Bride warns wedding guests: 'If you RSVP and then miss the wedding, you'll be charged R1 300'

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  • Wedding invitations are always designed to introduce the couple’s style as a pair, and they also reveal how the couple is together.
  • The invitation also provides guests with critical information about the big day such as date, venue, theme etc.
  • However, one Reddit bride decided to add a little extra card in her invitation envelope warning guests that should they choose to not attend the wedding after RSVPing, they will have to pay a fee.

The bride-to-be took to Facebook to share her invitation on a wedding page called Budget Wedding Planning Community; however, the post became viral on Reddit.

The wedding invitation envelope was unique as it included a little extra card to serve as a warning to guests. She begins her post by saying, “So I’m making little cards to add to our envelopes for our invitations.”

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Acknowledging that what she’s doing may be a little bit unheard of, she continues to justify her reason.

“I know it may seem rude or harsh, but with Covid-19 and restrictions having us cut down our list and to make this day affordable for us as well, I don’t have any guilt about it. Is anyone else doing something like this?”

Her post included an image of the card that read, “Please note that you have chosen with love to celebrate this joyous event with us.” Underneath, there’s fine print which says, “We are paying per plate; if you RSVP ‘Attending’ and do not make it, we will be requesting the $100 (about R1 300) cost from you and each person in your party.”

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Reddit users saw the post and quickly voiced their opinions and disagreed with the bride-to-be, with one saying, “What’s the point of this, though? If someone doesn’t show up to your wedding for anything other than the most dire of emergencies, surely they wouldn’t be dissuaded by this tacky card? All you’re doing with this is alienating your guests."

Another added, “I mean, she can request all she wants. Who’s she going to send for collection?”

What do you think about adding an extra card like this to a wedding invite? Do you have your own wedding story to share with us? Get in touch with us here.

Source: Reddit

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