Ungrateful Bride Sends Gift-Bearer Nasty Letter Concerning Present
There are a lot of marriages and lots of weddings. I’m sure that you’ve been invited to several weddings this year alone. One unlikely wedding guest leaves a $100 as a gift and gets the shock of her life in the return thank you card.
Here’s the story…
Last weekend I attended a wedding of a not-close friend with my boyfriend and as a gift we gave $100 cash. This was generous considering my financial situation. I just finished university with $40,000 in student loans, and have only found part time (12-18 hrs per week) minimum wage work. I gave as much as I could and attended to show my support.
Today I received a rude and condescending message from the bride via Facebook messenger:
“Hi Tanya, how are you? I just want to know is there any reason or dissatisfaction of Mike’s and I wedding that both you and Phil gave 50$ each? In terms of the amount we got from you both was very unexpected as a result we were very much 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) and Mike and I both have already paid for everything else including decor, photography, attire etc and didn’t expect we had to cover that huge amount for reception as well. 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.” [all sic]
So as you can tell, I think these folks will no longer be friends but what do you think about the return message? Is is still rude today to not be gracious or is it now common practice to expect your wedding guests to pick up the tab to your wedding?