A bride who jokingly replied ‘I don’t’ during her wedding found that her joke backfired slightly – as the registrar then refused to go ahead with the ceremony.
As a result, the entire wedding had to be cancelled, and the guests sent home.
Tina Albrecht, 27, was to marry fiancé Dietmar Koch, 29, at a castle in Steyr, Upper Austria. But the wedding had to be called off after Albrecht, a receptionist, tried to bring a bit of humour into the ceremony by saying ‘I don’t’, before immediately correcting herself.
Under an Austrian law intended to prevent forced marriages if either party replies to the key question in the negative the wedding is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled for a further 10 weeks.
Ms Albrecht said: ‘We had to send all our guests home and now we have to wait until March before we can try again.
She added: ‘In retrospect it was probably not so funny.’
Frankly, we have to disagree on that point
May this never be for you as you wed soon. Amen