Being in the vortex of all things nuptial, I've heard and seen firsthand how weddings can bring out the absolute worst behavior in some people. But nothing comes close to the horrifying text message fight between a wedding guest and a newlywed couple (two blushing brides) now making headlines.
Originally appearing on a local Ontario, Canada news site, the exchange concerns a wedding gift gone wrong. The guest was invited was the former boss of one of the brides. He says, "As a gift, my girlfriend and I gave them a wicker box with a hinged lid, filled with food items ... 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." Sweet, right? Apparently not according to the women who had just said "I do."
The day after the wedding, the guest reports that he got the following text from the bride he worked with:
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
For real?! Aside from the obvious "WTF" you might think upon receiving that kind of text, this threw the guy off, because he says that just a few weeks before the wedding, the bride and her girlfriend had come to the Italian restaurant he currently works for and "both ate pasta, and not our gluten free stuff either." So he responded, "Ahh shit! Really!? We had a great time. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of the celebration."
Then, the next morning, he says he got this message:
Hey (writer) it's (Bride 1'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 dates plate... And got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return. Just a heads up for the future :)
Woooow! Can you believe the nerve of this woman?! Who does that? As you might imagine, that spurred the guest to go OFF on her with a full-on etiquette lesson (like that would matter), which came across almost as equally immature and asinine. But if I had to choose sides, I'd be on his, because you have to be a total jackass to believe what Bride #2 had to say in a follow-up text:
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!
Do more research? This woman needs to first off, take a grammar lesson, and second, really get her priorities straight. No, you do not have a wedding to "make money." What a joke! It's to get MARRIED. How have some people lost complete sight of that?
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Sadly, I've heard about newlywed couples turning into monsters even Frankenstein couldn't fathom upon contending with their post-wedding finances. Going over some jaw-dropping credit card statements is stressful and, sure, okay, may even lead to irrational, unusual behavior from time to time. But that's no excuse to stalk down guests and demand money or guilt them for not giving enough. I've even heard of couples seeking revenge on guests they assumed weren't going to be gifting them at all. GET A GRIP! Seriously, I almost can't think of anything more desperate, cringe-worthy, and lowlife than attacking a wedding guest who didn't meet your gifting expectations.
Anyone who behaves this way, including these Ontario brides, should be ashamed of themselves. And now that their nutso texts have hit the web, I'm sure they will be.
How craaaazy is this?! Have you ever heard of or experienced a similar situation?