A couple who attempted to crowdfund their dream wedding ended up removing the page after receiving abuse for not saving for their own event.
The British couple, Jack Dudley and Hannah Louise Miell, made the ‘bold’ online appeal to the public to donate money so they could raise $10,000 to pay for a luxurious wedding in Ravello, Italy.
But instead of receiving the funds, the were couple slammed with a torrent of abuse.
The pair were then forced to remove the GoFundMe page having only raised a mere $100 (£55).
“Save up like normal people. This is absolutely disgusting, millions of people out there with nothing,” one angry commenter wrote on the page.
Hannah, who works for an animal charity, explained on the page how tough it was when Jack was away at sea as a Royal Navy submarine chef.
She wrote of her “intense admiration” for her “incredibly selfless” partner after he volunteered to serve in Afghanistan in 2012.
He helped her get through depression to become medication free, according to the page.
“We don’t have the money to be able to afford such a wedding which is where we need your help,” the couple, from Tiverton, Devon, wrote as part of their online plea.
“Please give what you can, your support means the world to us and will make a huge difference.
“We hope we can achieve our dreams and share a once in a lifetime experience with our family.”
The couple at first did not let the negative comments they received bother them but after the page drew hundreds of negative responses when it was shared on the military banter Fill Your Boots Facebook page, they made the decision to removed their appeal.
One person accused them of “having more neck than ET”, while another told them to “try saving like the rest of humanity”.
One person said: “Surely this is a joke? How about the millions of other people who would just like to be able to afford to rent together, make a home together and pay their bills.”
It’s not known if the pair have since wed, paying for the nuptials themselves.