WEDDINGS can become very expensive – even when you are trying to keep it low key.
And when planning it, it may feel like you are trying to scrape the coins by any means necessary.
However, one couple have sparked conversation after asking their guests to fund it all for them – and even admitting that they didn’t want a small wedding.
It caused one of their wedding guests to head to online forum Reddit asking others their thoughts after the person who posted was left confused.
The guest explained that the registry was split into funds for each vendor, the wedding dress, and even the honeymoon – which resulted in a total of around $30,000 (£24,500).
In the guest's post, they said: "So an acquaintance is getting married and sent out their wedding website/registry. Now this person wants an over-the-top kind of wedding for their lifestyle.
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“They don't work, only their partner does, yet the cost of the wedding is about $30k right now.
"How do I know this? Their registry only has cash funds for every single vendor, a regular cash fund, and a honeymoon fund. They said absolutely no gifts, only contributions to the funds.
"Everything from the videographer, to the wedding dress, and even manicure and pedicure costs are on there.
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"It's supposed to be a guest count of 125 so I guess they expect everyone to contribute at least $240. Mind you, this is all a group of younger people that haven't even finished college yet or have kids."
Other Reddit users quickly rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts.
One person said: "Just call it your honeymoon fund and use it for whatever you want. The onus is still on the couple to budget properly.
"Just keep it tactful and don’t let guests feel they’re funding your special day."
Another added: "Since this is only an acquaintance I think you should respond 'unable to attend' and pass on giving this entitled couple any money."
However, others could see the benefit of what they were doing.
'Funding your special day'
Someone said: "I know a couple who is asking guests for 'funds' but for experiences — like snorkelling on their honeymoon or a couples’ cooking class.
"I think it’s a great idea for people who have everything."
While someone else wrote: "I might be in the minority on this one, but I don't see the issue in asking for cash instead of gifts.
"However, making an obvious 'I just want you to pay for all of my wedding' is a little tacky.
"In short, I think there was a better way to do this, but the idea behind it I don't think is terrible."
A third stated: "I’d rather have cash than get a bunch of stuff that I already have.
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“Honestly, if I ever get married I will probably have a honeymoon fund where if guests want they can contribute money to the fund.
“If they don’t, no harm no foul, but I don’t want a casserole dish or a dozen fancy napkins."
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