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I Left My Groom 30 Minutes before the Wedding after Reading a Note from My Maid of Honor

Sonali Pandey
Jun 11, 2024
07:41 A.M.

Jane was moments away from walking down the aisle when a secret note from her maid of honor turned her wedding day upside down. What was written in the note?

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You know how they say your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life? Well, mine turned into a day I'll never forget — I left my groom 30 minutes before the wedding.

Here's what happened:

So, there I was in my room, all dolled up for what was supposed to be the biggest day of my life.

I was doing my lips when Cindy, my maid of honor, came rushing in.

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A bride | Source: Unsplash

She's not the huggy type, so when she wrapped her arms around me tight, I knew something was up. She slipped a note to me and whispered, "Read this now. And go. GO!" Then she was out, just like that.

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I was confused, my heart now pounding in my chest. I peeked at the note. "Go to the restroom." That's all it said.

The wedding coordinator was busy fussing over the final details. I approached her and said, "Sorry, but I need to use the restroom. Just give me 5 minutes."

She nodded, looking a bit stressed but understanding.

Outside the restroom, Dad and Cindy were waiting, looking like they'd seen a ghost.

Dad handed me another note, his hand shaking. "Read it, but brace yourself," he said. I could barely hear him.

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A pen resting on a sheet of paper | Source: Unsplash

The note was a bombshell.

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Alex, my fiancé, was cheating on me with someone named Mara. Their flirtatious, intimate texts were right there on the paper. They had been together for a long time, even before Alex and I decided to get engaged. The last message was them planning to hook up after our "honeymoon."

My world just stopped.

"Why? How did you get this?" I asked, my voice barely there.

Cindy looked at me, her eyes full of pain and anger. "I've been suspicious of Alex. Saw him sneaky with his phone, heard whispers. So, I did what any friend would do — I looked out for you."

Turns out, she'd hired a private investigator two months back and uncovered Alex's truth.

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A detective looking at a board | Source: Pexels

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My heart sank that the man I had loved truly and deeply turned out to be a liar and a cheat.

Dad was there for me, solid as ever. "We got the report today. Waited till the last minute to decide. We couldn't let you marry him, not after knowing this," he said, wrapping an arm around me.

I saw the sadness in his eyes. Dad raised me single-handedly after Mom passed away when I was just two. It was his dream to see me get married.

I felt numb. Betrayed. "I need a moment," I whispered, trying to process it all.

After a while, I knew what I had to do. "We need to expose him," I said firmly. "But how?"

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A woman in a bridal dress leaning against a wall | Source: Pexels

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Cindy gave me a small smile. "I have a plan. But it's going to need a bit of acting on your part. Can you do it?"

I nodded, desperate for some justice. Cindy outlined her plan.

We crafted a fake message thread, similar to Alex's real ones, but with a made-up person.

As guests filled the venue, whispering about the delay, Cindy discreetly informed a few important family members and friends about a 'surprise' during the ceremony so that we had their full attention.

When I walked down the aisle, my heart was pounding, not with joy but with the adrenaline of what was about to unfold. Alex looked confused but relieved to see me approaching.

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A bride holding a bouquet | Source: Pexels

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Standing before our guests, I took a deep breath. "Ladies and gentlemen," I said loudly, "before I marry Alex, there's something you need to know."

At that point, Cindy hit the projector, showing the fake messages. The room gasped, all eyes on us.

Alex's face went from white to red. "This is crazy! They're lying!" he shouted, but his voice was shaky — another sign he was lying.

"Yes, these are fake," I said, my voice calm but firm. "But they're just like the real ones Alex has been sending to someone else. He's betrayed us all."

Man wiping his tears | Source: Unsplash

Man wiping his tears | Source: Unsplash

A loud gasp rang out in the gathering again. People were shocked and disappointed. Alex tried to deny it, but Cindy showed the real evidence to our families. He was exposed.

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The wedding was called off. Alex's parents looked disappointed and embarrassed as they walked out. It was humiliating for his family, but I had to do this.

Guests came up to me, offering support and admiration for my bravery. Dad and Cindy stood by me, reminding me of the love and strength around me. I was so glad to have them by my side.

It wasn't the wedding day I'd dreamed of, but it marked the beginning of my healing process and a step towards a future where honesty and trust would never be in question.

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A bride walking on grass | Source: Pexels

What would you have done in my shoes?

Here's another story for you | As Sophie is about to kiss her groom and celebrate their matrimony by walking down the aisle, a mysterious woman carrying red paint joins them. When the red paint is splattered all over Sophie's dress, she learns more about her husband than she ever thought possible.

Full story here.

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