Cheers! Newlyweds with friends drink champagne celebrate at the table. People raise glasses of wine and vodka for toast. Group of men and women celebrate wedding.
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From the venue to the dress to hair and makeup, it’s no secret that weddings can be on the pricey side.
Naturally, for many couples walking down the aisle, the food provided to guests is only available once they RSVP because they are paying per plate.
However, one newlywed couple decided to take this practice and do a complete 180—by asking wedding guests to disclose the price of their gift, which would determine the type of meal they would receive at the reception.
“So that we may prepare [your] preferred dinner, please circle your gift level and indicate a meal of choice for each person in your party,” the note began.
Then the gift prices and food options were broken down and categorized as “loving gift,” “silver gift,” “golden gift,” and “platinum gift.”
Per the happy couple, a “loving gift” – which is priced as US$250(£180) – qualifies guests for “roasted chicken or swordfish.” But if guests are in the spirit of giving and spend US$1,001 to $2,500 or more (£726 to 1813 or more), allowing them to become a part of the “platinum plan,” then they can have a “2lb lobster plus a souvenir champagne goblet”.
The note also adds that vegetarian and kosher meals are available at this level.
Fellow Redditors were taken aback by the note.
“This seems more like something you would encounter at a charity dinner than at a wedding. It’s still tacky and horrific, but it feeds into the ostentatious desire to flex on other donors found at some charity events. I truly hope it isn’t a wedding couple,” someone wrote.
“ I need a “you are getting a blender, and I’ll bring a Lunchable option,” another added, in part.
A third commenter thought the note was tasteless ( no pun intended) and wrote the following: “That might be the tackiest thing I’ve seen in a long time.”