A recent wedding attendee said the bride sent her a condescending Facebook message deeming her cash gift insufficient.
Tanya (no last name given) wrote to the Huffington Post after receiving the message from the bride, a “not-close friend,” and said that she and her boyfriend gave a $100 cash gift.
“This was generous considering my financial situation,” Tanya wrote. “I just finished university with $40,000 in student loans, and have only found part time (12-18 hrs per week) minimum wage work. I gave as much as I could and attended to show my support.”
A week later, Tanya received a Facebook message that read, “Hi Tanya, how are you? I just want to know is there any reason or dissatisfaction of Mike’s and I wedding that both you and Phil gave 50$ each?”‘
From there, the bride went on to explain that the amount was “very unexpected” and that she and her new husband were short on paying off the reception “because just for the cocktail + reception alone the plate per person is 200$ (as per a normal wedding range with open bar is about).”
The bride continued:
“As I know you both live together and work, so I did not see any reason for that amount, when it comes to your wedding hopefully you’ll know what I mean. I hope for the best as from what we receive is what we will give back. Anyways, good luck on everything.”
Tanya wrote, “Those $100 were hard-earned and she didn’t show an ounce of gratitude for what she did receive. That money didn’t grow on a tree. If she had a minimum gift requirement, she should have specified it…or asked everyone for income statements before inviting them.”
Celebrity wedding planner Sharon Sacks, wrote, “The expense and the cost of the wedding is solely the responsibility of the bride, groom, and their families, and never the people who are attending.”
This isn’t the only case of a bride or newlywed couple being ungrateful for a gift. Last month, a “text fight” in which the couple asked for a receipt for a gift went viral. The two guests sent a gift basket filled with “tri-color pasta, salsas, balsamic vinegar and olive, gourmet croutons, panko breading, pesto, some baking ingredients, biscuits from Godiva and a few ‘fun’ items like Marshmallow Fluff, Sour Patch Kids and butterscotch sauce.”
The bride thanks the guests for the gifts but says, “Unfortunately I can’t eat any of it lol I’m gluten intolerant. Do u maybe have a receipt?”
The other newlywed also sent a text saying, “I’m not sure if it’s the first wedding you have been to, but for your next wedding … People give envelopes. I lost out on $200 covering you and your date’s plate… And got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return. Just a heads up for the future.”
The recipient later sent a Facebook message saying that newlyweds’ nuptials weren’t the first he had attended, and that they “clearly skipped over” wedding etiquette.
“I’m sure that one, or the two of you will mature, and grow into adults who will take a different, more respectful, LOVE based approach when you invite guests to your next wedding,” he ended.
What do you think of these ungrateful couples?