Most “weird” wedding invite causes uproar
Many engaged couples have been forced to keep their wedding plans on pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A bride and broom-to-be have been on the receiving end from netizens after falling prey to the recent harsh times that’s threatening to wreak mass havoc due to their wedding invitation.
In a letter shared online on micro-blogging site Twitter by a New York woman identified as Mary Von Aue, it divided the guests into three groups, A, B, C. The invitation read :
Dear friends and family,
Please understand that our venue is limited in the number of guests we will be able to accommodate for our wedding day. As much as we would love to have each and every one of you join us on our big day, we are forced to split our guests into groups to ensure we do not surpass our capacity restrictions.
Group A: Please RSVP as soon as possible. We appreciate your promptness as we will be able to extend any vacant seats to additional guests.
Groups B & C: Please keep a close watch on our wedding website for notice that we have space available. If you already know that you are unable to join us, it is helpful that you decline via the RSVP function on our website.
If possible, we encourage our guests to hire a babysitter for the night and leave your children at home. As much as we love your kids, we are doing our best to make space for all of the guests we can. We also ask for our single guests to forgo their plus one if possible. We appreciate your understanding.
YOU ARE IN GROUP A
The tweet which racked up over 3000 likes and 1000 replies didn’t augur well with some tweeps while others had to understand them due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic as they had to the safety guidelines.
Check out some of the reactions below ;
To the people who are offended-seriously, put your big girl/boy pants on and stop being such a baby. The girl is just trying to plan a wedding during A pandemic and she is doing the best she can. I honestly don’t think she meant to offend anyone on her list.
— Christine Spiel (@cspiel) July 30, 2020
This invitation is truly rude. I see ppl defending it as “but it’s pandemic planning.” No. There are far nicer ways to approach it. You don’t tell people they’re less important. I would have declined and ended my friendship if I’d gotten an invite like that.
— Nicola Wearer of Masks, Washer of Hands (@hi_its_nicola) July 26, 2020
I don’t care what anyone else here says, you don’t invite more than the capacity of the venue, and asking singles and parents to forgo their dates/kids is tacky. If you don’t want +1s or kids, you don’t invite anyone that has them. This isn’t rocket science.
— Craig Pilgram (@cppilgram) July 25, 2020
I don’t know, I’m pretty anti-wedding so this seems extra bad to me. But if you really want that wedding, I don’t see why it shouldn’t just be really close people. And if you aren’t invited to the wedding of someone you are barely in contact with, maybe also don’t be offended.
— eMa (@EmaSegreto) July 26, 2020