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Wedding gift sparks debate... Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
21st Jun '13

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/wedding-gift-basket-sparks-epic-text-war--the-battle-over-cheap-presents--183304420.html



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This is the story of how a jar of marshmallow fluff ruined a friendship, clouded a joyful wedding day, and sparked debate across the Internet.
It all began on Wednesday, when the Hamilton Spectator published a letter from a disgruntled wedding guest, detailing his text battle over a gift he sent a newly married co-worker.
More on Yahoo: Wedding photo's unlikely guest

Kathy Mason and her boyfriend (who chose to remain anonymous) attended the wedding of two Canadian women, and things went afoul from there. Mason's boyfriend, who sent his story, along with a hostile text exchange with the brides, to the Spectator wrote the following: "As a gift, my Girlfriend and I gave them 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 oil, 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

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11 (girl); 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
21st Jun '13

people are ungrateful. i think it was a cute,fun gift! if you only invite people to your wedding to get "nice" gifts thats sad :roll:

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57849 posts
21st Jun '13

Dude, those brides are tacky and rude. I'm glad they got put on blast like that. How ridiculous?!



Hell, my five year old knows that you "get what you get and you don't throw a fit." They could learn something from her for sure!

BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 73888 posts
21st Jun '13

I think it's a really cute gift. Her whole "I lost out on $200..." statement makes her look greedy.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" Dude, those brides are tacky and rude. I'm glad they got put on blast like that. How ridiculous?! Hell, ... [snip!] ... my five year old knows that you "get what you get and you don't throw a fit." They could learn something from her for sure!"


Haha.. my son started saying that this year... :)

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
21st Jun '13

I actually think that was a great gift, if youre working on a budget thats thoughtful and creative. How are they going to get mad that THEY spent $200 on dinner? They didnt have to, their fault. A wedding costs as much as you make it. Ungrateful b***hes.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting BαtMαɳ:" I think it's a really cute gift. Her whole "I lost out on $200..." statement makes her look greedy."



Oh, absolutely!



Shows you some people are all about materialistic things.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
21st Jun '13

I read like half of that, maybe I will read the other half later.



But that is ridiculous, be grateful for what you get and don't spend such a ridiculous amount on a wedding. They are there to celebrate your day, you aren't supposed to expect lavish gifts. Barely any of that shit has gluten.



They would have hated me, I have never been to a really formal wedding (which I am guessing this was and tend to give $20 as a gift while I was in college. I might give $50 after I have been working for a while.

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
21st Jun '13

I could understand asking for the recipet or whatever for the one that is gluten intolerant but the one that said they needed to pay for going? petty. Gifts are appreciated not expected.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
21st Jun '13

The brides are disgusting people. That's really greedy. They don't know all their guests' financial situations. Some give more than others, some give nothing at all. I thought the gift was nice and thoughtful.



Lol..."weddings are to make money for their future" ...wtf? Yeah weddings aren't to celebrate the joining if two families, people in love tying the knot and making a commitment, a promise, to each other. f**k people up and down.

[yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emily Dickinson:</b>" Dude, those brides are tacky and rude. I'm glad they got put on blast like that. How ridiculous?! Hell, ... [snip!] ... my five year old knows that you "get what you get and you don't throw a fit." They could learn something from her for sure!"</blockquote>




My niece told me that the other day when I said I didn't like something... I looked at her like :shock: :shock: :shock:

weefee 1 child; Glasgow, Î, United Kingdom 441 posts
21st Jun '13

How ungrateful. I think it was a nice gift, that you could enjoy a fun, romantic evening together or something with the food items. I'd be happy with that.



Plus assuming that you didn't demand to get invited the wedding, then I think the price the couple pay for your food etc is irrelevant - they chose to invite you they can't b***h about how much it cost later.



Some people can't afford expensive gifts, people generally give what they can or try to be funny and original as with this present. What happened to common decency and manners, where you thanked people for the gift and teh effort that they put into getting it for you even if it wasn't what you hoped for.

mrs jones ♥ 2 kids; Universal City, Texas 2682 posts
21st Jun '13

Definitely ungrateful. They weren't obligated to get them crap. A wedding shouldn't be about the gifts :? $97 a plate is ridiculous as well!

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting Pusherman:" The brides are disgusting people. That's really greedy. They don't know all their guests' financial ... [snip!] ... if two families, people in love tying the knot and making a commitment, a promise, to each other. f**k people up and down."


I know, right??! It's really sickening.