla.

For never was there a story of more “whoa,” than this of Susan and her bullet-dodging Romeo.

H/T: Someecards

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