A now viral wedding gift text fight is awkward to read, but the escalating and horrible exchange also says out loud what everyone thinks from all angles of a wedding.
The wedding gift text fight stems from a couple unhappy with their gift from two guests — and what begins as a text message asking for a receipt soon devolves into a terrifying illustration of what wedding culture has become.
The wedding gift text fight recipient explains that he and his girlfriend gifted the brides with a basket and a note reading “life is delicious … enjoy,” along with, by his description, “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.”
Okay, not an overwhelmingly exciting gift, but it’s a gift, right? Wrong, as the ensuing wedding gift text fight demonstrates.
This story has a lot of meaty quotes, but it begins with the bride and former co-worker of the man who submitted his tale of wedding woe, when she texted:
“Heyyy I just wanna say thanks for the gift but unfortunately I can’t eat any of it lol I’m gluten intolerant. Do u maybe have a receipt?”
Noting that he’d given the woman a gift certificate and seen her redeem it before for pasta dinners, he says he replied:
“We had a great time. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of the celebration.”
He says the next day the wedding gift text fight heated up, when the other newlywed chimed in, saying:
“Hey [recipient,] it’s [wife’s] wife Laura. I want to thank you for coming to the wedding Friday. 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 :) “
Did she sign off with a smiley? She signed off with a smiley. Adding in his account that he was “pissed off,” the man says he Facebooked this response:
“Hi, I want to tell you how incredibly insulted I am in both of the messages you have sent me over the last two days. [Wife of Laura], I am sorry that you have intolerance to Gluten, I am sure that makes life difficult at times … This is not even close to being the first wedding I have attended, and actually I have done a lot of research on wedding etiquette, a step in the process the two of you clearly skipped over (clearly displayed by Laura chewing gum, like a cow does hay, while walking down the aisle … 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.”
“Again … Out of 210 people at a wedding… The only I gift I got from all was yours … And fluffy whip and sour patch kids. Your Facebook message had nothing to do with the gift.”
She then charges:
“Weddings are to make money for your future … Not to pay for peoples meals. Do more research. People haven’t gave gifts since like 50 years ago! You ate steak, chicken, booze, and a beautiful venue. To be exact the plates were $97 a person… But thanks again for the $30 gift basket my wife can’t even eat. If anything you should be embarrassed for being so cheap and embarrassing yourself walking in with a gift basket probably re gifted cheap ass. Again … Out of 210 people, you were the talk and laugh of the whole wedding!!!! Worst gift ever story Is being passed along to everyone!!”
The writer does admit to playing dirty by throwing in the recent legalization of same-sex marriage, which is decidedly unfair, but it’s also worth noting the brides in this scenario behaved terribly before he said something bigoted.
Do you think the wedding gift text fight is a sad commentary on weddings in general today?