A 19-year-old bride from North Queensland, Australia, has asked her wedding guests to cover the costs of their own meal, alcoholic drinks and the wedding cake.
It reads: “Guests are asked to pay for their own meals, the cost of this is $40 [£22] per head. We will provide a few jugs of basic soft drink and water per table however please note alcohol is at your own expense.
The cousin also shared a text exchange with the bride, who reveals the wedding food includes “platters, main course, cake and a soft drink”, with alcohol costing extra.
Weddings are notoriously expensive, as are the hen parties and honeymoons which often accompany them – and, at 19, we certainly couldn’t have afforded to cover food and drink either. The post, however, has divided the internet.
One person wrote: “Bless this mess – this is so tacky. If she can’t afford the wedding/reception, then elope for Christ sake. Absolutely awful.”
However, another person was more sympathetic, writing: “I ‘don’t see anything wrong with it personally. Why does everyone think people need to go into debt for a wedding.”
Another added: “I don’t really see the big deal if they’re not expecting gifts or money which will cost a hell of a lot more than $40 at any wedding I’ve been to.”
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