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Bridezilla scams for house downpayment cash from friends, family not invited to wedding

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A bride who plans to elope is hoping her non-existent guests will go for broke.

Posting in a Facebook group called That’s it, I’m Wedding Shaming, a woman reportedly asked members of the group for advice about how to announce their private wedding on April 17 while also requesting that their friends and family — who weren’t invited — send money so they could buy a house, The Sun reported. 

A Facebook group that exists with that name is private. However, a screenshot of the couple’s announcement, obtained by The Sun, said, “You were in our hearts on this very special day, and we appreciate your continued love and support.”

A bride reportedly asked a Facebook group for advice about how to ask uninvited wedding guests for money. Johnstocker – stock.adobe.com
A bride reportedly asked a Facebook group for advice about how to ask uninvited wedding guests for money. Johnstocker – stock.adobe.com
The bride posted a mockup of her wedding announcement in the group. Facebook
The bride posted a mockup of her wedding announcement in the group. Facebook

“We are very excited to explore this new chapter together as husband + wife. In light of our new chapter, we want to announce our excitement of buying a house!” the card continued.

The bride then allegedly asked people in the group for advice on how to ask people for a cash gift so she and her husband could purchase a home.

“I wanted to add a QR code that’s linked to a registry or something where they can either buy a gift or give money to go towards the downpayment on our house and add a sentence or two explaining it,” the bride asked.

“How would you go about adding/asking?” she added.

The others in the Facebook group were not amused by her request and called her out for it.

“So a bill? You’re basically sending a bill?” one person asked.

“My husband and I eloped (not in secret) and expected absolutely nothing from anyone. I couldn’t imagine asking for gifts when you didn’t even invite anyone to the wedding,” another said.

“If you’re eloping in secret, doesn’t that kinda forfeit the ability to get gifts?” suggested a third.

People in the group bashed the bride for her question. Getty Images/iStockphoto
People in the group bashed the bride for her question. Getty Images/iStockphoto

This isn’t the first time a bride’s wedding cash grab has been shamed by the Facebook group.

An anonymous couple recently got chided online for asking their wedding guests to pay them $40 per person for adults and $20 for kids.