Couple's 'greedy' wedding request slammed on social media

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

An Australian couple has been slammed on Facebook after someone shared their wedding invitation, which featured a "greedy" request.

The Facebook user shared their invitation which featured a "terrible" poem asking guests to withdraw $100 notes to give the newlyweds.

A couple has been slammed as 'greedy' after asking wedding guests to give them hundreds of dollars as they're 'in debt'. Photo: Facebook
A couple has been slammed as 'greedy' after asking wedding guests to give them hundreds of dollars as they're 'in debt'. Photo: Facebook

"Eeek, thought this was a shaming post.. but no, it was from an invitation designer I was following," the user wrote. "I feel like the choice of words about the wishing well is a bit..tacky? In Australia, 'greens' means $100 notes."

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They continued, "Wishing wells are totally the norm here. But most people would include a card with text that indicates it's optional ie, 'If you'd like to contribute to our honeymoon fund/our life together/give a gift, a wishing well will be available at our reception.'"

The poem explains the couple's "bank account is in debt" and they would "like it to go back into credit", before asking their guests to "please visit the ATM" and "pull out your greens". 

The couple requested their guests get hundred dollar notes out for their wishing well. Photo: Getty
The couple requested their guests get hundred dollar notes out for their wishing well. Photo: Getty

It finishes with, "So place your cash in our wishing well and make our dreams come true, that will be swell."

Facebook users instantly slammed the couple's invitation and poem.

"The biggest crime is that this is a TERRIBLE POEM," one user wrote.

"This sounds like one of those poems someone puts through google translate 10 times then tries to put it back into English," another joked. 

"PSA: these poems don’t make your weird requests whimsical and cute," someone else wrote.

"All tackiness aside, this rhyme scheme is really grating. Terrible terrible poem. Zero points. I would TAKE money from this wishing well — they don’t deserve it," another wrote.

"Oh wow. I've always wondered what the polite way to ask for money is...I know this ain't it," someone else added.

"Hands down the cringiest thing I’ve ever had the displeasure of f***ing reading," one wrote.

Others suggested the guests give money to a charity as the couple's gift, with some saying they should use Monopoly money instead.

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