Traveling 3,000 miles for a friend’s wedding, I mistakenly attended the wrong one

In a tale that has gained viral attention, a woman named Arti Mala embarked on an unintentional adventure when she flew over 3000 miles from Washington DC to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend her friend Gaurav’s wedding, only to find herself at the wrong celebration.

Mala’s TikTok video, now circulating widely, captured the bewildering moment she realized her mistake. As she scanned the unfamiliar venue, a sign revealed a couple’s names: “Caitlin and Stephen. 12.08.2023. Thank you for sharing our special day with us.”

Amid the confusion, the groom’s brother approached Mala, remarking, “You’ve come to Scotland from America and come to the wrong wedding.”

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With laughter, Mala admitted, “It’s true, oh my gosh I’m at the wrong wedding.”

The groom joined the conversation, playfully saying, “My wedding and her wedding,” gesturing towards the bride.

Fortunately, the actual wedding venue was only a mile away. Mala arranged for an Uber and managed to make it to her friend’s wedding reception in time, despite missing the ceremony and speeches.

In a subsequent TikTok video, Mala elaborated on her mistake. Rushing due to lateness, she entered the venue without a thorough check. Realizing her unfamiliarity with the attendees, she attributed it to being an out-of-town guest.

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Upon spotting a sign congratulating “Caitlin and Stephen,” Mala initially assumed she might have entered the wrong section of a large venue hosting multiple events.

However, the truth eventually dawned on her, and her predicament was compounded when she struggled to secure another Uber ride. It was then that the groom and his brother approached her, revealing they had made similar location errors that day.

Mala expressed gratitude for their understanding and revealed that even the bride offered her a drink while waiting for her ride. Though she declined, eager to reach her intended event, Mala acknowledged missing significant parts of her friend’s celebration.

@firstseedfoods congratulations Caitlin and Stephen🤗 thanks for being such good sports and inviting me in for a drink #weddingtiktok #scotland #ohno ♬ original sound – Arti

Despite the mix-up, Mala found solace in her friends’ forgiving attitude. She confessed to feeling guilty for not capturing the special moments between the British, Punjabi, and Scottish families as planned. Nevertheless, her friends were pleased she made it, emphasizing that her presence added to the joyous occasion.

Amidst the chaos, Mala concluded, “It was an insane start to the day but a magical and memorable evening.”

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