Bride reads cheating fiancé's texts instead of vows at wedding
Content Editor / May 06 2019
One bold woman went viral when she decided to read her cheating husband-to-be’s text messages in lieu of her vows on their wedding day.
The bride-to-be, Casey*, had been relaxing with her girlfriends in a hotel room on the night before her big day when her phone began to buzz as she received a ton of text messages.
One of her bridesmaids joked that her phone was “running hot”, she explained to Whimn. However, the messages she read sent a chill up her spine.
“The message was a series of screenshots from a number I didn’t recognize,” she said. “The accompanying message simply said, ‘I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?’”
“The screenshots were of conversations between my husband-to-be and another woman. Loads of them, including selfies of the pair.
“She was the opposite of me. I’m blonde and fair, and this unknown woman had dark hair and olive skin.
“The texts were dated from months to only days before. My brain simply could not compute WTF was going on. There was no questioning the legitimacy of these messages. I just knew.”
The messages cut the bride-to-be to the core.
“This weekend. You and I. It is on, hot stuff. Bring your A game.”
“Your body is fucking incredible. And shit do you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do.”
Casey was devastated, but decided to go ahead with the wedding – or the pretence of it, at least. She did not sleep that night.
“I walked down the aisle with leaden feet, my dream dress now just a costume. As he saw my face he knew this was not an ecstatic woman on her big day, but he had no idea what was coming,” she said.
Once at the altar, she said: “There will be no wedding today. It seems Alex* is not who I thought he was.”
“A ripple of shock went through the crowd and Alex tried to grab my hands but I put down my flowers to reveal my phone in my hand.
“I read every single message she sent me. With each word, more colour left Alex’s face.
He stalked out of the church with his best man trailing behind him. His family looked on, horrified.”
Casey then faced her guests and said that the reception would go ahead as planned, despite everything that had happened.
“It was certainly not the wedding day I had planned but to our credit, it was one hell of a party,” she said.
*Names have been changed
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.