Fellow newlyweds, listen up! Our reputation is really on the line right now. First, this crazy-ass Canadian couple went after their wedding guest via text message, because they didn't like the gift basket he gave them. Now, another bride has attacked a guest via Facebook message, inquiring about the "unexpected" wedding gift amount ...
The latest incident involves a HuffPo reader named Tanya who wrote in to say that she attended the wedding of a "not-close friend" with her boyfriend, and as a gift, they gave $100 cash. "This was generous considering my financial situation. I just finished university with $40K in student loans and have only found part time minimum wage work," she writes. Not that any of that matters to the crazy bridezilla, it seems ...
Check out the outrageous message Tanya says she received from the recent bride ... (All sic ... and illustrative of the bride's poor grasp on manners, as well as proper punctuation and grammar.)
Hi Tanya, how are you? I just want to know is there any reason or dissatisfaction of Mike's and I wedding that both you and Phil gave 50$ 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.
WTF? So ... much ... I could say. First of all, unfortunately, in this go-go-go, me-me-me, technology-centric time, basic etiquette often gets trampled over without a second thought. Second, I get that wedding expenses have a way of spinning out of control rapidly, and after it's all said and done for, newlyweds can end up looking at their credit card statement and losing their damn minds. But do either of those factors mean newylweds have an excuse to act insanely, embarrassingly rude, and downright IGNORANT? Behavior like this is just plain stomach-churning.
In her defense, the guest went on to say, "If [the bride] had a minimum gift requirement, she should have specified it ... or asked everyone for income statements before inviting them." I sure as hell hope she's joking. These expectations certain couples seem to have about the gifts they're "due" from guests are out of control. Some of these people need to learn they're a.) being taken for a ride by the wedding industrial complex, and if they can't afford it on their own without an "expected" dollar amount from each guest, SKIP IT, and b.) when you're gifted anything, no matter what it is and who it is from, there is only ONE thing you're allowed to say: "Thank you!"
How blood-boiling is this?! Why do you think incidents like this are becoming more common?