Every bride and groom has that one thing they definitely DON’T want on their wedding day.
A “thing” they are perfectly within reason of requesting when invitations go out. After all, it is their day.
For some, it’s specifying that children are strictly not invited, for others it’s requesting money over gifts.
For one passionate vegan bride who took the internet by storm last week, it was banning meat-eaters from attending the wedding altogether.
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And for this couple, it was kindly asking guests to refrain from smoking on the grounds of the church and reception.
A request that has one of her guests feeling “a bit miffed”.
Posting to Mumsnet, the guest – who is a cousin of the bride – asked users if she was being unreasonable to find the request “overkill”.
“I by no means chain smoke, but might have one or two outside at a party,” she explained in the post.
“My cousin is getting married soon and the invites request that people don’t smoke within the grounds of the church or the grounds of the reception venue. I’m not going to kick up a fuss, I just feel like its overkill.”
Most responses seemed to sympathise with the bride, some even suggesting that a smoke free-wedding was a “brilliant” idea.
“Great idea. It always smells horrible and I can see why you wouldn’t want that anywhere near your wedding celebrations. If people can have child-free weddings, why on earth not smoke-free ones?” one said.
“Good on her! When we got married 20 years ago, before the no smoking ban, we had all the ashtrays removed from inside the venue with strict instructions for them to be refused to anyone who asked for one, so they had to go outside. We also had a ‘no smoking’ message on the menu cards. We did not want to smell like ashtrays on our wedding day!” another added.