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Bride Asks For Advice After Not Receiving Gifts From Guests

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Bride Asks For Advice After Not Receiving Gifts From Guests

A bride has taken to Reddit to ask for 'advice' after noticing a small number of guests at her wedding failed to bring a gift.

The bride had totted up a number of guests who had not bought the newlyweds a present, explaining: "I had quite a number of guests at our wedding who did not give a gift.

The bride had totted up a number of guests who had not bought the newlyweds a present (Credit: Unsplash)
The bride had totted up a number of guests who had not bought the newlyweds a present (Credit: Unsplash)

"We had about 120 guests and we had three couples who did not give a gift and five singles who did not give a gift, as well as my husband's sister and brother.

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"My friend who got married last year said the same thing happened to her. Do people really not know to give a gift when attending a wedding?"

The post was shared on Reddit (Credit: Reddit)
The post was shared on Reddit (Credit: Reddit)

Other Reddit users were horrified with the post, with one person explaining it made them sad to think some couples assume gifts are mandatory.

"I will never understand this, and it makes me sad whenever it's posted. Do you seriously have a guest list that you are checking off to see who gave you gifts?

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"Gifts are an optional tradition, not a requirement. All you are doing with this is making yourself look materialistic and selfish. Be happy for their love and that they took time out of their lives to share your day in spite of that."

Many pointed out gifts are optional (Credit: Shutterstock)
Many pointed out gifts are optional (Credit: Shutterstock)

Another added: "If you're having a wedding to get gifts, you're coming in with the wrong attitude. I understand if that's tradition, but depending on people's financial situations, it's hard to be able to afford an engagement gift, a wedding shower gift, a wedding gift, etc.

"Just be happy that so many people came to support you with their love as you married your best friend and partner!"

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Some commenters were slightly more understanding, with another pointing out: "It's never an obligation; it's a tradition. However, I understand your disappointment."

What do you think?

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Topics: Life News, Wedding

Lucy Devine
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