In general, I hate the stereotype of the ‘bridezilla’.
It’s a term that speaks back to archaic ideas about how the wedding is the last time that you’ll get to feel pretty, before you spawn children and start making sandwiches.
As a result, women are expected to replace rationality with floral arrangements and seating charts.
The thing is, stereotypes come from somewhere, and every now and then someone comes along who inhabits one perfectly.
Twitter user @0lspicykeychain tweeted screenshots of a status she saw in a wedding shaming group on Facebook. The group allows people to vent about their bad wedding-related experiences, and this one is by far the worst.
In the status, the anonymous woman shares that she and her partner broke up due to “recent and irreparable problems.” She then goes onto explain how the two met at age 14, fell in love, got engaged at 18 (with a $5,000 ring), and had a child together in their early 20s. They then saved up about $15,000 for their dream wedding but quickly discovered that their actual dream wedding would cost about $60,000. “All we asked was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen,” she wrote.
You can read the full post here, but these are some of the highlights from this ill-advised memoir of a status:
No amount of eat-pray-loving around South America is going to help you, lady. We’re only one page in and I already want to lash out. But let’s go on, because maybe there’s a good reason for her anger.
That sounds kind of okay so far, and a little help from friends and family is nice. Then again, that’s almost R1 million on a wedding – what the hell do you need that much cash for? A unicorn?
I’ll come to your wedding, but ask me to pay you R22 000 for the honour and you can shove it, honey.
Let’s do a quick recap of what she’s asking for here:
The couple asked each wedding guest to contribute $1,500 (R22 000) to their wedding, along with a $5,000 (R75 000) pledge from the maid of honor, and a $3,000 (R45 000) pledge from the groom’s parents (“Like, we made it CLEAR. If you couldn’t contribute, you weren’t invited to our exclusive wedding. It’s a once and [sic] a lifetime party.”).
Let’s keep going. It gets better:
Like a Kardashian you say? If she watches that show, it would explain a lot.
She explains they were “f*cking livid” when only eight people RSVP’d and sent the check; her maid of honor soon backed out as well. They set up a GoFundMe page only to receive $250.
On we go:
I agree with the people in the comments. Who hurt you?
Unfortunately, the original post was deleted, and the bride-to-be-Kardashian hasn’t appeared in any other posts. As for what happened after, I’m hoping she popped a chill pill and had a think about her life choices.
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