Excited Bride Live-Streams Wedding, But Groom Never Arrived
With over 1,000 guests in attendance and everything carefully planned, one bride thought she had everything covered. But she would receive the heartbreak of a lifetime when she live-streamed her wedding, but her groom never arrived! Ouch.
In the days that led to the big day, Manow Jutathip Nimnual of Thailand and her would-be husband Pakin Junjerm had carefully laid out plans for the wedding.
Just like most brides and grooms these days, the two made sure they got everything right for their wedding – from the caterers that would serve at least 1,000 guests to the perfect pre-nup photos they posed in to celebrate the occasion.
Money was not a problem for the couple who made sure they hired the best photographers to take the best shots, so they can look stunning the billboards they set up across their town. The 24-year-old bride posted many photos of the preparations on her Facebook account, wowing her friends and followers with the extravagant stuff.
Everything thought the wedding was going to be among the best, most popular weddings of the year. Little did they know that it would become viral, but not in the way the bride expected.
Weeks before the wedding, the couple sent 1,000 invitations to their guests. Manow also posted an online ‘save the date’ invite for all her friends.
It seems that the couple does not mind having so many guests to their grand wedding.
July 22, 2018 was supposed to be a big day for the couple. Manow arrived first at the venue in Wat Pikoolthong in Muang district and was pleased with the arrangements. The excited bride just couldn’t wait to share her big moment with her friends; thus, she thought about live-streaming the wedding.
But her groom never arrived.
As the minutes passed and no groom still in sight, Manow realized he was never going to arrive. He could no longer be reached, and the guests were getting restless as they realized the awkward situation they were witnessing.
With the guests waiting for nothing, Manow announced that the wedding is never going to happen because the groom will not be arriving.
It turned out that Manow had actually caught Pakin with another woman just a week prior to the wedding, reports Bangkok Post. But Pakin assured her that this should not be a problem; he also insisted that he can solve the situation by himself.
But the other woman was not the only problem that hounded the doomed wedding.
In Thailand, families still practice giving and collecting dowry.
Now, Manow and Pakin had only been dating for a short time when he offered marriage. According to Manow’s cousin cousin Kanyalak Puangmala, her cousin agreed to marry her 20-year-old boyfriend.
While Pakin was expected to give a 300,000 baht ($9,000) dowry of cash and gold to the bride’s family, Manow ‘only’ asked for 200,000 baht ($6,000).
The day before the wedding, Pakin’s family admitted that they could only afford 60,000 baht ($1,800); the bride’s family decided to accept the small dowry. The groom’s family said they would meet the bride’s family at the venue at 5AM on the wedding day but the scheduled noontime ceremony schedule arrived, with no groom in sight.
The bride’s family asked Pakin’s uncle to stand for him as the guy looked like the groom but the uncle demanded 1 million baht ($30,000). Ouch.
But Manow’s live-stream video has gone viral, with over 5 million views.
Many people were rooting for her, saying she should not lose hope. Others advised that she find someone else who would love her, whether he can afford the dowry or not!