A bride who was concerned about not being able to afford her wedding ceremony asked netizens for their suggestions on Facebook. A screenshot of the post has gone viral on social media.
The post was later shared on Reddit with the caption, ‘Bride fails to budget appropriately, wants her guests to pay for her reception’.
The bride-to-be wrote on Facebook, “Did anyone ask their guests to pay for their meals? Everything is so expensive at the moment. We’re either going to postpone our October wedding, cancel the guest part or ask our guests to pay for their meals in lieu of gifts”.
“I’ve sent invites out so not sure how we’d go about it. Please help. I’m stressed and sad,” she further added.
Netizens sympathised with the bride, with few saying that it was sensible for the guests to pay for their own meals if she didn’t expect gifts from them. Here’s what they said:
One netizen said, “That’s what my dad did at his wedding, on the invite it said no gifts but please pay for your meal.”
Another user wrote, “Personally if I was asked to pay for my food within reason instead of a gift I would be really happy with that. So long as that was the understanding from the start. Some people just want to spend the day with their family and friends I see no issue with that.”