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Bride-to-be slammed for expecting guests to help pay off her £50K student debt as a wedding gift

A BRIDE-TO-BE has been slammed for suggesting her wedding guests fork out £50,000 to help pay off her student debt.

Taking to Reddit, the bride was looking for advice over whether her gifts would be taxable, but was criticised by other users for suggesting wedding guests contribute to her loan payments.

 The bride was slammed for expecting guests to help pay off her debt
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The bride was slammed for expecting guests to help pay off her debtCredit: Getty - Contributor

"Was wondering if there was anyone with tax experience here," she wrote.

"I have a large amount of student debt and was planning on getting married soon.

"Instead of a typical wedding registry asking for a bunch of random goods, I was thinking of doing a link to my Venmo account or something along those lines, where wedding goers could instead make a contribution towards us paying off the loans.

"If we receive over $60k (seems like a safe number to be passed the gift tax) are these contributions taxable?

 The bride took to Reddit for advice
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The bride took to Reddit for advice

"I would imagine that if they are only to be used for paying off a debt then the answer is no, but not sure.

"Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!"

And the bride was utterly slammed by horrified users who urged her not to go ahead with the plan.

One wrote: "Oh gosh, please don't do this. There's nothing polite about asking your guests for donations to your house/honeymoon/student debt lol.

"Instead, don't have a registry at all and you will receive money.

 Other users were horrified
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Other users were horrified

"You may get the stray 'thing' that your aunt or someone thinks is super cute, but you will mostly receive money for gifts.

"And with that money, you can pay off your debt.

"Just want to chip in too that I think you might be expecting too much in gifts.

"I don't know your crowd or how many people are attending, but expecting $60K in gifts is an enormous amount.

"I would really lower your expectations just so you're not counting on more."

Another agreed, commenting: "I completely agree with all of this.

"I’m hoping for like $1000 so I can buy new furniture or go on vacation, unless you’re like Gossip Girl status, super high society then $60K is an outrageous expectation."

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