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Couple Bizarrely Rank Wedding Guests Into Categories on Invites, Sparking Heated Debate

Couple Bizarrely Rank Wedding Guests Into Categories on Invites, Sparking Heated Debate

A couple in the US has sparked an internet debate after sending out a bizarre letter enclosed with their wedding invitations. The letter ranked their wedding guests into three different categories depending on how close they are to the couple.

Guests in group A are invited to RSVP straight away through a wedding website.

Groups B and C are told to wait for any spare seats left by guests from group A who decline the invitation. They will then be offered a place.

New York woman Marie von Aue posted a photo of the unusual notice that came alongside a wedding invite, kickstarting a heated debate online.

Look, we understand that during the pandemic, things are a little different when it comes to planning a wedding. Dealing with the many capacity restrictions venues have in place has got to be tricky to navigate, especially when things can change quickly. Couples might well rank their guests in order of preference when there are such restrictions in place.

But lord almighty, you don’t tell them!

Once the letter hit Twitter, people had a lot of differing views.

It is a trying time for everyone right now, but surely there was a better way of organising this instead of literally ranking your guests and having them wait and see if they made the cut or not? How would you feel if you had excitedly opened a friend’s wedding invitation only to discover you had been placed in Group C? I can’t imagine it would feel very nice.

What do you think?


Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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