Post # 1
The short story is that a couple attended a wedding and brought along a basket of gourmet foods as a gift. Basically, it turns into a disaster, as the married couple slams the giftgivers for not giving money. One of the gems from the message exchange is as follows: “Out of 210 people, you were the talk and laugh of the whole wedding!!!! Worst gift ever story Is being passed along to everyone!!”
What an ungrateful little biotch. My thoughts are that while I always give a check, gifts of any kind should be appreciated. These brides were WAYYY out of line.
Read the whole link – it’s worth the time.
Post # 3
I beg to differ that candy and snacks are “Gourmet foods”.
I liked the sentiment of the gift. The bride is just a bitch.
Post # 4
They are horrible. The diminished the gift by picking out candy items to try to make it seem like it wasn’t a thoughtful gesture when it also included pasta and baking items.
The real heart of it was when one of the brides said “Weddings are to make money for your future.” Unfortunately this is a really sad view that seems to be becoming more common.
Post # 5
@LittleCricket: Yup! I thought weddings were to, um, get married?
Post # 6
Ha there was already a big thread about this. Those b’s have no class.
Post # 7
yes, this was discussed already
btw, it wasn’t gourmet food. it was marshmallow fluff and jolly ranchers
stupid thoughtless gift, awful bride
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@LissaBeans: personally, if i got a gift like this, i would be psyched! it is a lighthearted, carefree and whimsical gift – not to mention consumable – that came in a cute little picnic basket.
i think people are missing the entire point of weddings. it is a COMMITMENT CEREMONY, with your family and friends coming to witness you commiting your life to another person, forever. joining families. it’s not a fundraiser. if people want to give gifts, that is of course beyond generous and they should be copiously thanked – NO MATTER THE GIFT. gifts are not mandatory.
these are the types of couples whose marriages fail miserably, because they alienate their support systems (families and friends) and will have no one there for them in 30 years when they need them and their marriage isn’t in the honeymoon phase any more. brides like this make me sad for humanity.
Post # 11
@LissaBeans: I would hate to go to a wedding, give a gift I deem adequate and then have someone inform me how much my plate and my FI’s plate cost them and how rubbish my gift is.
What is WRONG with these people?
My FMIL once got half a bag of spuds for a Xmas gift – now that’s bizarre, but I was taught NEVER to look a gift horse in the mouth because it’s RUDE.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
@bebero: It wasn’t just the junk food, the brides took out all of the other things to make the basket look worse. The guy had actually included a bunch of gourmet pastas, sauces, and baking stuff in the basket as well.
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Post # 14
@bebero: Alright, I am just now seeing a picture of the basket. It wasn’t impressive, to say the least. Still, they should have just kept their mouths shut.
Post # 15
@Mrs. Doily: It was discussed before, it was store brand (president’s choice). Not what I consider to be gourmet.
Post # 16
When I first started reading the article and heard what they had given as a gift I thought it was such a lovely idea. They had given pasta’s and salsa’s and proper food as well as little treats like the fluff. I actually thought it would be a lovely idea for a wedding I shal be attending with my boyfriend. Things that the couple can actually USE.
Now of course the gentleman didn’t know their dietry restrictions, and that was unfortunate but I think it was down right RUDE of the couple to call him out on it. If they didn’t like it, they could have sold the items or given them away to other people, but they shouldn’t expect to be given money. And hey, if they’re hungry and can’t afford to eat, someone just gave you a basket of food.
I personally never give money as a gift. I don’t even like to give gift cards, I prefer to BUY something for someone else. I have no issue if they sell it on, or even to be asked for a reciept, but if someone did that to me I would be disgusted.