A bride has been torn apart on social media after she shared her controversial wedding favour plan. Usually, wedding favours are small gifts that guests can take home, often in the form of chocolate, a small plant or personalised items.
However, this particular bride came up with a type of wedding favour that guests would actually have to pay $5 for — and almost every guest would walk away empty-handed. Her unconventional idea was instantly labelled “tacky” and “tasteless” after it was shared on a popular Facebook wedding shaming group.
Alongside an image of a sign saying “Honeymoon Fund. Unlock the box and it’s yours! $5 per code”, the bride explained how her game worked.
“Made a sign for my wedding and here’s the idea for it,” she wrote. “I want a clear box that has a lock or code on it and fill it with different liquors and maybe lotto tickets, and let people put money in for it for a chance to win it.
“I will have a bowl or something with a TON of different combos in it and one will be the real code. This is also instead of doing wedding favours for everyone too.”
She was quickly slated in the comments, with people astounded that anybody would consider doing this instead of wedding favours.
“So you have to buy raffle tickets and don’t get a favour? In addition to already bringing some kind of wedding gift. Why not just charge everyone $5 cover at the door,” a confused person wrote.
“Seriously everyone pays $5 to NOT get a wedding favour??? But you get to go on a holiday??? Girl if I saw that [at] a wedding, I would turn around and leave, taking my gift with me!” another added.
“MAYBE…. If it was a game and all guests could get one code, and you did that instead of favours that would be ok. But making them pay, big yikes. Just have a wishing well and give nothing back tbh.” a third pointed out.
“Argh. It makes me so uncomfortable when a wedding becomes more about raising as much money as possible for a honeymoon than actually celebrating a union with your loved ones,” another remarked.
Others pointed out some potential flaws in the bride’s game.
“What happens though if within the first five people they get the actual code? Then you’re out all those other chance of people trying. So you make next to nothing,” a group member commented.
“There is part of me that would love to see this implemented, and one person pays the $5 and they get the code first time. They get those lottery tickets and then win $5 million or something. That would be kinda funny,” quipped another.
“Those dials look pretty cheap. Be pretty easy for someone to just listen for the clicks and pop it open,” a third chimed in.
“Ew lmao. I wish SO BADLY someone would draw the code first. F**k this idea. Tacky. Honestly, I’d steal it out of spite, be easy to,” wrote another.
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