Jilted Bride Sues Groom Who Failed To Show Up For Wedding Because He Couldn’t Afford To Pay Her Brideprice

A groom who failed to appear at his wedding because he could not raise the agreed dowry is being sued by the embarrassed, out-of-pocket family of his jilted bride, in Kabin Buri district, Thailand.

26-year-old Boonyang Sawatdee and his long-time girlfriend, Arunee Jaengkrachang, 24, were billed to get married in the bride’s home village of Khao Din, Thailand’s Kabin Buri district, on October 22, but the groom never showed up.

The day before the wedding, the couple met with the bride’s parents to make the final preparations for the wedding party and the groom showed no symptoms of “cold feet”, but on Sunday morning, he failed to show up at the agreed time, and so did all of his relatives, which really made everyone suspicious.

Suddenly, Boonyang could not be reached via his phone, so the bride’s family traveled to his home in Sa Kaeo just to find out no one was there, the groom and his parents had fled.

The bride’s family later learned that Boonyang could not raise the dowry he promised, which consisted of THB200,000 cash (about US$6,000) and a five-baht weight of gold, Bangkok Post reported.

The bride’s family said they had paid more than THB100,000 for the wedding party and still owed the caterer THB22,000 for the Chinese feast. Therefore, the family has hired a lawyer to sue the groom for compensation.

Heartbroken, the bride reportedly cried and nearly fainted. She has since quit her factory job in Samut Prakarn because she was ashamed of being left at her altar, Thairath reported.

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