Couple lost thousands after more than half of their wedding guests didn't turn up

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By Nasima Khatun

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A couple was left feeling sad on what was supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives after less than half of their guests turned up to their wedding reception.

Gray Narvaez-Dragion, a transgender woman who uses they/them pronouns, was left feeling deflated after "88 people" said they would attend their wedding to the love of their life, but "not even 40 showed up."

Taking to TikTok, Narvaez-Dragion shared the news with their followers via a series of videos.

In one particular clip, you can see the camera pan around an almost-empty venue, with hardly anyone sitting around the tables or dancing on the main floor.

In the caption of a different video, the newly-married TikToker claimed that they decided to cut the reception short, missing out on their sparkler sendoff, private dance, and dinner due to the lack of guests in attendance as per the New York Post.

They then added that there were other things that went wrong on their big day too, including their mom deadnaming them as well as the remains of little gifts that were handmade for their guests.

"We literally sat in the empty ceremony room together and cried," Narvaez-Dragion wrote. "Ended reception early, Nyx's family immediately left after pictures, my mom didnt say a single word to me until my dad made her, canceled my dream send off, canceled dinner at my favorite place, the DJ felt so bad he made us use the photobooth I hadn't touched and took pics together, we fell during our first dance... My mom deadnamed me at my own wedding too."

But the worst part of it all was the fact that the couple had spent thousands of dollars hand-making little gifts and favors for guests to take home, which all ended up going to waste.

"I spent so much trying to make this enjoyable for everyone," they continued. "I have magnets and soap gifts made for everyone… and I have so much left. Nyx made spell jars and we were up until 2:30 this morning trying to make this enjoyable for everyone.

"Most of my money was spent on things for the guests..."

When replying to another user, they disclosed that they had spent approximately "27K" on everything.

Other clips on the TikToker's account showed them in their wedding gown, spending time with their other half as well as the few guests that actually did turn up.

Upon hearing about their sadness, other social media users suggested throwing a smaller bash for all their newfound supporters.

One said: "I HAVE AN IDEA!! If you want to remake the wedding but at a cheaper reception and your new Tiktok family will have your back and show up for [you?]"

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Credit: TikTok

And others also seemed to love the idea.

"We are all celebrating you, I’m so sorry this happened but I hope you can feel all the love here," this user stated, to which Narvaez-Dragion responded that they were "overwhelmed" and "grateful for this app."

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Credit: TikTok

Some also turned their attention to validating the newlywed's feelings.

"It’s not okay they did that to you BUT what matters is the two most important people were there - you and your new husband. Congratulations..."

"Your dress was beautiful and you seem so thoughtful, I'm sorry hun."

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Credit: TikTok

Regardless of the downs of the big day, it seems as though the couple are extremely happy together and in sharing their story, they've gained hundreds of fans that are willing to join them for any future festivities!

Featured Image Credit: Panther Media GmbH / Alamy

Couple lost thousands after more than half of their wedding guests didn't turn up

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

A couple was left feeling sad on what was supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives after less than half of their guests turned up to their wedding reception.

Gray Narvaez-Dragion, a transgender woman who uses they/them pronouns, was left feeling deflated after "88 people" said they would attend their wedding to the love of their life, but "not even 40 showed up."

Taking to TikTok, Narvaez-Dragion shared the news with their followers via a series of videos.

In one particular clip, you can see the camera pan around an almost-empty venue, with hardly anyone sitting around the tables or dancing on the main floor.

In the caption of a different video, the newly-married TikToker claimed that they decided to cut the reception short, missing out on their sparkler sendoff, private dance, and dinner due to the lack of guests in attendance as per the New York Post.

They then added that there were other things that went wrong on their big day too, including their mom deadnaming them as well as the remains of little gifts that were handmade for their guests.

"We literally sat in the empty ceremony room together and cried," Narvaez-Dragion wrote. "Ended reception early, Nyx's family immediately left after pictures, my mom didnt say a single word to me until my dad made her, canceled my dream send off, canceled dinner at my favorite place, the DJ felt so bad he made us use the photobooth I hadn't touched and took pics together, we fell during our first dance... My mom deadnamed me at my own wedding too."

But the worst part of it all was the fact that the couple had spent thousands of dollars hand-making little gifts and favors for guests to take home, which all ended up going to waste.

"I spent so much trying to make this enjoyable for everyone," they continued. "I have magnets and soap gifts made for everyone… and I have so much left. Nyx made spell jars and we were up until 2:30 this morning trying to make this enjoyable for everyone.

"Most of my money was spent on things for the guests..."

When replying to another user, they disclosed that they had spent approximately "27K" on everything.

Other clips on the TikToker's account showed them in their wedding gown, spending time with their other half as well as the few guests that actually did turn up.

Upon hearing about their sadness, other social media users suggested throwing a smaller bash for all their newfound supporters.

One said: "I HAVE AN IDEA!! If you want to remake the wedding but at a cheaper reception and your new Tiktok family will have your back and show up for [you?]"

wp-image-1263198399 size-large
Credit: TikTok

And others also seemed to love the idea.

"We are all celebrating you, I’m so sorry this happened but I hope you can feel all the love here," this user stated, to which Narvaez-Dragion responded that they were "overwhelmed" and "grateful for this app."

wp-image-1263198400 size-large
Credit: TikTok

Some also turned their attention to validating the newlywed's feelings.

"It’s not okay they did that to you BUT what matters is the two most important people were there - you and your new husband. Congratulations..."

"Your dress was beautiful and you seem so thoughtful, I'm sorry hun."

wp-image-1263198402 size-large
Credit: TikTok

Regardless of the downs of the big day, it seems as though the couple are extremely happy together and in sharing their story, they've gained hundreds of fans that are willing to join them for any future festivities!

Featured Image Credit: Panther Media GmbH / Alamy