Wedding aren’t cheap, especially if you’re a guest.
From having to buy an engagement gift, to forking out money for the hen night and then blowing cash on a new dress for the big day – they can leave a lot of people out of pocket.
However, one bride is ‘furious’ with her friends, after none of them gave her and her husband-to-be a cash gift at their engagement party, despite the fact that she had requested it on the invitation.
“I am hurt, bewildered, angry and irritated,” the bride started her post on Reddit.
“My fiancé and I planned an engagement-celebration and I specified on the invitation that we were requesting cash only in lieu of gifts.
“We have a mountain of debt and would like to start our marriage with a fresh slate and figured this would be a great opportunity to do so.
“Well, the party was last night and not one person brought us cash.”
The bride said it was hard for to her ‘mask her irritation’ after they all brought ‘small gifts that serve no purpose’.
“We invited upwards of thirty people, most of which showed up and all we got out of it were some household items that we already have,” she said.
“I still tried my best to enjoy the party, but by 9pm I was over it and went to bed.”
A night’s sleep didn’t help the livid bride, who sent out a mass text the next morning asking her guests where the miscommunication happened.
“I didn’t get many responses, but the responses I did get were pretty rude-which was shocking to me,” she continued.
“I have been dreaming of my wedding day my entire life and you would think friends and loved-ones would want to help in making it perfect.”
She’s now thinking of disinviting the people who sent her back rude invites, especially considering she expects to get cash for her wedding gift.
“I have already sent out an email reiterating that cash is expected and not gifts and any gifts will be returned for cash or sold on eBay,” she wrote.
People were having none of the bride’s rant in the comments section, with many telling her to ‘be an adult’ and pay off her own debt.
“If you felt that you need to throw a party to help rid some of your debt then I think you need to re-evaluate how you spend your money. If you and fiancé are in debit you should not expect other to help you get out of it, they didn’t help accumulate it. There’s no need to be upset with people you invited,” another person said.
Others said that engagement parties aren’t even events where guests are expected to bring a gift, so she should be lucky her friends were thoughtful enough to spend their money on something.
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