A BRIDE has been slated over her plan to ban guests from her wedding, if they want to wear a face mask.
Although they have to wear a Covid-safe covering in public areas like the toilets, the engaged couple have been told it’s up to guests what they do in the private reception room.
A bride-to-be has shocked with her plan to BAN guests if they want to wear face masks to her weddingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The wedding ceremony itself is taking place outside in July, meaning guests will not have to wear masks.
But instead of allowing the guests to choose what they feel comfortable with, the anonymous bride-to-be is looking to cull guests who feel safer in masks – because it “makes me feel uncomfortable”.
She asked for advice on an “Etiquette and Advice forum”, which has been shared on Reddit’s Wedding Shaming group.
“My real issue is this, we want a wedding without masks,” she writes.
“I am not willing to wait a whole year to get married. I want a celebration, not a masked event.
“Do I ask people ahead of time if they are comfortable not wearing a mask, which means if they answer ‘no’ they wouldn’t get invited.
“Or do I somehow word it in the invitation that we are requesting no masks at our wedding and let them RSVP no?
“I understand there are people that may be offended by my request, but this is MY wedding and if it would make ME feel uncomfortable to see people walking around my event with a mask on then I think it’s within my rights as a bride to request no masks.
“Much like people request no children. All of the elderly people attending will already have been vaccinated, so it is really those who will not have had the chance yet or don’t intend to get the vaccine.
“My FH (future husband) and I plan on quarantining before the wedding to make sure we are all good.”
Her bizarre ‘etiquette question’ was torn apart on RedditCredit: Reddit
The bride, who lives in Connecticut, USA, added she currently is limited to 25 people – including a photographer and DJ.
This is a second wedding for the couple, with just 40 on the guest list, made up of “mostly family and just a few close friends”.
And she thinks the ‘no mask’ rule could help cull numbers.
But her standpoint horrified Redditors, who mocked the bride, saying: “Throws temper tantrum like a toddler.
“It’s a second wedding but, OMG come ooooonnnnnn. These people. All f***ing a**clowns.”
While another said: “Oh screw her sideways. The number of COVID brides on this site that are anti-mask is an abomination.”
And a third wrote: “Why the sweet hell would you care if your guests wore masks? What’s it to you?”
Another reader asked: “It baffles me when people say ‘as a bride it’s my right’.
“Do you think you’ve somehow gained some sort of immunity from real life because you decided to put on a white dress for a day?
“You don’t have any special ‘rights’. People will choose to be helpful and supportive of a big event in your life but you’re not entitled to that at all.”
And a fifth slated: “This is her second wedding and she’s being that immature about it?
“Girl if you don’t take your a** to the courthouse and then have a small dinner. It is NOT that serious.
“Think about all the couples that ended up doing something in their backyard and had their families on screens.”
Others mocked the bride’s claims she would feel “uncomfortable”, saying “ventilators, dying alone, coffins and online funerals” were worse.
Yesterday, a mum mourning the the loss of her baby was horrified as she was BANNED from her friend’s wedding for being “too sad”.
Meanwhile, a couple who met on Married At First Sight are now having a baby together four months later.