Funding a wedding is no easy task. It not only takes money but weeks and months of planning, fights with family about who to invite and whether to go with the red velvet or vanilla cake soaked in chocolate sauce. All this planning can make a bride (and groom) downright crazy, insane, irrational and frustrated with the world around her.
Two brides in Canada thought a gift basket filled with picnic items, marshmallow fluff and Sour Patch Kids candy was an awful gift. So, they sent a text to their guest with this pissed off message:
“Hey [guest] it’s [bride no. 1]‘s wife, Laura. I want to thank you for coming to the wedding Friday. I’m not sure if it’s the first wedding you have been to, but for your next wedding… People give envelopes. I lost out on $200 covering you and your date’s plate… And got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return. Just a heads up for the future “
In response, the guest turned to Facebook with comments about lack of etiquette and the like. There has been a heated debate about who is in the wrong; the guest for a handmade gift or the brides for complaining?
Being an ex-bride and forking over my share of money for a dinner I hardly ate, I side with the guest. First off they brought a gift. Second, they came to the wedding which could’ve cost them time and money for clothes, hotel stay, transportation or all three. Third, It’s the thought that counts. Fourth, There is no fourth.
The brides have a right to be upset but to express said frustration is, in my opinion, tacky and awful.
I would’ve loved those Sour Patch Kids myself.