Wedding invite splits opinion for placing guests into 3 different ranked groups

we love 28/07/2020

This couple have raised eyebrows after using a controversial 'ranking system' to sort out which guests could actually make it to their wedding day.

"Please understand that our venue is limited to the number of guests we can accomodate on our wedding day." the invite read.

"As much as we would love to have each and every one of you to join us on our big day, we are forced to split our guests into groups to ensure we do not surpass our capacity restrictions."

The invite then went on to details 3 groups, Group A, B and C. Group A were the priority and encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible, while the other guests were told to keep an eye on their wedding website for when spots became available.

Each guest was told what category they belonged in at the bottom of their invite.

The response online has been huge, with loads of people taking to Twitter to share their thoughts...

"I don't care what anyone else here says, you don't invite more than the capacity of the venue... This isn't rocket science." one wrote.

"This is a no-brainer. Take my name off your list, don’t expect a wedding gift, don’t send me X-mas cards & lose my email address & cell phone number. Don’t call, don’t write, no need to keep in touch." another said bluntly.

But others didn't see the bad side of the invite...

"Given how difficult it must be to plan a wedding in the midst of a pandemic, I can understand why they are trying this. Why is this so horrible?" questioned one person.

"I am completely in favor of handling the guest list in this way." another wrote.

"Group A will be close family and BFFs, those who 'must' be invited. Groups B and C will be those who would be expected to be there if there weren't capacity restrictions but aren't in Group A. They'll understand."

What do you make of the invite? Is it a competitive and dangerous way to sort things out, or just clever thinking?