Bride's 'insane' coronavirus wedding entry rule baffles

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

A bride has left her sister baffled with her ‘insane’ demand that all guests must formally ‘apply’ to attend her destination wedding in February 2021.

Recounting her story in online forum Reddit’s ‘AITA’ thread (that’s ‘Am I The A**hole’), the woman explained how the coronavirus outbreak prompted the bride to thin out the invite list.

Bride's 'insane' coronavirus wedding entry rule baffles. Photo: Reddit.
Bride's 'insane' coronavirus wedding entry rule baffles. Photo: Reddit.

“Because of the pandemic, her original venue has made her cut down on guests because they’re cutting capacity by half,” she wrote.

“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’,” she added.

According to the woman, the essay questions are ‘Why do you still want to celebrate this day with us?’ and ‘What will attending our wedding mean to you specifically?’

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“She’s blatantly looking for people to kiss a** and tell her why they really want to go,” she remarked.

The bride will review the submissions and will pass or fail them ‘based on people’s enthusiasm’; guests who fail to supply both essays will be ‘automatically disqualified’.

Her sister said she was so ‘insulted’ by the vetting process that she refused to RSVP.

“I told her in advance I’m not writing 500 words on why I need to attend her wedding, spend my own money on plane tickets/hotels, and buy her a present,” she wrote.

This didn’t go down well with the bride — who said she ‘won’t be saved a spot’ — nor her parents who think that the essays are ‘perfectly reasonable’ as they give ‘everyone the chance to attend’.

“My parents said if I don’t show up I’m going to be in big f***ing trouble with all our relatives so [I should] just write the essays,” she wrote.

Bride's 'insane' coronavirus wedding entry rule baffles. Photo: Reddit.
Bride's 'insane' coronavirus wedding entry rule baffles. Photo: Reddit.

Annoyed at the thought of spending ‘thousands’ to travel to the destination wedding only to return home and have to quarantine, the woman asked the Reddit community if she was in the right or if she was, in fact, being an ‘a**hole’.

Reddit users decided that she was justified in her feelings and proceeded to suggest creative ways she could meet the essay word count.

“I would definitely send in two essays. The first would say ‘Mom/Dad said I have to come or I’m in BIG trouble’ over and over again until you hit 250. The second, ‘I’m your sibling,’” wrote one.

“I was going to suggest copying and pasting ‘I am Groot’ until you hit 500 words but this is better,” added another.

“I want to come to your wedding very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very much,” a third joked.

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