“I’m required to write an ‘application essay’ just to attend?”
Organising a wedding can be stressful and can lead to many fallouts but one bride has split her guests down the middle.
A bride-to-be has been called out by her sister on Reddit after she was asked to apply for a spot at the wedding.
The bride has had to reduce the number of quests at her wedding because of Covid-19 restrictions.
She feels that her quests should write an ‘application essay’ to receive a new invite.
According to The Mirror, she wrote:
“Am I the a**hole for refusing to RSVP to my sister’s wedding because I’m required to write an ‘application essay’ just to attend?
“My sister is getting married next February, destination wedding no less.
“Because of the pandemic, her original venue has made her cut down on guests because they’re cutting capacity by half.
“As a result she’s sending out ‘re-invites’ that asks everyone to RSVP again. But in order to figure out who to invite and who to cut, she’s asking all confirmed guests to submit two 250-word ‘essays’ to two questions.
“The gist is that they’ll use these essays to choose who can come or not, based on people’s enthusiasm. People who don’t write the essays at all will be automatically disqualified.”
“I told her in advance I’m not writing 500 words on why I NEED to attend her wedding, spend my own money on plane tickets/hotels, and buy her a present.
“This has really rubbed her and my parents the wrong way. She’s said that to keep things fair if I don’t fill out the RSVP correctly I won’t be saved a spot. I said fine with me. Then my parents said if I don’t show up I’m going to be in big f***ing trouble with all our relatives so just write the essays.”