When it comes to weddings, it’s the bride’s (and groom’s) big day. So who are we to judge their choices.
A bride doesn’t want to wear white, or even, she doesn’t want to wear a dress? Her decision.
No bridesmaids or groomsmen? Well, that means you halve the photo time.
Not allowing plus ones? Great, you’re saving money.
But, there is one teeny-tiny detail that can rile up even the calmest of people: cash gifts.
In a forum on Mumsnet, one user expressed their utter distaste at a recent invitation she received. The woman was invited to only the second part of the celebration, but asked to help pay for the honeymoon.
“Please no children, we hope you understand, our wedding day might get quite out of hand, please do rock up to the evening do, and helping out with the honeymoon would be so kind of you,” the invitation explained.
The user kindly provided her own translation: “Sooo – whole family not invited, not important enough to come to the wedding itself, but please do still help pay for our honeymoon.”
The poster, using the name StepAwayFromGoogle, told the forum she and her partner were getting married in 2019 and had already decided on a poem regarding gifts of their own.
“We are going to explicitly say ‘no presents’ on the invite i.e. ‘It’s cost you all a fortune to travel here and stay overnight, so that’s our present thanks, we’re quite alright.'”