Bride's bizarre maths-based plan for wedding seating splits internet

A bride's excited post about her wedding party plans has split opinion, after she revealed guests will have to work hard to figure out where they will be sitting.

A screenshot of the bride's Facebook announcement was posted to Reddit, where she explained that, as she and her fiancé  were mathematicians, they planned to "perfuse" their wedding "with mathematical titbits".

This includes guests solving a mathematical problem, with the answer being their seat number.

According to the post, the bride claimed many of their guests come from a mathematical background, so many of the questions will be drawn directly from their own their research papers or thesis.

"Every guest/couple will be presented with unique, bespoke question: it's difficult and subject matter drawn directly from what we know their mathematical background to be," she said. 

"It's been a rather consuming but very entertaining process to look at all kinds of papers that I wouldn't ever normally look at. Like, for example, set theory!" she enthuses.

Reactions to the plan have been mixed; with some thinking it's adorable, and others saying it would give them an anxiety attack.

"I'll put your gift in a safe and you can work out the combination," one Reddit user wrote, with another worried the gimmick could be "potentially belittling to certain guests."

Another thought it was "cute and adorable".

"[It] suggests a small intimate party and they've paid attention to each guest."

However, one user - who claims to be a wedding venue employee - set the record straight.

"I work at a wedding venue and we get lots of couples who think of games, puzzles, etc for finding seating assignments. What ends up happening is everyone gets their table from the wedding planner or the caterer with the seating spreadsheet.

"During the cocktail hour, no one has time for this sort of thing."