Post # 1
First, Fiance and I got invited to the wedding of the daughter of one of my mom’s friends. The invite was sent to my parents’ house and read “Mom, Dad, Sister, Sister, and GamersBride” Sister 1 lives with her husband about 6 hours away, sister 2 is 19 and lives in her college town (pays her own bills and all), and I live with Fiance about 3 hours away (So technically, we should have gotten our own invites, but I understand that it saves time/money to just send it all to one place… even though I don’t agree with it). Then on the RSVP card it said “If you are in a commited relationship (married, engaged or living together) you may bring your significant other. If you are ONLY dating you may not.
Anyway, Fiance and I RSVP yes because I know my mom’s friend and I like her, even though I’ve only met the daughter once or twice. Weddings are just fun events to go to. I find out the registry information and a lot of it is more than I can afford (with the gifts closer to my budget already having been purchased) so Fiance and I decide to give a gift card of $100 to the store she registered at. ($100 is a pretty nice gift if you’re not close to the person… around here at least, I know some people give a LOT more in their areas, but around here, anything over $100 is usually from family or close friends… I guess we’re all cheap =/.)
So… the wedding happens, and a few months pass by. Today my mom calls me and says she got a thank you in the mail for me and Fiance. The thank you says,
“Thank you for your gift card of $100. We’re not really sure what we’ll be able to buy with it though. But thank you for the thought. That is really what counts in the long run. However, if you’re feeling generous, we’ve set up a honeymoon donation fund. Since we weren’t able to go on a honeymoon immediately after the wedding, we’re hoping to go this summer! Any amount is appreciated. Thank you!”
My mom was laughing soooo hard through this letter. She said she and my dad gave $500 cash and she was told that the money was going to be used for the honeymoon and that they were thanked for giving an “appropriate” gift and one that they could “actually use”. My mom thinks her friend would be horrified if she found out about these “thank yous”. Honestly, I’m like “whatever”. We gave a gift we felt appropriate and went to a wedding and had fun. If it wasn’t good enough for the bride… oh well. I just find this so funny I thought I would share it with you ladies. Figured some of you might be having a down day and could use a good laugh. I gave her a pass on the invite and RSVP, but this was just too silly not to share. Happy Saturday Bees!
Post # 4
My mouth just dropped!!! That cant possibly be real life, can it? Who in their right mind does that??
They sent you a thank you card, and basically asked for more money because your gift wasn’t good enough?!! like I’m so shocked I cant even get over it!! ? LOL
Post # 5
Oh. My. Gosh. I don’t even know what to say
Post # 6
I’d send that Thank You card right back to the bride’s mom so she can teach her daughter some manners, before the daughter starts reproducing and creating another generation of spoiled, ungrateful whiners!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You mom should really call her friend. This is hilarious and tragic.
Post # 8
WOW haha. Yeah I think $100 is a great gift, especially since it sounds like you barely know them!
Some people just cray.
Post # 9
oh, man. your mom needs to tell her friend what is going on. that girl needs a SMACKDOWN.
Post # 10
Wtf? Really? I wish you could get your $100 back. That’s ridiculous…what kind of thank you was that? Wow…
Post # 11
Donate a dollar to her honeymoon fund, make sure she knows its from you.
Post # 12
Wow. I’m usually like “eh, whatever” to most ettiquite postes, but this is really bad. Your mother really should let her friend know.
I’m also a bit confused, did they send the gift card back or are they asking for more money?
Post # 13
Oh my god.
Good for you for having a sense of humor about it. What a horrible, ungracious, bratty girl.
Post # 14
I think my mom doesn’t want to “Cause issues” with her friend. I mean, I’m not really offended by this woman, I’m more so in shock that she thinks it is appropriate. HOPEFULLY she knows it isn’t appropriate and just did it despite the fact… well no… which is worse, I do not know.
And yeah, this “Thank You” is basically an excuse for her to ask me for more money, which Fiance and I are considering giving her some more. A penny sounds pretty good. (I jest, I have much better use for that penny.)
And no, she kept the $100 (even though it is so unusable).
But yeah… I was having a pretty crappy weekend and this just made it all so much better. I needed a really good laugh!
Post # 15
who thinks it’s okay to send that kind of non thank you thank you? I mean how can you physically write that and send it in the mail and think it’s okay?
Post # 16
This is the rudest thing I have heard in my entire life!