Social media slams bridezilla for ‘tacky’ tiered wedding menu offering guests better meals depending on their cash gifts, but she claims it was all a JOKE
- A bride’s RSVP card to her wedding has gone viral after she offered her guests better meals depending on their cash gifts
- Attendees were asked to select one of four ‘gift levels’ that would determine their dinner choice
- The lowest tier, dubbed the ‘loving gift’, starts at $250, with roast chicken or swordfish as the meal options
- The highest tier, or the ‘platinum gift’, is for guests who dish out up to $2,500, allowing them to choose any meal on the menu or a 2lb lobster dinner
- The cards were sent out with the couple’s invitations as a ‘joke’, but ended up being shared online after guests failed to realize it was a prank
A bride-to-be was slammed on social media after she offered her wedding guests better meals depending on the amount of their cash gifts.
A photo of an RSVP card to an anonymous couple’s wedding went viral this week after it was shared on Reddit’s popular ‘wedding shaming’ thread.
Guests were asked to select one of four ‘gift levels’ they planned to give to the newlyweds that would in turn determine their dinner choice at the reception.
According to wedding blog Jersey Bride, the cards were sent out with the couple’s invitations as a ‘joke’, but ended up being shared online after guests failed to realize it was a prank.
The couple instead drew outrage, with critics calling the invitations ‘tacky’ and ‘gross.’
A bride’s RSVP card to her wedding has gone viral after she offered her guests better meals depending on the size of their cash gifts
The photo sparked outrage on social media with users slamming the menu as ‘tacky’ and ‘gross’
Users also took issue with the options for vegetarian and kosher guests, who are required to select the most expensive tier gift
The fake wedding card showed guests who gave a ‘loving gift’ – the lowest tier – of up to $250, could choose between roast chicken or swordfish.
The ‘silver gift’ level, which ranges from $251 to $500, offered guests either sliced steak or poached salmon, in addition to the options from lower tiers.
Under the ‘golden gift’ selection, guests had the option of filet mignon or lobster tails provided they shell out $501 to $1,000.
And finally, the more generous guests willing to spend between $1,001 and $2,500 on the ‘platinum gift’, are offered a 2lb lobster as well as a souvenir champagne goblet.
The menu drew further backlash after critics noticed dietary restrictions also came with a price.
Vegetarians and Kosher guests were told their meals were only available at the ‘platinum level’, according to the menu.
The couple’s joke clearly backfired after the invitation was widely slammed on Reddit and Twitter, with many calling the tiered menu ‘offensive’ and ‘rude.’
‘After this started getting gossiped about (and posted on FB), the couple who sent this out with their wedding invitations said it was a joke, and they were surprised no one “got” the joke,’ the blog said.
One person said he’d bring a $25 and his own tuna sandwich instead of participating in the expensive scheme
In one scathing tweet, one user wrote: ‘I’m not sure “tacky” covers both the offensiveness of treating your wedding guests like political campaign donors and the pathology of using your marriage as emotionally blackmail your loved ones AND publicly shame them. It’s like a sociopathy burrito.’
Others suggested alternatives for guests to get around the ridiculous tiered gift system.
‘Everybody should just say their gift was over $1k, eat the 2lb of lobster, and laugh thinking about the couple opening their $40 toaster later,’ one user quipped.
Another joked about bringing a ‘$25 check and a tuna sub’ instead of opting for the reception meal.
‘Sign up for the platinum level. Get you some lobster. Bring a card with a $5 TJ Maxx gift card an the business cards of local divorce lawyers. Enjoy your lobster and leave. Win win.’
The invitation was widely slammed on Reddit and Twitter, with many calling the tiered menu ‘gross’ and ‘rude.’ (stock image)