'10 years gone in 10 minutes,' Woman asks for help after being stood up on her wedding day
A frustrated bride who's groom didn't show up on their wedding day reaches out to a publication after she's left with the financial burden of shouldering their wedding expenses.
Many would think that the worst thing that could happen to a bride on her wedding day is when the groom fails to show up. However, this bride’s story reveals the worst thing than that is being stood up at the altar and having to foot the bill for the entire wedding and honeymoon.
“My fiancé never showed to wedding” was the subject of bride Sasha’s e-mail to The Shade Room where she detailed her horrifying experience of having to foot the entire bill of her wedding which her groom didn’t bother to show up for.
According to Sasha who was writing the publication to secure assistance in settling her wedding expenses, she was getting ready at the hotel on the day of her wedding when everything came crashing down.
She was alerted that her guests had been turned away from the hotel because there was never a paid reservation for their stay. Sasha’s fiancé who she dated for 10 years was supposed to have paid for the reservation and it turned out he never did.
When he failed to show up at the wedding, it all became clear, Sasha was left with no husband and a heaping stack of bills she settled all on her own. This included her wedding dress which she paid for $3k, the DJ worth $2.4k, the photographer worth $4k, and other incidentals worth $2k. She also lost the chance to refund the $3k spent on their honeymoon in Greece because it wasn’t insured. She even spent for a bridal shower.
“10 years gone in 10 minutes,” was how Sasha described her experience and The Shade Room tried to help her out by asking its followers to give her some advice on how to deal with it.
Some suggested she sued him for breach of contract claiming the engagement ring was a contract enough. Others congratulated her for dodging a bullet.
However, the question remains, why didn’t her fiancé show up? They’d been together for 10 years. What could possibly have been the reason for him to bail?
This is also the question another bride must have been asking herself when her groom didn’t show up on their wedding day and the embarrassing moment was captured in a live stream. Manow Jutathip Nimnual and her husband-to-be Phakin Junjerm sent out 1000 invitations and posted their pre-wedding photos on billboards for their big day which was intended to be streamed live on Facebook. Unfortunately for the bride, her groom never showed up and she was forced to make the announcement herself as she addressed the crowd on video. The heartbreaking clip has been viewed more than 5 million times, a sour reminder of the humiliation the bride went through. Many wished her well and offered their sympathy and support. It’s unclear why the groom ditched their wedding but the couple had only known each other for a short while when they decided to marry.
As heartbreaking as these bride's stories go, none of them could match the pain Jessica Padgett went through on her wedding day. Jessica's groom never showed up but not because he didn't intend to marry her. Her groom, Kendall James Murphy wasn't around because he died months earlier. Jessica was supposed to wed Kendall, a firefighter in September. However, while responding to a call about a driver being stuck in a vehicle, he died of a vehicular accident in November. The most heart-wrenching thing about Jessica's story was when she decided to still have a ceremony on the day she was supposed to marry Kendall, but instead of the church, they held it in his gravesite. She wore her wedding gown and friends and family joined her, including her best man and maid of honor, both of whom gave speeches before the family lit paper sky lanterns over Kendall's grave. Nothing could be sadder than the scene captured by the photo below.