A bride-to-be’s wedding gift request has been branded ‘crazy’ online and seen at least one of her guests so outraged that they refused to attend.
A screenshot of a message exchange between the guest and the bride has been shared on Facebook, exposing the bride’s strict price ‘requirement’ for guests wishing to give the newlyweds a gift.
“If you’re buying us gifts, the requirement is to buy us gifts above $250,” she instructed.
Clearly aghast, the guest asked the bride to clarify the gift-buying rule.
“So what you are saying is that you want something OVER $250?!?!” they wrote, to which the bride responded, “Yep”.
“Well then, don’t expect me coming,” declared the guest, uninviting herself from the upcoming nuptials.
Facebook users have flooded the comments with their opinions on the bride’s request, with one branding it ‘crazy’ and another ‘entitled’.
“That’s crazy. Maybe 50 [dollars] I get if it was a donation to the honeymoon but $250,” one user wrote.
“Who the f*** puts a minimum cost for the gift? Dear lord the entitlement,” another commented.
One person shared some sage but blunt advice about budgeting for their big day.
“If you’re planning a wedding so expensive that you feel the need to get your money back from your guests’ gifts, you’re doing it wrong. Do what you can afford,” they advised.
“I hope no one shows up,” was another user’s searing comment.
Others still defended the bride’s demand, arguing that guests weren’t obliged to buy a gift in the first instance.
“Am I the only one reading it and it says ‘IF you’re buying us gifts, the requirement is to buy us gifts above $250’. She didn’t say you have to buy a gift to go [to the event],” they wrote.
Another cheekily said, “I don’t see the issue?” adding that they’d up the minimum spend if they were about to walk down the aisle.
Elsewhere rumours swirled that all wasn’t what it seemed.
“This is obviously fake. Good try though,” one person wrote.
“I didn’t make it,” responded the user who shared the screenshot.
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