Post # 1
I cant believe this!!! How embaressing….
What do you guys think? Was the bride absolutely out of line? Or did the guests blow it out of proportion? In My Humble Opinion the newleyweds were out of line!!
Post # 3
@PrincessPerogie: Well, what do you expect from a Hamiltonian? Lol
Post # 4
@PrincessPerogie: This made me laugh! I think they were both quite ridiculous.
A basket of candy goodies is NOT an appropriate wedding gift, it’s something you bring to a slumber party. The bride, however, should have kept her damn mouth shut. She’s not in the right here because she decided to be a loud mouthed bitch about it.
If I’d have gotten the gift I probably would have been a mixture of confused and excited. Sweets?? Heck yes!! Sweets as a wedding gift?? …um, what? and then I would have sat down and made me a peanut butter and fluff sandwich.
Post # 5
@Duncan: LOL I take slight offence to that as Im in the process of moving to Stoney Creek…but still…its not really Hamilton
Post # 6
I agree completely! But goign so far as to ask for a reciept?! Seriously
Post # 7
I thought the etiquette thing was that gifts aren’t expected or required. Period. (hence the million other threads started on WB) Maybe the givers didn’t know the tradition of cash, or maybe they didn’t get it by “word of mouth” since “asking” for gifts on an invite is against etiquette, too. Either way, a gift basket is not worth ruining your entire life over. Drama queen!
Post # 8
@Duncan: only slightly better than someone from Markham.LOL
Post # 9
I actually think that is a cute gift to get. I would perhaps stick to a gift list or money but I think that these people added a personal touch especially with the cute note. I am gluten intolerant and I don’t think it matters at all what was in the basket I would have just donated what I couldn’t eat to someone else or my Fiance would be happy to munch lots of yum food. People are rude and selfish and all they think about is money. Reading the extract from there email made me cringe.
Post # 10
The idea of a gift basket is fine. Here are some things that are not though.
1. If the items in the basket are expired (or soon-to-expire, not counting things like fruit- I’m talking jars of nutella that expire next weekk or something), damaged, or look beat up.
2. It contains items the receiver can’t eat and has made known. I feel like if you’re going to a wedding, you should be close enough to know if one of them is gluten intollerant. I don’t know if anything in that basket had gluten, but if it did, fail on the gift-giver.
So if one or both of those happened, I would be upset if I was the bride. But otherwise, she should have kept her mouth shut.
Post # 11
What’s being missed is that presentation is the norm for Canadian weddings. If I showed up with a gift basket full of food to a wedding, I would be laughed out of the place. It’s tacky, especially for Ontario standards. That being said, it’s grossly tacky to be so ungracious about any gift you’ve recieved. Both are in the wrong as far as I’m concerned…. but the brides behavior is 10/10 worse.
Post # 12
Neither party is in the right. I truly can’t fathom who gives a basket of Jolly Ranchers and marshmello cream for a wedding gift. But the bride should have just kept her mouth shut, and not invite those people out again, if she was so offended.
Post # 14
@PrincessPerogie: Stoney Creek is part of Hamilton. Hamilton consists of Ancaster, Dundas, Waterdown and Stoney Creek – as well as the part actually named Hamilton, lol. I’m from Hamilton and I take slight offense! lol. I know people here can be creepy…but so can Toronto! Every place has their weirdos… But anyway 🙂
I agree that the gift may not have been an appropriate wedding gift, but good lord that woman should not have reacted that way! I would have been a little bummed it wasn’t money, or whatever, but then I would have thought well, I like candy! Cool…lol. I dunno, I think it’s ridiculous….the poor guest who gave that as a gift – they probably thought it was a really unique gift and were probably kind of excited they would be different.
Post # 15
Unfathomably rude to complain about ANY GIFT. I think the brides behaviour was SHOCKING. Like, friendship ending level of rudeness. If I was the giver, I’d apologize and never speak to them again. The guests don’t choose what kind of wedding their friends have! It’s not on them if it cost $100 a plate!
(Also, that was kind of a cute gift and I would have liked it!)
Post # 16
Well, I find the newlyweds to just ne *gasp* tacky. They have no idea what the financial situation of the guest was and I am sure they thought something fun and different was better than nothing. Dang. The brides decided to host a wedding that cost that much, it isnt the guests job to make up the cost. I am firmly in the camp the faux pas was all on the brides.