On August 25, a Twitter account called “0lspicykeychain,” brought attention to a bride who allegedly called off her wedding after guests refused to pay 1,500 Canadian dollars to attend the event.

According to the Twitter user, the screenshots were from a “very real” Facebook status that was shared in a “wedding shaming group” that she was a part of.

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The Twitter user said, “if you have a solid 10 mins to absorb this,” please do.

The bride starts off her statement by sharing the news that she decided to cancel her wedding and end her engagement:

Dear Friends,

It comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the [retracted] wedding. I apologize for canceling only 4 days beforehand. Unfortunately, [redacted] and I have broken up due to some recent and irreparable problems. We have decided to end our relationship and not go forth with an future proceedings. However, we are remaining civil and are still a team for our son. After hours of tears, mental exhaustion, and even disassociation, I have come to this decision.

Before continuing to explain why and how their engagement and wedding fell apart, the bride, we will now call Alex, explained that she would be deleting social media and backpacking across South America for the next two months in order to “explore her soul and rid herself of toxic energy brought on by her friends and family”— the people whom she thought she could trust the most.

Alex continued:

How did this all come crashing down? Well, I invite you all on Facebook to take a seat and listen. … Before I begin this mini novel, I invite all of you, including though who have ruined my marriage and my life, to put yourself in my shoes. For once, let me take the stage and let me voice the most painful few months of my life.

Alex explained that it all began as a fairy tale. She met the the love of her life and future husband at the age of 14. By 18, they were engaged.

Fast forward to the age of 20, the couple welcomed their first child and worked to save up nearly $15,000 for their wedding:

Since our love was like a fairy tale, we wanted an extravagant blow out wedding, one where our son could be included. We started touring venues and were torn between two. A local psychic told us to go with the more expensive option, and we though why the hell not? We just needed a little push.

However, despite having saved up 15 grand, the couple ended up planning a $60,000 wedding, “with flights to Aruba included.”

So, they decided to ask for help from their friends and family:

I SPECIFICALLY, I mean SPECIFICALLY asked for cash gifts. How could we have OUR wedding that WE dreamed of without proper funding? We’d sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,00. We talked to a few people who even promised us more to make our dream come true. My maid of honor (who shall not be named) pledged $5,000 along with her planning services. We tearfully thanked and accepted. My ex’s family offered to contribute $3,000. So our request for $1,500 for all other guests was not f*cking out of the ordinary. Like, we made it CLEAR. If you couldn’t contribute, you weren’t invited to our exclusive wedding. It’s a once and a lifetime party.

The former bride said that after their RSVPs went out, only a total of eight people replied with all eight of those people sending checks for $1,500 CAD.

Alex was not impressed with the amount of people willing to help them throw their dream wedding. She asked, “How was this supposed to happen without a little help from our friends.”

Alex said it only got worse from there.

Her ex’s family took back their offer of $3,000, and her maid of honor completely backed out of the wedding about a month before it was set to take place:

Desperately, we resent our invites and asked people to donate what they could. I mean seriously people, what is $1,000? What is $1,500? Clearly, not a lot. It would be quite manageable and within budget. I’ve heard of people asking for worse.  …  I yelled at my ex, I became unraveled. i realized my dream wedding was becoming a nightmare.

After the groom realized his bride’s dream wedding wasn’t going to happen, he suggested eloping in Vegas.

Alex laughed at him, and when she realized he was serious, she had “a panic attack.”

She called her maid of honor looking for some sympathy, but was instead told that she “was asking for way too much and that she should stick to her budget”:

“I mean…no words can describe. How could someone who offered me THOUSANDS of F*CKING DOLLARS deny me MY promised money and then tell me to shift down my budget? She knows my dream was a blowout wedding. I just wanted to be a Kardashian for a day and then live my life like normal. I called her a filthy poor excuse of a friend, and hung up.

Alex said that slowly but surely, those she was closest to began turning their backs on her— even the groom.

She explained:

My ex started to talk to my maid of honor and gossip about me behind my back. I over hear him talking in the basement when he called me a stuck up b*tch.

Those who were still Facebook friends with Alex commented on the post saying things like:

I have no words. You’re out of your mind.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU??? Who on hell EXPECTS that amount of money?

And Twitter agreed:

Wow the groom dodged a bullet.

That crazy b*tch is going to milk every dime of child support she can out of that deal I’d hire a good lawyer and try and get custody.

If she just burned her life to the ground and is going to go backpacking in South and Central America alone, the man probably has a good case for trying to get custody.

All her friends. Also-is she just leaving her child for two months while she recovers from her self imposed drama?

I got a hand-me-down “massage stone” for a wedding gift in a water damaged box and I still wrote them a thank you card. Chick thinks a grand is a reasonable gift?

After reading that, I realize I’m the most chill bride to be ever.

There is no word yet on whether the bride made it to South America.

Editor’s Note: This headline was updated for clarity after publication.

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