Recently, a post shared by TwtWedding has gone viral on Twitter as the original poster (OP) recounted her experience in which her parents borrowed loan shark to continue hosting her brother’s wedding.
The post has garnered over 3,500 likes at the time of writing, as the story gained attention from netizens about the preposterous incident.
The post owner disappointedly wrote that her brother who got married earlier this year didn’t bring his partner to visit her parents. Her family only knew that his spouse had divorced and bore a child.
“My brother never mentioned anything about his partner,” she added.
She also wrote she started to notice that her brother started to seem lazy and avoid working after the engagement ceremony.
She explained that, “He is a restaurant’s boss. But he seldom visits his shop and didn’t stock up the inventory for it.”
She also stressed that the bridegroom’s family members only attended the ceremony as the bride’s mother was reluctant to let her other siblings to know that her daughter had divorced before.
“We started to find the situation strangely enough, as it’s a good thing but they wanted to keep it as a secret.”
The post owner narrated by saying they had sent invitations to around 1000 guests for the wedding.
However, a fortnight before the ceremony, her brother was indifferent and didn’t offer any money for it.
Her mother was anxious about it and asked her brother for solutions but only to find out that the bridegroom wanted to cancel the wedding due to lack of funds.
Their parents didn’t want to call off the wedding as they felt shameful after sending out the invitations.
“So my mother went to the fastest solution: borrowing money from loan shark. My parents actually credited RM20,000.”
The sister also added sadly that her parents are both working in a factory and going to retire soon in 2 years.
“How can we pay for the debt after?” she asked desperately.
The parents have to burden the entire cost of the wedding while the bridegroom only paid RM7,000 for the wedding couch and loaning the wedding suit.
She finds the expensive wedding couch, which cost RM5,000 is ridiculously high, causing her and her other siblings to be frustrated by the situation.
Money for honeymoon?
When the wedding commenced, her mother seemed happy as all her siblings can gather around together.
Yet, she saw her mother went to her room and cry over the uncertainty of paying back the amount of money borrowed.
The pair of newlyweds even didn’t bother to show up during the wedding ceremony, leaving the whole family behind.
“Saddened by the unsympathetic attitude from both of them, my mother cried in front of us,” she added.
After the wedding, they discovered that the newlyweds went to Sabah for honeymoon and were shocked by it.
“Because they claimed there wasn’t enough money for their wedding, but after that they can afford to go for a honeymoon trip.”
“I’m the only daughter in my household, my brothers have moved out, and the family’s expenses all depend on me. All my salaries and savings are spent on my family,” she said with distress.”
“The wages of my parents are gone to pay back the loan. I felt very miserable, as I’ve mentioned to my brothers the intention to get married but they wanted me to care for my parents and disapproved it,” she confided.
Netizens have different views on this issue as they debated over the main responsible for it.
“The parents also don’t think it out of borrowing from loan shark?? Just humiliated for one day only. Now have to think about the debt.”
“Looks like the son is used to be irresponsible. He didn’t worry about the financial issue as he knew his parents would assist. [I suggest you to ]discuss with your other siblings, and insist that your brother and his wife pay the debt. Have to be tough a little. Other brothers can help to be fierce.”
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Buat duit takde duit, sampai parents pinjam Ah Long. Tup Tup lepas majlis honeymoon di sabah.— TwtWedding (@twtmalaywedding) August 23, 2022
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