Bride faces backlash after slamming wedding guests for ‘not being generous enough’ with their gifts
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A bride’s controversial comments have been met with backlash after she posted a rant online about her wedding guests not splashing enough cash on their gifts.
While the cost of a wedding is well-documented, it’s easy to forget that the big day can end up being a pretty spenny affair for the guests, too – once you’ve factored in travel, accommodation, a new outfit and, of course, the all-important present.
This is especially the case if the happy couple have opted for a gift registry, and all of the cheaper items have already gone.
But one bride from Australia had little sympathy for her guests when she tied the knot recently, having taken to Facebook to vent about what she received from them.
In a now-deleted post, the newlywed wrote: “I had my wedding recently and I would say 70 percent of people didn’t even come close to covering their plate. For reference, I live in a very expensive area and everyone who attended is local.
“For example, the price for each person was around $300 (£154/USD $197) and I received $50 (£25/USD $32) a person from a few adults, $100 (£51/USD $65) a person from a family, $120 (£61/USD $80) a person from another family and on average $150 (£77/USD $98) a person.”
The woman said she ‘doesn’t understand why this happened’, arguing that, when she goes to weddings herself, she looks into the venue to find out how much a wedding plate would have cost the couple to guide her for how much to give.
She added: “Do I just cut my losses, keep it in the back of my head or say something?
“Side note, it extra bothers me because people kept telling my fiancé and I ‘don’t worry the money will come back’ when we kept saying we wanted it small because we didn’t want to rely on it coming back.”
While some people noted that in a number of countries it’s usual to be expected to cover the cost of your plate, they admitted ‘it’s nowhere near $300’.
Someone else commented: “Seems pretty pretentious to me. If you’re throwing the party it should come out of your pocket with no further strong expectations."
And another agreed: “I find this mindset really unfamiliar as a lower-middle-class person, but it kind of sounds like a rich person doing rich-person things with other rich people.”