The Irish Mail on Sunday

All dressed up with nowhere to go... Rory’s groomsmen


RORY MCILROY said it was posting the invitation­s last week that gave him cold feet and prompted him to call of his wedding to Caroline Wozniacki.

But we can reveal that the wedding plans were far more advanced than that.

The Diary has learned that Caroline had already picked out her dream bridesmaid­s’ dresses and Rory’s groomsmen had even been fitted for the suits.

Sources tell us that planning for the wedding was way ahead of schedule until Rory’s shock announceme­nt on Wednesday.

‘The bridesmaid­s’ dresses had been picked and the best men were fitted for their suits in New York just two weeks ago,’ said one source.

‘Everything was planned so it’s a big shock.’

Indeed, before the news that the Wozzilroy wedding was off both Caroline and Rory moved to deny reports that their big day had been organised for November in New York.

But it seems that these reports were not far off the mark as the wedding party were already booted and suited.

In his dramatic statement, Rory said: ‘There is no right way to end a relationsh­ip that has been so important to two people. The problem is mine.

‘The wedding invitation­s issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails.

‘I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we’ve had. I will not be saying anything more about our relationsh­ip in any setting,’ the 25-year-old Co. Down golfer added.

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