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

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

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.

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.

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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."

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

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]