A COUPLE were slammed for asking strangers to fund their wedding with begging messages on their cars.
The pair asked people to donate towards the cost of a wedding dress and wedding rings by transferring them money.
They wrote on their car windows encouraging people to chip in for their big day.
On one car they wrote: "Help! me buy my dream wedding dress [sic]."
While on the other, they wrote: "Help me buy her a wedding ring."
Both messages were rounded off with the details of their Venmo account – an app used to safely transfer money.
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The bride posted a photo of the car messages on social media explaining that it wasn't a "give me money post".
She said: "I'm a bride in a tight budget and wedding dresses are so expensive.
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"So me and my fiancé made a Venmo account just for wedding funds and added it to our car windows so if people wanted to help us out they can.
"THIS IS NOT A GIVE ME MONEY POST BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEND A LITTLE LOVE OUR WAY WE ARE STILL NEEDING IT AND APPRECIATE ANY CONTRIBUTIONS."
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She then followed it up with her Venmo account details.
People weren't impressed with the message.
One person jokingly said: "This is not a give me money post, but give me money."
Another said: "I was coming here to say exactly that. We're not asking for money or anything. But… gimme money."
A third suggested: "Or you can get married at the courthouse and move on with your life debt free?"
Others shared stories of other people who had also requested funding for dubious reasons.
One said: "I just saw an old classmate post that she spent all of her money on concert tickets & posted her Venmo so she could be 'supported' during the concerts. Ma’am I can barely pay my bills."
Another said: "I saw a 41 year old lady asking for birthday money via cash app/Venmo messages on her car. Kinda weird."
One person had a unique way of responding to these requests.
They said: "Whenever I see a 'Venmo me $ for this thing that will grab your heartstrings.' I always request $5 from them.
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"I've actually had some of these people give me $5.
"They're too excited that someone might have believed their obvious money-grab scam and sent them money… that they confuse 'accept request' with 'payment'."
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