Bride cancels wedding after friends and family donate $30k, goes on honeymoon instead

Bride on piles of money
Safe to say her friends and family weren't too happy. Photo credit: Getty.

Planning a wedding is no joke - it's both stressful and expensive, so a little help never goes amiss. 

But one bride apparently shocked her friends and family after receiving over US$30,000 (NZ$47,000) in donations for her wedding, before cancelling the whole thing and blowing the money on an expensive honeymoon.

In a Facebook post presumably shared to Reddit by a friend, the bride, only known as 'Pam', announced the upcoming winter wedding was cancelled, "after much reflection and [a] tear-filled conversation with our closest family members." 

"We thank each and every one of you for your generous early donations to our money fund. Can you believe we have raised over $30,000? Unbelievable," she gushed.

"Don't worry, the money you've donated will not be spent in vain, but rather used towards a honeymoon in the coming months."

Wait... what? 

The bride further explained that they are using the money to "offset honeymoon costs" and plan an "even better future wedding". 

"We really couldn't have made it this far without you," she wrote. "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." 

Comments from the bride's friends and family on her original post were also screenshotted and posted online, and they're about as confused and mad as you might imagine. 

One anonymous commenter labelled as the "bride's friend" asked: "In all seriousness, is the wedding really cancelled? I've already gotten the time off for December which is less than a month away." 

Others took a more aggressive approach. A family member of the groom wrote, "is this a f**king joke? After raking in $30k you decide to be greedy and use it all for yourselves?"

Bride cancels wedding after friends and family donate $30k, goes on honeymoon instead
Photo credit: Reddit.

Unsurprisingly, the bride was defensive, commenting that she was feeling "attacked and hanged up on [sic]".

"If I want to use the money, who cares how? I told you the wedding is getting rescheduled not cancelled." 

The screenshot of the palaver has racked up almost 20,000 comments from Redditers, most of whom couldn't believe the audacity of the couple. 

"We've decided to use the money on something else THIS TIME... but next time, donate again and maybe we will actually get married!" one person summarised the post

"My favourite part is where she says the 30K will be used to offset the honeymoon costs. Where the hell are they going, the damn moon?" another questioned. 

Others questioned the mention of "financial stability".

"I've never had anything near 30k, live in a relatively expensive area, and make very little money and consider myself financially stable. These people are ridiculous," wrote a Redditer. 

It's definitely not the first time a Bridezilla has come under fire for bizarre wedding behaviour. Earlier this year, one bride turned to Reddit for help after choosing her "cuter" niece as a flower girl, then firing her on the day.