Wedding Guests Outraged After Couple Puts Names On Waiting List In Case Spots Open Up

July 28, 2020

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A couple is gaining attention for putting names of already-invited guests on a waiting list to snag a spot on their big day. 

I'm trying to decide if this is tacky and trashy, or if it's something that people will need to do in this ever-changing time we call the coronavirus pandemic. I'm pretty torn down the middle. 

Shared via the Daily Mail, there's a bride-to-be who posted a notice in a Facebook Group regarding her wedding guest list. The list was organized into three different categories, with the first list of names being guaranteed entry into her big day celebration. The others were told to "keep an eye on the website" to see if a spot opens up for them to attend the wedding. 

The notice also gives a major blow to single people and those who have kids. 

The message read the following: 


Dear friends and family, 

Please understand that our venue is limited in the number of guests we will be able to accommodate for our wedding day. As much as we would love to have each and every one of you join us on our big day, we are forced to split our guests into groups to ensure we do not surpass our capacity restrictions. 

Group A: Please RSVP as soon as possible. We appreciate your promptness as we will be able to extend any vacant seats to additional guests. 

Groups B & C: Please keep a close watch on our wedding website for notice that we have space available. If you already know that you are unable to join us, it is helpful that you decline via the RSVP function on our website. 

If possible, we encourage our guests to hire a babysitter for the night and leave your children at home. As much as we love your kids, we are doing our best to make space for all of the guests we can. We also ask for our single guests to forgo their plus one if possible. We appreciate your understanding."

This particular wedding happens to be taking place in Australia, where they do have guest capacity restrictions set in place due to the coronavirus. I totally understand that there are many couples having to switch up their plans to accommodate local laws and health guidelines, but this seems like a very impersonal way to go about controlling the capacity. I feel like a personal phone call to each guest would have been more appropriate, even though that's a huge investment in time. 

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