When it comes to weddings, couples want to make sure that their loved ones are there with them to celebrate their special day.
But a groom was left heartbroken after his father decided to walk out of his wedding just because he was ‘not interested in the food.’
The father said he already informed his son, Alan, that he would leave early but the groom was shocked when his dad decided to go home right after the ceremony.
Because the father also took his wife with him, the groom was not able to perform the ‘mother and son’ dance.
Taking to Reddit, the dad explained: “My son, Alan, has just recently gotten married to Helen. I love them both very much. It’s relevant to mention that I really dislike parties and large gatherings, I’m not sociable at all and I really just dislike them.
“So it was kind of a downer when I heard that Alan and Helen were going to have a wedding with around 150 people.
“I told Alan ahead of time that I would probably leave early and that I and the rest of our family would take two cars so that they could stay if they wanted to. He looked like he didn’t mind at the time.”
After the ceremony, the father told his son that everything looked great but he already decided to go home.
“He asked if I was going to at least stay for cake or for food but the food didn’t look all that appetising to me so I told him I was just going to leave,” the father went on.
He then told his wife that he was leaving and when she said that she did not want to drive back alone, he asked her to come with him and they left together.
“Then two days later Alan’s new wife bombarded me and my wife with messages that she was disgusted with us, saying horrible things about us and insulting us as people and as parents,” the father continued.
He went on: “Really just sickening. I told her off and asked why she thought it was okay to talk to her in-laws like that and she said that us leaving ‘ruined’ the wedding for Alan and that he was very upset for the rest of the night. She continued to berate us.”
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts on the matter, with one person saying: “Leaving early doesn’t mean not going to the reception at all, and taking your wife along with you was even worse.”
Another wrote: “It’s your son’s wedding and no matter how uncomfortable you feel, it’s your duty as a father to be there. It’s one evening. S**k it up, man.”
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