A bride-to-be is considering uninviting guests from her big day, after she claims they ignored her request for cash as an engagement gift.
In a post shared on Reddit, the unnamed bride said she was annoyed when loved ones turned up at her engagement party with "small gifts that serve no purpose" – after she specifically asked for cash.
"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," she wrote.
"Well, the party was last night and not one person brought us cash," she said, adding that she struggled to "mask her irritation".
Her account did not go down at all well on the popular forum, as people said they thought the bride was likely to alienate people.
One user wrote: "I hope she and the groom are happy together because they won’t have any friends of family at this rate."
The bride also claimed on Reddit that she decided to text the guests she is "close with" to make her feelings known.
"I sent out a mass text basically asking guests I was close with where the miscommunication happened in our gift requests," she explained.
"I didn’t get many responses, but the responses I did get were pretty rude… I am thinking of dis-inviting those that responded rudely to me, but also I could give them another chance.
"We will be requesting cash as well and 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."
Reddit users were shocked by her group message, slamming the bride as "ungrateful"and "rude".
"This starts out bad and just gets worse…you sent a mass text?" one commented
Some sympathised with the bride’s decision to ask for cash instead of gifts, but still thought her approach was a bit off.
"I feel her irritation is kind of justified," said one. "I hate having a lot of stuff and most people are bad at buying me gifts, so I tell people not to buy me gifts or to get me gift cards instead."
Another agreed that it’s OK to ask for money instead of gifts, but it’s possible to do so in a "tasteful" way.
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