A groom decided he was no longer ready for commitment and messaged all his family and friends cancelling the big day, with just two weeks left to go. Bizarrely, he then changed his mind five hours later and messaged everyone that it was back on!
Guests were left in shock after receiving a rant of emails from the groom saying that the big day was cancelled, with the frantic emails making people assume he was either “drunk” or that the marriage wasn’t looking like the right step at the time.
The first email had the title “Unfortunate Announcement” and when opened, said: “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do.”
It continued: “I know there will be no way I can ever apologise enough but I am not going to follow through with the wedding.
“Again I am truly sorry.”
Guests were left baffled by this shocking message, which gave no explanation as to why such a rash decision had been made. Before this rash decision was made even odder, the groom sent out a followup email backtracking on his major decision.
It said: “Sincere apologies – Please Read!!!
“To family, friends and guests. I am truly sorry for sending the message I did last night. It should not have been sent.
“I am sorry for giving everyone a heart attack! Again please accept my apologies.”
A Reddit user who had been invited to the wedding published a screenshot of the emails online and explained how the emails were sent only five hours apart to all the guests attending the big day, despite it only being two weeks away.
The Reddit user added: “Everyone at our job had been invited… and everyone saw these emails (written by the groom). It was horribly awkward.
“Had I been her, I’d be so mortified that I’m not sure if I’d be able to follow through with the wedding.”
These randomly sent emails caused quite a stir with online users, many of whom speculated that the marriage was now inevitably doomed.
One user wrote: “This isn’t going too well. I’d wait until the twelfth month to send my wedding gift, just in case.”
Another added: “I’d be opening up a book on whether the wedding happened. And if it did, I’d open another one on when the divorce will be.”
Whilst another guest said that they had something similar happen to a couple they knew, and that hadn’t ended well.
They wrote: “Had a family member cancel a week and a half before the wedding. 3/4 of the guest were from out of state or country.
“It was a mess but I think she dodged a MAJOR bullet. The groom had a new SO [significant other] within TWO WEEKS!”
Meanwhile, another user joked that the groom must have been extremely drunk when sending that first message.
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