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Wedding Furor

I have to run some errands but before I do that, I would like to share something shared by a friend-neighbor on Facebook. It's ludicrous and quite unbelievable, really.

So, this bride invites friends over to her wedding, right? And then the guest went and paid $100 (as much as she could afford) for two persons to attend the wedding. And then, after that, she got a sarcastic message on Facebook AFTER the wedding from the bride asking her why the amount paid was so little.

I was like.....???????.......

Look, the wedding is yours and the cost of the wedding is to be borne by the bride, groom and family. Whatever the guests give you is already a bonus. They are there to celebrate with you, to create an atmosphere. True, it is by tradition that guests give you money or gifts when they attend your wedding but ALSO traditionally, the guests do not shoulder the responsibility of covering the cost of your wedding. Walau-eh....better not to go to the wedding because....there is no reason to impose upon the guests the cost of your wedding...because it is NOT THEIR WEDDING, it is YOURS. LOL.

First of all, nobody really likes to attend weddings, it's bothersome, you have to pay money for cheap entertainment, you have to mingle around with people you quite possibly don't know, you have to dress up to the nines when you would rather curl up on the sofa with your loved ones watching re-runs. There are better ways to spend an evening.

Second of all, would she rather have an empty wedding reception?

Third of all, be appreciative people actually made the effort to come congratulate you on your new union. Wedding is not a business deal, and people who actually made a profit from it are purely accidental (most of the time, I hope).

This hit a chord with me because there was once a wedding that I went to, that we had to travel quite a distance to attend, which had a sort of 'internal discussion proposal' about how much we should pay in order to help the bride and groom 'make back' their wedding expenditure. It was, perhaps, out of the kindness of their hearts but....anyway....

...this bride took it all the way to another new level, maybe? Here's the article. I think this thing should go viral. Hahaha

Good rainy morning to all of you,
From wet, wet Malaysia,


Mumsgather said…
Well, there are those who invite only the rich and famous, old relatives who do not have the money do not count.
Marsha Maung said…
Well, if they are already connected with so many celebrities and rich people, of course, the older and those with less money no need to pay la, I guess. =) But still traditionally, people will give la

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