However, Kelsey's sister Lynn was not as easily deterred.
Instead, she has vowed to help the happy couple get wed - for just £10!
Unemployed Kelsey, 22, said: "We were just sitting round the table and I said to Alice 'Do you want to marry me?' And she said 'What, with £10?'
"Then Lynn says she'd bet she could do it with a tenner so I told her 'go on then'."
Kelsey and Alice, 25, thought it was just a joke but after just four days, Lynn has already managed to secure a wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, a reception venue, caterer, DJ, cake, and a wedding planner for happy couple from Wallsend, North Tyneside, thanks to donations made by people who heard the appeal.
The 38-year-old has dubbed it "The £10 wedding challenge" and can't believe how far she got already.
Lynn said: "At first I thought there was no way I was going to do this but I thought I would try putting something on Facebook to see if anyone had any ideas and it just went from there.
"I really didn't think I would be able to pull it off before the wedding date in October, but now almost everything is sorted."