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Welcome back to another Crazy Wedding Story of the week. This one is especially crazy and convoluted. It has all that: a ridiculously expecting bride, furious family members threatening to sue, and a twisting you surely won’t see coming. You’re so welcome that I’ve brought you this juicy happen to brighten your Wednesday. I know, I know–I deserve a f* cking medal. Or, in lieu of a medal, I will likewise accept $30,000 in donations–you’ll determine why in a sec. I can’t really hold an introduction to this story without committing too much of it away, so let’s just section right to the chase.

The Set-Up

Today’s crazy wed narration “re coming” us via the Choosing Beggars subreddit, which proves in and of itself to be gold. The proposition of the subreddit is exposing choosy beggars, i.e ., people who expect stupid freebies for no good reason. Highly recommend for your procrastinating-at-work pleasure. So when someone posted screenshots to r/ choosingbeggars of a Facebook post in which a bride discloses she’s canceling her wedding after receiving a whopping $30,000 in donations, the post swiftly departed viral on the subreddit. Exactly in case we have some unclean deleting on our hands, here’s the screenshot of what went down 😛 TAGEND

HOLY SH* T. First of all, it’s nuts that this couple managed to raise $ 30,000 BEFORE the wed. But that’s obviously not the real question here. How in the actual sh* t does someone think it’s okay to collect the thousands of dollars from their friends and family, then pull a bait-and-switch? Then ask for MORE money and endows ?? The boldnes of these beings. I would be mildly affected if I didn’t want to slap the sh* t out of them.

The thing with donating coin to a cause is that you typically expect the money you contribute will, in fact, go to that effect. Sooooo flip-flopping and saying that you unexpectedly needed by that money for a lavish honeymoon BEFORE you’re even married( which, let’s be real, is simply a vacation) and to get yourselves financially stable, makes actually zero sense.

Here’s a hot gratuity: if you’re not financially stable, you probs shouldn’t be taking a $30 k honeymoon. I’m no business insider, but that seems like jolly legit advice, right?

Also, you know that” rescheduled uniting” ain’t happenin’ and this is just a blatant cash grab. If I knew such person or persons , is not simply would they not get another gift from me for their honeymoon, but they would never verify another penny from me as long as we both shall live.

The Backlash

NATURALLY, every family member, guest, and wedding party member rightly freaked the f* ck out. The screenshots for you, my affections 😛 TAGEND

There’s so much more than even these, but can I get a rich uncle who simply gives me like $12 k? That’d be tight. Also, can we not with the one bridesmaid that’s like” I “ve given you” $200 and I love you–I’m such a good friend “? Alright, Gretchen Wieners, take it easy.

The Plot Thickens

If the initial positions and statements seemed a little wild even for the average psycho marriage story, you aren’t alone in being all, “hmmm.”

The investigators at Buzzfeed did some sleuthing and it ogles as though this entire incident could have been a marketing ploy by some bullsh* t fellowship. I intend, good enterprise, sell assholes. The post disappeared up on Reddit on Monday and quickly was shared, like, everywhere because of how purely absurd it is.

More screenshots of the family responses popped up on Monday night, but exclusively via some f* cking website we’ve never heard of called CapturedIt.club, which seems a little weird. When it did move up, literally NOTHING ELSE was on the website. Sketch.

Any additional “comments” from family members had the Captured It Club watermark, which, like, again, seems a little peculiar. If these are real screenshots, why are they watermarked with some rando website’s reputation? Damn, how did none of us pick up on this? I feel like a chump. Even more questionable , none of the Facebook posts had any actions, which is pretty weird. You would think something of this caliber would be a sea of furious face emojis, wow faces, and detest buttons. The tack in the coffin, though, is that GoFundMe has no record of a bride named Pam and her theorized fiance, Edward. And despite mentioning an Amazon registry in her original post , no such Amazon registry for a Pam and Edward exists.

And, after Buzzfeed publicized their article exposing the fact that this whole story may have been a PR stunt, capturedit.club took everything down off their website and replaced it with this screenshot 😛 TAGEND

So … it looks like we’ve all been hustled, scammed, duped, guided awry. But now I have more questions than answers. Who/ what is Ben Hobbs? What the f* ck is the point of this capturedit.club website in the first place? Why were we all so enthusiastic to believe that someone would scam their friends and family out of $ 30,000?

I guess I’ve got to hand it to the people behind this weird-ass website for fooling us all. But, candidly, I’m kind of sad this isn’t real. What does that “re just saying” me? Perhaps I’ll grapple with these existential dilemmas in next week’s crazy wedding story.

Images: Vitaliy Karimov/ Shutterstock.com; Choosing Beggars/ Reddit( 6 )


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