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wedding gift etiquette D&D ❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
21st Jun '13

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




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 had 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

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
21st Jun '13

This was too long for me to read the whole thing,:oops: but I get the gist. I thought the gift he gave was actually a cute idea. Weddings are not to "get money" if that were the case, you could "get money" by SKIPPING the wedding and pocketing what you would have spent. They are to share your union with friends and family. This has to be the most disrespectful, ungrateful bunch of BS I've ever heard. They are pretty much saying, "We don't see you as a friend, but a dollar sign." Whatta' buncha' b***hes.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
21st Jun '13

How greedy. They should have said thank you. Can't use it? I bet a food pantry would have loved that donation. It was a very sweet idea.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" This was too long for me to read the whole thing,:oops: but I get the gist. I thought the gift he gave ... [snip!] ... of BS I've ever heard. They are pretty much saying, "We don't see you as a friend, but a dollar sign." Whatta' buncha' b***hes."</blockquote>




:!: Ungrateful ladies at least they got something for them and I thought that was a cute idea. They wanted a big wedding they wanted to pay $100 per person that was their choice.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
21st Jun '13

I posted this about an hour ago. :) If anyone wants to come and chat in it.



http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2514676.html

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" This was too long for me to read the whole thing,:oops: but I get the gist. I thought the gift he gave ... [snip!] ... of BS I've ever heard. They are pretty much saying, "We don't see you as a friend, but a dollar sign." Whatta' buncha' b***hes."


Well the brides said " Weddings are to make money for your future. Not to pay for peoples meals" how tacky If that's the case skip the wedding! I thought his gift was cute all it was missing is some wine lol

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
21st Jun '13

Saw this on a fb post. Stuck up snobs is what they are. What bs!! I like the others response-dog shit in an envelope :) money is welcome as a gift but not a requirement. Shoot some of the weddings I've been to lately the newlyweds were lucky to get anything in form of a gift. Nowadays it's considered a "gift" if u can even attend someone's wedding bc of the out of pocket costs for travel/lodging, etc.



I think the food basket was a sweet idea. Should've went on a picnic instead of asking for the damn receipt!

Mama Rachael♥ Due April 2; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 15828 posts
21st Jun '13

Omg the brides are sooooo outta line. You do not expect or demand money fora wedding gift. That is crazy! A wedding is for celebrating your love. When I throw a party I cover dinner. Simple common courtesy, seems more people need to be taught this.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31319 posts
21st Jun '13

I only read a little bit and that was enough. I think GIFTS are just that GIFTS; meaning they are not mandatory. I think that was a b***h move on the brides' part.

Wiggity Wack 1 child; Connecticut 10780 posts
21st Jun '13

Not being grateful for the gift is one thing, but to call the gift givers up and tell them how much you think the gift sucks, well.. It takes an incredibly bitchy, self centered person to do that.