The social media post received a cold reception online after the bride admitted that the big day has been an “absolute mess of Covid spreading” after dubing it “the best day”
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A woman has faced a slew of criticism after calling her wedding “the best day of our lives” – after a number of guests caught Covid.
The post was blasted for its insensitive tone following an admission that the virus had spread amongst attendees during the communal event.
It was shared online on Reddit, where critics were riled by the crass tone of the celebratory message, thanking people for attending the big day.
The Facebook post said: “One week ago was the best day of our lives and despite the absolute mess of covid spreading I would relive it again and again.
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“I am so very sorry to anyone that caught covid but we keep reminding ourselves that (1) we broke no rules as there are no restrictions (2) we didn’t force anyone to go (3) it was everyone’s personal choice.
“Some people have made us feel guilty for what happened but this was nothing we anticipated. We point no fingers as we know this was a risk.
“All we care about was no one was terribly sick. Here’s to spending our first two weeks of marriage quarantining away from one another, and praying to god a miracle happens and we don’t have to postpone our marriage.
“If we can get through this, honey we can get through it all,” before adding an winking emoji.
Unsurprisingly, lots of people thought the tone of the post was in bad taste.
“People are just now starting to get sick from an illness that can potentially kill them,” said one person. “They caught it at my irresponsible event. TEEHEE.”
Another person added: “‘Nothing we anticipated’…’knew this was a risk’. Alrighty then.”
One reply to this post said: “Those two lines made my blood boil. For almost two years now weddings have been MAJOR super spreaders.
“Jesus, the one that couple had in Maine and eight people died? And the eight people who died weren’t even guests of the wedding, they just got it from people who did attend.
“Like… how do you just dust off your hands and post something so callous?? Something tells me that she’s selfish about a lot of things.”
A third added: “And despite the absolute mess of COVID spreading I would relive it again and again.”
“The problem is that some of her guests, or even people who’ve been in contact with her guests, might not get a chance to live as a result of this wedding.
“It’s particularly awful that people who have been in contact with her guests didn’t choose to take any risks, but might pay with their lives for her selfishness.”