Would you write an application to be a wedding guest?
COVID-19 has led to a series of restrictions that have had huge ramifications for people planning 2020 - even early-2021 - weddings.
Couples are being forced to cancel their weddings, cull their wedding guest lists or only invite 2 or 3 people.
One couple has decided to go in a different direction. In order to cut down their invites, a US bride has asked her potential guests to apply for a place at her wedding.
The bride's sister took to Reddit to share the situation she has been put in, now forced to put forward a written application to attend her sister's wedding.
Writing on the platform Reddit, in the AITA (Am I the a**hole?) subgroup - a place where people seek objective opinions on who is right and wrong in conflicts - she laid out her sister's system.
The unnamed bride and groom were forced to postpone their wedding due to Coronavirus and therefore she was asked by her venue to "cut down on guests because they’re cutting capacity by half," explained her sister.
"As a result she’s sending out “re-invites” that ask everyone to RSVP again. But in order to figure out who to invite and who to cut, she’s asking all confirmed guests to submit two 250-word “essays” to two questions."
The bride's sister is "really insulted by all of this", especially considering the chosen topics "broad topics like 'why do you still want to celebrate this day with us?' And 'what will attending our wedding mean to you specifically?'"
The bride told her that if she doesn't "properly" complete her RSVP essay, she will not be saved a spot.
And while their parents are telling her to just write something she's "already annoyed".
She concludes that she " will not belt out 500 words on how this is totally my choice".
The post has received thousands of comments, most agrreeing that the request is outrageous!
"It's ridiculous to ask anyone to do this. You invite people to your wedding because you want to share your important moments with them not the other way around.
"Frankly anyone who spends time out of their day to write an essay begging for the privilege of a wedding invitation is a giant doormat," wrote one Redditor.
Another said: "Not only is she ridiculous but she’s also tacky. She doesn’t seem to get that literally no one is as invested in her wedding as she is.
"Also, what happens after someone writes an essay and still gets cut from the list? TACKY!"
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