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Rude Bride Wasn't Happy With Her Wedding Gift, So She Demanded a Bigger One

One ungrateful newlywed managed to lose a friend. 

This money hungry bridezilla crossed the line. 

A British wedding guest, writing under “Puzzled and pissed off,” took to parenting website Mumsnet to blast a bride she gifted with a generous check. The bride wasn’t satisfied with the $145 (in U.S. dollars) amount and not caring about the friendship, or manners in general, asked for more. 

“I recently attended an ex-colleague’s wedding where, in response to a request for cash gifts, I sent what I thought was a pretty decent cheque (£100 if it matters, though I can’t help feeling it shouldn’t),” wrote the guest, who said she soon received an email from the couple after the ceremony saying they were “glad to see everybody.”

But there was a P.S.

“It then said, ‘we were surprised that your contribution didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received.’”

The attendee understandably was “utterly gobsmacked.”

“So as not to drip feed I’ll mention that ‘your own position’ probably refers to a recent inheritance I’ve had, which maybe they expected something from (and this is an ex-colleague, remember, not a close friend or relative),” the guest continued. 

She asked readers to offer up advice, writing, “Please, anyone, what do I do now? I’ve never come across anything like this before and still can’t quite believe they’ve done it — but since they have, should I reply, ring them, ignore it or what??”

More than than 1000 comments have piled up, the majority supporting her. 

“I’d reply something along the lines of ‘if our gift to you offended you in someway, please feel free to return it’. Cheeky cow!” wrote one user.

Another wrote: “I would be too riled up not to reply how utterly rude  God we got everything from £20 in a card from 2 school mums to large sums from family to photo albums and Mr and Mrs mugs. I was absolutely thrilled to bits with everything because I felt it was so nice to given a gift at all. 

I cannot believe people are so staggeringly rude.” 

One smartly suggested adding up how much it cost to attend the wedding and then sending the couple an invoice.


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