Bride and groom shock guests with tall ask
A bride and groom have been called out for asking their wedding guests to pay for their own food at the event.
One disgruntled guest took to Reddit to ask if it was reasonable to refuse to pay for their own food at the upcoming wedding.
“It’s a close friend’s wedding in a few months time and everyone on the guestlist has been asked to pay $110/£80 (AUD $149) to cover the cost of their own meal instead of buying a wedding gift,” they wrote.
“It was worded in a way that very much made it sound like you would be taken off of the guest list if the money wasn’t sent through soon.
“If it were a small wedding and they were keeping costs low I feel like this would be more understandable, however, the bride and groom have spent thousands on their big day so it feels a little cheeky to me to expect everyone to cough up to attend their ‘special day.’
“I am not the only one to be feeling uncomfortable about this situation.”
The guest went on to explain that both the bride and groom earn good money, and though it is “up to them how they want to spend” it, they feel the couple are showing a “lack of understanding about how much money their guests are already spending on attending this wedding”.
Reddit users were less than impressed with the bride and groom’s decision.
“It’s unfortunate too many people have these huge weddings where they expect the guest to cover the costs. They could have had a less extravagant wedding if they couldn’t afford it,” one commented.
“Something sounds off about the whole thing,” another said. “I definitely wouldn’t go - I’ve got a bad feeling about it from the list of bizarro things you’ve listed.”
A third countered: “Asking guests to pay for their own meals is outrageously tacky and inappropriate, but there is absolutely nothing stopping you from politely saying, ‘I’m sorry, we cannot attend’.”