'Tacky' bride slammed for demanding guests pay for their wedding meal

‘Tacky’ bride is slammed for demanding guests pay for their own meals at her wedding where ‘monetary gifts are preferred’

  • TikTok user Kelli went viral after sharing a wedding invite she’d received
  • The couple told their guests they were ‘obliged’ to pay for their own meal
  • The newlyweds also informed loved ones that they’d prefer cash over presents
  • Outraged viewers said a ‘wedding is not a fundraiser’ and labelled it ‘tacky’

A ‘tacky’ bride has been slammed for demanding guests pay for their own meal at her wedding. 

Earlier this month, TikTok user Kelli, from the US, went viral when she posted a video about the invitation she had received in the post.

The anonymous bride and groom opted for a chic double-sided invitation – with one side in black-and-white and the other designed with gold foil embellishment.

After providing their guests with all the important details of the day, a note at the very bottom of the card struck a chord with Kelli.

It read: ‘Please understand that you are obligated to pay for your own meal.’ 

The couple opted for a chic double-sided invite. A message on the front was blasted on TikTok after the bride and groom informed their loved ones that they were ‘obliged’ to pay for their own meal

The couple also made a point of telling guests that ‘monetary gifts were preferred’. The video has racked up over 825,000 views on TikTok

But that wasn’t the only instruction on the invite that didn’t go down well with their guest. 

On the reverse, the couple essentially asked their loved ones for cash over traditional presents.

They added: ‘All gifts appreciated; monetary gifts preferred.’

Urging viewers to share the opinion on the couple’s approach, Kelli wrote: ‘Tell us how you really feel!’

‘That’s so tacky’: outraged TikTok users blasted the couple and felt the need to remind them that their wedding is ‘not a fundraiser’ 

Unsurprisingly, the couple’s invite was widely criticised in the comments of the video, which has now been viewed by over 825,000 people.

‘If you can’t afford to have a wedding & pay for your guests, then either don’t invite so many people or just have a wedding with immediate family,’ one comment – which has amassed 6,350 ‘likes’ – read.

Another outraged viewer wrote: ‘I swear some people get married thinking it’s a FUNDRAISER!’

‘No way in hell I’d go,’ a third said. ‘That’s so tacky.’

 ‘I would be fine paying for my own meal if the invite said no gifts,’ a fourth said. ‘But to expect cash when guests are paying for themselves is absolutely ridiculous.’

‘I’ll never understand why people don’t get married within their means,’ a fifth said. ‘Like there is zero shame in just having a potluck in someone’s backyard.’

Meanwhile, a sixth asserted: ‘The word “obligated” should never be on any wedding invitation.’

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