WOULD you start planning your wedding before your partner had popped the question?
Well, one bride-to-be has been criticised online for sending out “RSVPs” for her big day, despite not actually being engaged.
The bride’s friend – who shared the story anonymously – explained: “I love my friend dearly, and her boyfriend of a few years is really an awesome guy. Love hanging out with them!
“Sometime after New Year’s Day, she did a Facebook game that told her she’s getting married this year (those fake fortune games).
“I told her that I could see a wedding for them happening sometime though.
“She messaged me on Instagram today to RSVP for a ‘special event’ on Zola, which is when I realised she’s really been planning her wedding!”
In shared text message grabs, the friend – who at this stage, assumes her pal has been proposed to – is excited for her BFF, but revealed she was “confused” when the bride-to-be explains the proposal hasn’t actually happened yet.
“I’m really excited for her to get ready for this time in her life but I guess I’m confused as to what’s happening here lol,” she said.
The post has divided fellow brides on Facebook, with many admitting they were also “confused”.
One commented: “Does this poor man know he is getting married?
“Like I could see this being one of those ‘surprise baby we are getting married today situations’.”
While another said: “Why do people plan their wedding BEFORE BEING PROPOSED TO?!”
While many were horrified, others thought it actually made sense, with some revealing they had done the same.
One explained: “We started planning our wedding about six months before we got engaged, not everyone takes a linear path.”
Another pointed out: “There are two basic possible scenarios here and one of them isn’t shameworthy at all.
“Scenario 1: Groom has no idea she’s planning a wedding, or knows she wants one but it hasn’t been decided yet/he’s uncertain/unwilling; aka it’s mostly her.
“… Scenario 2: They have discussed their plans like adults and are planning, but he wants to surprise her with a formal proposal.
“Completely normal and not shameworthy.”
One social media user, took the opinion that the only “weird part” was sending out the RSVPs.
“Planning a wedding before an engagement isn’t a big deal, if both people are on board,” she said.
“But already asking guests to RSVP to an ‘event’ is the weird part here!”
What do you think?
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