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Bride Demands £250 From Bridesmaid After Gift Wasn't Enough To Cover Lavish Wedding

Emma Rosemurgey

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Bride Demands £250 From Bridesmaid After Gift Wasn't Enough To Cover Lavish Wedding

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Wedding politics can be tricky business. There's a lot of money involved and even more expectations - but is it acceptable for newlyweds to demand a certain amount of money be spent on their gifts?

That's exactly what one bridesmaid claimed happened when her "ex friend" told her their £152 ($200) and £55 ($75) designer candle wasn't enough to cover the £250 per person cover charge for her and her husband to attend the wedding.

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Posting in Facebook group That's It, I'm Wedding Shaming, the anonymous bridesmaid said when she received a call from her friend during her honeymoon, she expected it to be a thank you for the gift.

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"I've just hung up the phone from a friend (ex friend now!!) whose wedding was a few weekends ago," she wrote.

"She had a beautiful wedding, lots of guests, lots of wine and food. There were even fireworks when she and her new hubby left (via a yacht) to go on their honeymoon."

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She added: "She told me that the cost of having my husband and I at her wedding was far more than the miserly gift we gave her."

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Describing her friend as "tone deaf rude" with a "good heart," the bridesmaid admitted she initially thought her friend was joking.

Despite the woman reminding her friend she'd already spent more than £205 on her gift, the woman added: "She told me that it wasn't enough and that the venue charge was [£190] per head and so I owed her another [£250] in cash."

The bride had also decided to discount the candle as it was, in her eyes, not "a real gift," because "she can't do anything with it."

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Members of the wedding shaming group flocked comment on the group, telling the bridesmaid she "don't owe the bride sh*t."

"I got to weddings for the free food," one user commented. "If someone expects me to basically pay £380 to attend, I better be personally cooked for and served by Gordon Ramsey. Screw that."

Another added: "Why would people expect you to pay a huge amount just to cover the costs of their extravagant party?

"They invited you - I think £150 and a thoughtful gift is more than generous."

Topics: Bride, Life News, Real, Sex & Relationships, Wedding

Emma Rosemurgey
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