Bride’s Requirement for Cousins to Bring Dates to Wedding Leads to Craigslist Ad, Reports

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Craigslist ad requesting wedding dates for two brothers goes viral

Brides often find reprieve from an increasing wedding budget when their guests opt to attend solo., however, discovers one bride actually told her male cousins they were required to bring dates, leading the two New York brothers to post a funny ad on Craigslist requesting girls apply to fill the vacant positions.

The bride made the request of her cousins in an effort to keep her friends from potentially getting “harassed” by the pair. Complete with humorous pictures, the ad has since gone viral, yielding over 800 responses ( Though this particular situation seems very much lighthearted and all in fun, other brides who are worried about guests’ behavior are better off either speaking to their guests discreetly and directly, or not inviting them at all, suggests

“The brothers who posted the Craigslist ad seem to be playful in spirit, so I am fairly certain no offense was taken when the bride asked them to bring dates,” says Brett Reynolds, CEO of “Of course, not all wedding guests will be as receptive to such a request. Brides should typically exercise caution when doing so. Remember that a wedding lasts a day, but relationships last much longer.”

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