(Closed) Bride FREAKS OUT over gift

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: If you're invited to a wedding but can't afford to cover your meal, what do you give?
    A thoughtful, heartfelt gift - a gift basket of foods the couple enjoys : (77 votes)
    23 %
    Break your budget and buy a gift to cover the cost of your meal : (15 votes)
    5 %
    A gift card within your means to the store they have registered at : (200 votes)
    60 %
    A handmade gift you think the couple will enjoy : (24 votes)
    7 %
    Nothing and not go : (16 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wow, the bride was way out of line.

    Post # 4
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @mgol25:  I am ashamed that these brides are from my area!!! It is an unusual gift, yes, BUT A GIFT IS NOT MANDATORY!

    To expect the guests to ‘pay for their plates’ and get pissed off because they didn’t and let the guests know that, also telling them that you wish that they had been cut, lets the entire world know what a selfish, greedy b***h you are. I am horrified that this has occurred, and totally side with the gift giver.

    Post # 5
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t like the gift, but taking guests to task and displaying the gift in your home as a joke is way way over the line.  I’m guessing the guest and bride aren’t “casual acquaintances” anymore!

    Post # 6
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t like the gift, but mostly because it included food I don’t really eat and a basket I wouldn’t use. I hate to think of the gift “going to waste”. However, I would never dream of calling giver out on it. That’s out of line. The bride is entitled to her feelings and she doesn’t have to love it but she shouldn’t make a scene of it with family and friends and text the giver.

    Post # 8
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The bride was WAY out of line.  Whether you “like” the gift or not is irrelevant, it is exactly that, a gift.  You certainly don’t complain about it (especially TO the giftgiver!).

    Post # 9
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @mgol25:  That’s terrible. I can’t imagine anyone actually saying that to a guest of their wedding. If they wanted to make money, they should have started a business, not HOSTED an event. Too bad the couple attended at all…I’d happily eat sour patch kids, lol. Seriously, I don’t like the gift either but you should thank folks for the sentiment and be gracious. Geez.


    Post # 10
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    THey are from my area as well…I would be curious from WHICH PART of Hamilton they are from…that may explain a few things…lol (I’m referred to as a “mountain girl” so apparently I’m supposed to be snobby)

    34,000 is NOT a lot to spend on 210 guests…..

    I also believe if you can’t afford a wedding, then you can just get married….they could’ve gone to the Hess Street Chapel…lol

    I would never dream to text someone about the gift they gave me! 

    although I do find the gift a bit odd, and I would not give it, but I’ve given gift baskets at weddings when I was not as well off as I am now…..usually it was wine baskets with other stuff in it….


    Post # 11
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Awful gift, awful bride. Funny story.

    Post # 12
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    Wow that bride is completely out of line.  I don’t care what the gift is, it’s a gift and you should be polite about it.  Weddings are not designed to earn back the money that’s spent, they’re designed to celebrate a couple’s future together.

    Post # 13
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    What an entitled witch! The gift isn’t traditional,  nor do I think it’s appropriate unless the couple is known to love sweets, however any gift should be graciously accepted.

    Post # 14
    816 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Wow, just wow.

    Weddings are to “make money” for your future? Ummmm, no?

    Post # 16
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Dumb gift.  But the polite thing to do is either give or throw it away, then send a nice thank you note.  

    The bride is an idiot.  Spending $100 per person in the hopes that you’ll not only recoup that money, but make some profit is not logical.

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