A reddit user by the name of Laika_cat posted a redacted screencap of a truly ridiculous email.
In the email, which was allegedly written by a wedding coordinator, guests are givena list of demands.
A few of them are totally normal -- don't wear white, please let us know if you're bringing a plus one. That's all fine and not what has everyone so bewildered.
No, the bride is demanding that anyone invited bring a gift of sufficient value if they want to be admitted.
And she's also laying down the law about what guests can do, from social media activity to what they drink to how they can do their hair and makeup.
Technically, the email is purportedly from the wedding coordinator, but a number of clues make people believe that the bride wrote it herself.
Take a look at what true absurdity looks like and ask yourself if you would even bother attending.
It starts off normally enough
Like we said, it is widely doubted that the wedding coordinator came up with this list -- or even wrote it.
This question is reasonable
This matters for seating layouts and for food preparation. But this question comes before the list.
Oh boy, here we go
Asking people to show up early is fine. And avoiding white or anything close is considered polite.
This is where it gets controlling
Now this person is telling people how to wear their own hair and how to do their makeup? It sounds like the bride is terrified of being outshone.
She doesn't just want to control your looks, but your behavior
That ... is not how you spell ceremony. And while including a tag for an event is standard, the demand that people not check in on social media is weird.
This is our favorite one
What does this mean? Do not speak to the bride? This is like a list of demands for a major prima donna actress ... except she's making them of people who are presumably family and friends. Who DOESN'T want to talk to their friends?
Nobody's drinking champagne, either
To be fair, at least it's not a dry wedding. But it's a weird toast, as a redditor who commented will explain shortly.
She's basically charging an admission fee
Obviously, bringing a wedding present is ideal if you can afford one. But this demand is in very poor taste.
The end is polite
A number of people suspect that the coordinator may have written the rest of the letter, while the bride may have written the list.
So, about that toast
That is a very weird choice. Sure, you CAN toast with liquor, but that does not mean that you should.
Everyone thinks this
That said, it's always possible that someone else wrote the list, or that it was a horrifying group effort. Sometimes, committees make things worse.
This redditor had a great idea
You know what? That definitely meets the letter of the list of demands, if not the spirit.
Here's a great point
Weddings are neat, but they're the biggest deal to the couple, usually. Other people are there to support you. Unless one of you is royalty, you're not doing anyone a special favor by inviting them. They're doing YOU a favor by attending.
Here's a petty idea
Note that the total comes out to less than $75, but who would want to attend this wedding anyway?
This one summarizes the list very effectively
Yep. Of course, this bridezilla is still better than the one who demanded that her friends and family give her and her husband thousands of dollars each so that they could have her dream wedding. But ... yeah. Between the tone and the actual demands, this wedding sounds unpleasant. We pity anyone who attends.