Yes, we’re going to talk some more about wedding gifts, the topic that just keeps on giving and giving. On Monday, an editor-in-chief of a local newspaper received a letter from a reader asking for advice on how to handle a situation involving “a wedding gift, the recipients’ reaction and the rapidly escalating conversation that followed.” The LW had recently attended a former co-worker’s wedding with a plus-one and brought as a gift a “a wicker box with a hinged lid, filled with food items, most of them PC Black Label, including: tri-color pasta, salsas, Balsamic vinegar and Olive, Gourmet croutons, Panko Breading, Pesto, some baking ingredients, Biscuits from Godiva and a few ‘Fun’ items like Marshmallow Fluff, Sour Patch Kids and Butterscotch sauce.” On the card, she wrote: “Life is delicious….Enjoy.” Cute, right? Well, apparently the brides did not think so. In fact, they had a few choice words to say about their basket of Fluff, which resulted in a heated exchange of texts, the full transcript of which you can read below.
“Heyyy I just wanna say thanks for the gift but unfortunately I can’t eat any of it lol I’m gluten intolerant. Do u maybe have a receipt”
I mean, can you even imagine??
Gift-Giver, who watched both brides eat plates of gluten-filled pasta just weeks earlier at the restaurant where he works:
“Ahh shit! Really!? We had a great time. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of the celebration.”
Translation: Go fuck yourself.
(Next morning) Bride #2:
“I want to thank you for coming to the wedding Friday. I’m not sure if it’s the first wedding you have been to, but for your next wedding… People give envelopes. I lost out on $200 covering you and your dates plate… And got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return. Just a heads up for the future 🙂 “
Gift-Giver’s head explodes, he emails this reply:
“Hi , I want to tell you how incredibly insulted I am in both of the messages you have sent me over the last two days. (Bride 1), I am sorry that you have intolerance to Gluten, I am sure that makes life difficult at times. However, to ask for a receipt is unfathomable. In fact it was incredibly disrespectful. It was the rudest gesture I have encountered, or even heard of. That is until you, Laura, messaged me today.
Laura, the message you sent to me today was by far the most inconsiderate, immature, greedy, and asinine thing I have ever had the displeasure of seeing.
This is not even close to being the first wedding I have attended, and actually I have done a lot of research on wedding etiquette, a step in the process the two of you clearly skipped over (clearly displayed by Laura chewing gum, like a cow does hay, while walking down the aisle). Here is some help for you..just a heads up for the future.
Too bad you didn’t read this, or any other etiquette guide prior to your “big day”. In respect to this particular topic, I would turn your attention to pages 147-149. I am sure you will not bother to follow this link, so I will fill you in. Not only is it wrong to have an expectation of any sort of gift, it is the ultimate insult to your family and friends to mention a gift of monetary value at all, let alone be so boorish to message someone with your disappointment in said gift. Also, you should never host a party that you cannot afford, or expect your guests to pay for it. On that note, I seriously doubt that you had an expense of $100/plate. If you did, you were taken for a ride.
In retrospect, this is the exact style of behavior I should have expected from the two of you, when you used the gift card donated to your doe and doe for a personal date night, then had the gall to ask your server for the “friends and family discount”.
I’m sure that one, or the two of you will mature, and grow into adults who will take a different, more respectful, LOVE based approach when you invite guests to your next wedding.”
DAAYUMMMN. He said $100 a plate for that shit they served at the wedding was a RIP OFF.
Bride #1 texts:
Again… Out of 210 people at a wedding… The only I gift I got from all was yours… And fluffy whip and sour patch kids. Your Facebook message had nothing to do with the gift. Weddings are to make money for your future.. Not to pay for peoples meals. Do more research. People haven’t gave gifts since like 50 years ago! You ate steak, chicken, booze, and a beautiful venue. To be exact the plates were $97 a person… But thanks again for the $30 gift basket my wife can’t even eat. If anything you should be embarrassed for being so cheap and embarrassing yourself walking in with a gift basket probably re gifted cheap ass. Again.. Out of 210 people, you were the talk and laugh of the whole wedding!!!! Worst gift ever story Is being passed along to everyone!! How about you tell people what you gave as a 2 person gift to a wedding and see what normal functioning people say about it!! Do a survey with people u know… And tell me what 100% of them tell you!! Wake up dude
Got it, everyone? People “have not gave gifts since like 50 years ago!” You serve steak, chicken and booze in a beautiful wedding and you deserve cold hard CASH to start your future. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS! Just survey the people you know. You’ll see!! Chicken and booze = CASH IN AN ENVELOPE. Marshmallow fluff my ass.
it’s obvious you have the etiquette of a twig, I couldn’t care less of what you think about the gift you received, “normal” people would welcome anything given, you wanna have a party, you pay for it, DON’T expect me to, I don’t care what you or anybody thinks, you should just be happy your sham of a marriage is legal dude!
Well, that’s not cool.
Lol. Your an idiot. Go research more on life
You should have been cut from the list.. I knew we were gunna get a bag of peanuts.. I was right
Well, that’s not fair. She got gourmet croutons, too…
Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience. – George Carlon.
You just proved this to be true.
Oh, I fucking love George Carlon. Nice.
Thanks for the fluffy whip :). Have a good day
Well, that was polite.
[via The Spec]