Bride trolled over $400 per-person gift grab

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Choosing a gift can be tricky, so one bride decided to be very, very specific. Photo: Getty Images

Weddings can be exhausting - physically and financially.

There’s buying an outfit, transport, pre-wedding functions and of course, the pressure of a thoughtful gift.

One bride has taken it to the next level however, sharing an exhaustive, and expensive, list of acceptable gifts to prospective guests all of whom are expected to ‘spend $400 MINIMUM’.

The initial facebook post was shared to a wedding shaming group where it was dragged for its contents. Photo: Facebook

The jaw-dropping gift registry was posted to Facebook by the bride-to-be, only to be shared to a wedding shaming group, where it raised thousands of eyebrows.

With liberal use of caps lock, and a list that defied convention in both content and cost, the bride-to-be laid down the law to her would-be guests in no uncertain terms.

“You MUST choose from the list or consult me first,” she prefaced the list. “There are no exceptions.”

First up was the option of any KitchenMaid products that exceeded $350.

If your palms are feeling sweaty already, strap in because this was the cheapest option available.

Other options included Gucci or Louis Vuitton purses, clothing from Calvin Klein in excess of the $400 minimum, a new car, a ‘high class’ piece of art, or simply $400 in cash.

Perhaps the most bizarre of all the options, was the opportunity to retile the woman’s home, not that she was being ridiculous about it.

“I know this one is a bit of a stretch but I’d gladly appreciate it,” she wrote.

Ridicule online

Liked by over 1,000 people, the post quickly exploded with disbelief, ridicule and serious concern.

“What. The. Actual. F*ck,” pretty accurately summed up the general response.

Some even called for Jesus to fix the mess.

“Gifts should be the last thing on your mind when you're getting married. Huge red flag, let's all pray for her husband to be,” said the pious party.

Others pointed out that all the gifts seemed to have one common denominator, apart from the monstrous gift tag.

“Sooo... I kind of thought weddings are about two people joining together. From her list all I can tell is that she's marrying her damn self. The entitlement on here is ridiculous!” one person pointed out.

Another offered a suggestion of a gift that would tick all the bride’s boxes, with a twist.

“‘Anything for the car’ - I’d mail her a few of those little pine tree air fresheners along with a sarcastic note about how I am SO SORRY that I won’t be able to attend her gift grab—I mean wedding,” they shared.

Safe to say the bride will be receiving a few less RSVPs than she expected.

Here’s hoping she gets that retiling job in, if not I think we can all imagine the reaction.


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