Weddings cost a fortune. So is it okay to ask your guests to pitch in . . . or is that still too tacky?
There’s a couple in Edinburgh, Scotland who are getting married on April 27th. And they’re about $5,800 short of what it’s going to cost . . . so they put up a GoFundMe, asking their guests to help pay for the wedding instead of giving them gifts.
So far they’ve raised about $1,200 . . . but they’ve also made a bunch of random people on the Internet FURIOUS for having the NERVE to crowdfund their wedding.
To be fair, they never intended for the posting to go any farther than their close friends and family.
In a statement on the page: “Our Go Fund Me page was shared with close friends and family as an ‘option’ to send us some cash towards costs rather than buying wedding presents we don’t need.
We are not asking people to pay for our wedding – we have paid for two thirds of it (and counting) over the last year through honest hard work.
Go fund me has a specific section for newlyweds to list under so as not to detract from its other widely shared charitable causes – we are one of hundreds of couples listed on here please check out the ‘newlyweds’ category.
Our post was never aimed at the wider general public and the platform was an easy way for us to receive funds from our close social circle. …”