It is the scam who keeps on giving.

Gifts, whether they are household items, gadgets, or that cold, hard green stuff, are often expected from wedding guests.

But a scruffy bridal couple is currently the target of criticism on social media for expecting luxury goods from loved ones who weren’t even invited to their upcoming “private ceremony.”

Facebook users were immediately put in a somber mood when they saw the couple's invitation to Facebook users were immediately put in a somber mood when they saw the couple's invitation to

Facebook users were immediately put in a somber mood when they saw the couple’s invitation to “go fishing for presents.” Facebook

“Please join us in spirit,” reads the misspelled letter from the unnamed engaged duo.

The tactless pair likely wanted to ask friends and family to join them “in spirit,” in the hope that people would send a gift without being there on their big day in March 2025 – when intimate weddings are expected to be all the rage.

A screenshot showing that they were not invited has become a major scandal on Facebook.

Despite the trendy nature of low-key weddings, outraged Internet readers who caught wind of the couple’s poorly edited invitation called the duo “f–king greedy” for “fishing for gifts.”

“There is no reason to send a ‘You’re not invited’ announcement unless it’s because they’re expecting gifts,” snapped one frustrated Facebook user.

“This isn’t even a virtual ceremony?” asked another disgusted critic. “It’s just vulgar.”

“If I got this, it would go straight in the bin,” responded one similarly outraged viewer. Those sentiments were echoed by one fiery critic, who said, “I’d use it as kindling for the fire pit.”

Virtual trolls slammed the future spouses for not inviting their families. Getty Images/iStockphotoVirtual trolls slammed the future spouses for not inviting their families. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Virtual trolls slammed the future spouses for not inviting their families. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Elsewhere, pranksters teased the lovebirds about their misspelling of the word ‘spirt’, making laughable comments such as: ‘I spat out my drink’ and ‘I don’t know how to get anywhere in spirt.’

According to experts at social platform Pinterest, interest in “small backyard weddings” has increased by 300% since January 2023.

For comparison, as more couples opt for smaller, less expensive celebrations, the cost of tying the knot will average about $33,000 in 2024, compared to the median of $29,000 in 2023, according to virtual wedding platform Zola.

And as post-pandemic prices continue to rise due to inflation, Pinterest researchers found that soon-to-be-weds are increasingly opting for “close-knit” celebrations over lavish extravaganzas for hundreds of guests.

Taste for ‘civil ceremonies’ has also increased by more than 210%, the findings show, while demand for ‘dinner parties’ and ‘court weddings’ have both increased by 150% in the past year.

But this reprehensible couple isn’t the only one being criticized for trying to save a few bucks on their “I do.”

Angry mobs recently gathered on Reddit to bash frugal newlyweds for skimping on post-wedding dining.

“I once showed up to a reception where there was only a ‘popcorn and ice cream bar,’” grumbled one hungry wedding guest online. “The reception was scheduled around dinnertime and there was no prior mention that no real food would be provided on the invitations or programs.”

Outraged social media users branded the less-than-accurate duo Outraged social media users branded the less-than-accurate duo

Outraged social media users branded the less-than-accurate duo “tasteless” and “greedy” and said they would burn the non-invite after receiving it in the mail. Getty Images

A number of unknown lovers were also ridiculed on social media after they asked wedding guests to send money along with their RSVP.

The future Mr. and Mrs. noted that a payment of approximately $40 per person would “help towards the cost” of their post-wedding buffet.

But their failed attempt failed.

“If you can’t afford a wedding,” barked one offended commentator, “don’t get married.”