Australian couple slammed for wedding invitation requesting money

A couple has been slammed for making a ‘greedy’ request on their ‘tacky’ wedding invitation.

Guests received a card with a ‘terrible’ poem encouraging them to withdraw $100 from ATMs to present to the newlyweds on their big day.

One line urges the reader to ‘pull out your greens and let it be seen’. 

In Australia, greens is another word for $100 because of the colour of the note.

A photo of the invitation has drawn widespread criticism since it was uploaded to a Facebook group, with many incredulous that anyone would demand money from friends and family at a time of great hardship amidst the pandemic.

An Australian couple have been mocked for making a 'greedy' request on their 'tacky' wedding invitation (pictured)

An Australian couple have been mocked for making a ‘greedy’ request on their ‘tacky’ wedding invitation (pictured)

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The poem reads: ‘Our bank account is in debt, and we would like it to go back into credit. 

‘Please visit the ATM, we know you’re a gem.

‘Pull out your greens and let it be seen that your kindness is real when it’s given its final seal.

‘So place your cash in our wishing well and make our dreams come true, that will be swell.’

But the verse hit the wrong notes with readers on social media, with one woman writing: ‘Greedy. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had an actual ATM at their wedding.’

Many were incredulous that anyone would demand money from friends and family at a time of great hardship amidst the pandemic (stock image)

Many were incredulous that anyone would demand money from friends and family at a time of great hardship amidst the pandemic (stock image)

Another added: ‘Eeek.. I feel like the choice of words about the wishing well is a bit…tacky.’

Others were more annoyed by the poor structure of the poem.

‘The biggest crime is that this is a TERRIBLE poem,’ one person said, while a second quipped: ‘1. Learn to budget. 2. Learn to rhyme.’

A third said she was more offended by the ‘terrible attempt at rhyming and poetry’ than by the request for money.

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