Weddings are a really expensive affair, we all know it, with dresses, flowers, venues, catering, rings, al pay, pay and pay again…
So to cover the costs of the whole affair some decide to borrow the money from family or kind friends…
One couple had some different ideas, their names are Pam and Edward, and they just recently did just this, but managed to raise a whopping $30,000 in donations to fund their big day!
They were all planned and the wedding was due to happen on December 1, but just a few weeks before the special occasion, Pam is said to have canceled it, but why?
Well, she got a little excited about the money, and while the wedding has now been put off, while they make use of the money they collected to have a big holiday and have a pre-wedding honeymoon of a lifetime!
You better believe it, that’s just what they are doing…
The odd situation was uncovered in a viral Twitter thread by a user named @wthDARIELLE which was liked more than 16,000 times and retweeted by over 7,000 people, my goodness!
Screenshots taken from Pam’s Facebook page, that showed her announcing the cancellation of the wedding, and in a super long post on Facebook, the bride-to-be said:
“After much reflection and tear-filled conversation with our closest family members, we have decided to cancel our upcoming winter wedding.”
“We thank each and every one of you for your generous donations to our money fund. Can you believe we have raised over $30,000??? Unbelievable!!!”
“Don’t worry, the money you’ve donated will not be spent in vain but rather used towards a honeymoon in the coming months.”
She also said:
“After a honeymoon, we will announce a new wedding date and re-open our money fund for any further gifts! Weddings are expensive.”
“Please stay tuned! In the meantime, I’ll be updating our gift fund registry on Amazon if anyone would like to gift us something to take on a honeymoon.”
As you can probably imagine, the wedding guests were pretty emotional and angry about the whole thing, at least most of them… Someone even threatened legal action.
Someone from the groom’s family said:
“Is this a f***ing joke??? After raking in $30k you decide to be greedy and use it all for yourselves?”
Another family member said:
“You aren’t responding to my calls or texts so I’m just going to tell you: You are to return my more than generous $12,000 donation on behalf of the family in one week.”
“If on 13/11/2019 I do not see the money, in my bank account, I will be seeing you in court. This is unacceptable and is betrayal towards your family members.”
“I took a week off of work, donated $100 and now you’re telling me you’re going to use THIRTY THOUSAND F***ING DOLLARS FOR A HONEYMOON… BEFORE A WEDDING??? Are you insane? You got your lump sun and you say HASTA LA VISTA to your family and friends?”
However, even after these messages, it was clear that Pam wasn’t going to return the money.
She hit back at friends and said:
“No, it’s my money now. You gave it to ME. I’m going through tough times so now you want it back? That’s not how donations work.”
Another person commented:
“I can’t get money for surgery, and someone got $30k for a wedding that didn’t happen that they’re not returning. Excuse me while I got bang my head against a wall for an hour.”
What would you do, what if you were a guest?