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When no guests turned up to this couple's wedding, Facebook came to the rescue

When no guests turned up to this couple's wedding, Facebook came to the rescue


Written by Katie Byrne


We're feeling all the feels about this emotional big-day story...

 

Guests failing to arrive at a wedding is every couple's nightmare - and it actually happened to one couple in Israel.

When bride-to-be Annette's father passed away shortly before her wedding day, guests assumed the wedding would be cancelled - and for reasons we can't quite understand, decided not to check. And so it was the bride and her groom, Lior, found themselves with only a few guests at their ceremony.

However, a quick-thinking relative of the groom managed to rectify the situation.

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The family member, identified only as Rivka, shared a post on Facebook, asking people to attend the couple's celebration.

In the post, Rivka wrote: "The bride lost both her parents in the last two years,' she wrote. 'Her father passed away a month ago, and now there is no one there except for a few relatives. You don't need a gift, you don't need money. Just come fill the auditorium, fulfill a mitzvah, and make a bride and groom happy".

Remarkably, almost 2,000 people came to the wedding of the Solomons - oh, the power of social media!

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Speaking to YnetNews about the wedding, Rivka said: "I arrived at the wedding and saw that it was almost ten at night and there were no people... I thought I had gone to the wrong place. There were only ten people. I saw my uncle and asked, 'Where is everyone?' He told me, 'they didn't come.' And then I told myself that I would start posting."

She continued; "So it passed through word of mouth and more than two thousand people came. These are the Israeli people at their best. The groom and bride cried. Understand, at the wedding canopy they were alone. After the story was published, people came to make them happy".

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One such guest, Dana Yaakovian, said of the last-minute party invite: "I live in Yavne and someone from Yavne shared the post on Facebook and we decided to come... I arrived with my boyfriend, Liad Hajaj, to the event space. We saw the post at 10:30pm and arrived after half an hour. There were already hundreds of people when we arrived, lots of music and people. People didn't stop arriving until midnight and made the groom and bride happy".

Aw. What a sweet story!


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