Wedding planning is stressful. There is so much to consider that it is no surprise that brides tend to go a little… crazy.
Even the beginning stages of planning can be overwhelming, like deciding where and when to tie the knot in the first place.
One particular bride has very specific dreams about her special day.
She wants a destination “somewhere” in Asia, so she knows that not all of her loved ones will be able to fork out the time and money that will be required for such a destination wedding.
That’s why she sent out a very detailed and somewhat aggressive save-the-date.
The save-the-date was leaked by one of her potential guests onto a Facebook group called, “that’s it, I’m wedding shaming (non ban-happy edition)”.
The group is private and the public post of the pre-invitation has since been deleted; however, luckily, screenshots exist.
The front looks innocent enough.
However, once guests flipped the page over, they were bombarded by a laundry list of information.
The bride informs guests that they will need at least two weeks off from work because,
“one week is to [sic] short for how long the flights are.”
She continues to tell guests they will need between $4,000 and $5,000 (not including the cost of flight).
She concludes the save-the-date saying,
“if you want to attend start saving your pennies now!”
Note that the save-the-date does not actually give guests a date to save.
Many people found the invitation to be inconsiderate and ridiculous.
Just elope— Beth Veraldi (@bethveraldi) January 11, 2019
Easy fix, Send her a list of things to keep in mind before inviting you. You are only available between certain dates. List your dietary, medical & insurance requirements. Finally don't forget your appearance fee of at least $5000 to cover costs😉— letmesaythis123 (@letmesaythis123) January 9, 2019
I'd shred this if i got it on the mail. What a bitch.https://t.co/yZ3uCZzVdt— DeltaTrader (@DeltaTradr) January 9, 2019
I would've replied with a "screw you" letter.https://t.co/CJtH7Jw2ZH— David Vainqueur (@True_Canuck1) January 9, 2019
I guess they didn't want any guests, but their parents insisted, so they sent this "invitation" 😏— Asaf Artsi (@AsafArtsi) January 9, 2019
But I can see why it "sparked fury" - they wrote "to short" instead of "too short". I suspect they did it intentionally! 🤬
However, others can understand the reasoning behind her aggressiveness.
not sure what she’s done wrong here. she’s making sure people fully consider it before committing, and also looking out for her and her partner to ensure they don’t get heaps of people cancelling late after they’ve spent up on their wedding.— bob loblaw (@krapto_king) January 9, 2019
Seems to me that she’s being honest about what will be involved in attending. She’s not demanding anything— Dave (@normallycomplex) January 9, 2019
Bridezilla’s shocking list of demands https://t.co/amN1DyRQN8 via @newscomauHQ-Not that rude of an invite.But depends if she marries in a city to a province to be cheap or not.Also nice way to deter people that you have to invite but dont really want them there.— Dahicandaz (@dahicandaz) January 9, 2019
I wonder how many guests will RSVP “yes.”