The bride is asking potential guests to take time off from work to watch a livestream of her wedding after her original plans were canceled due to Covid-19 – so DO YOU think she’s too demanding?
- A British woman was invited to watch a live stream of her friend’s wedding
- She posted on Mumsnet and explained that the virtual event takes place on a working day
- She said she would rather view photos at a later time than in real time
- Many were divided and admitted that they would log in but not look
A woman has revealed that her friend asked her to take a day off to tune in to a livestream of her wedding after the original ceremony was canceled due to Covid-19.
Anonymous posting on Mumsnet, the British woman explained how the bride-to-be had invited more than 150 people to her wedding, but had to reduce the number to just 30 because of the restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
She said her friend had sent those who were ‘not invited’ a link to watch the ceremony online – adding that the software they planned to use would let the bride and groom know who was virtually attuning to it.
While the woman admitted she had ‘no interest’ in tuning in and would rather look at photos at a later date, others felt she should show interest in her friend’s special day.
A UK woman has sparked a discussion about the expectation to watch live stream events due to restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic (file image)
The woman explained that watching a wedding live stream does not seem appealing – adding that she would rather look at photos at a later date (photo)
In the first post, the woman in question wrote: ‘I have some friends who were planning to get married next spring – quite a large event of over 150 people.
“We were asked to hold on to the date. Due to COVID and the foreclosure of family members, they have since decided to cancel and continue next month with the 30 attendees allowed.
‘I have no problem with that and I don’t feel offended because I have not been invited. However, they also plan to live stream the ceremony and send a link so that guests who are not personally invited can join them virtually.
“Maybe I’m grumpy, but I have no interest in taking the time on a workday to watch a live stream of their wedding. It’s nice for the family members who can’t attend to have the option, but for the rest of the 120 guests, I’m not sure it’s such an attractive prospect.
Many admitted they couldn’t see the appeal of watching a virtual wedding ceremony either – and suggested that the woman let the live stream play without actually watching it (photo)
She went on to explain that she was “very happy to flip through a photo album at a later date,” but added that watching the real-time ceremony had “little appeal.”
A flood of responses agreed that they wouldn’t like watching a virtual wedding ceremony either.
‘Oh god it’s boring. I think a wedding ceremony is really long and boring. I would live stream and leave the room to resume other things, ‘one wrote, while a second noted:
‘YANBU. It’s one thing to attend a ceremony and enjoy the event and share the joy of the day. Watching a live stream would not appeal to me. ‘
Others argued it’s important to take an interest in a friend’s life events and said she should raise a glass and watch the virtual ceremony for at least 20 minutes (pictured)
A third added: ‘I’d rather watch paint dry than live stream at a wedding. I would follow the suggestion to turn it on and just continue doing your own thing. ‘
However, others argued that as a friend, it is important to join the celebrations and take an interest in the wedding, even if it is virtual.
“ If you consider yourself a friend, I’d look at this for half an hour and show a little interest, ” commented one, while a second agreed:
‘Really? I think enough joy has been torn from everything lately, so why not take 20 minutes of your day to celebrate your friends? They clearly think of you enough to invite you to the original wedding.
‘I would watch and enjoy. As PP said, you don’t have to travel miles and spend money on a new outfit etc. ‘