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Bridezilla or GUESTzilla?

When my ex-husband and I were planning our wedding, of course we registered for gifts in the hopes that we would be able to start out our lives and home together with some nice “swag”.  But the truth is, we never EXPECTED any guest to give us anything!  We were grateful for our guests to come and celebrate with us, and if they happened to give a gift, even better!

There is a viral text exchange that is just blowing up like crazy on the web!  Apparently a young couple went to a wedding and gave, in my opinion, was a very well thought out and sweet gift with a very nice note!   Like this:

well, the bride that received the gift was NOT too happy!  She felt that “marshmallow fluff” was just not enough of a gift to “cover” the expense she’d shelled out for each guest to attend!  Here’s the story summed up as follows:

“”Kathy Mason and her boyfriend (who chose to remain anonymous) attended the wedding of two Canadian women, and things went afoul from there. Mason’s boyfriend, who sent his story, along with a hostile text exchange with the brides, to the Spectator wrote the following: “As a gift, my Girlfriend and I gave them a wicker box with a hinged lid, filled with food items, most of them PC Black Label, including: tri-color pasta, salsas, Balsamic vinegar and Olive oil, Gourmet croutons, Panko Breading, Pesto, some baking ingredients, Biscuits from Godiva and a few ‘Fun’ items like Marshmallow Fluff, Sour Patch Kids and Butterscotch sauce…On the card we wrote ‘Life is delicious….Enjoy.'”

The following day, he received, via text, what might be the least genuine thank-you note in history.

One of the two brides wrote: “Heyyy I just wanna say thanks for the gift but unfortunately I can’t eat any of it lol I’m gluten intolerant. Do u maybe have a receipt[?]”

That was the first message, from one of the brides. The second, from the other bride, firmed up any question as to whether they felt the basket of candy and other goods made a suitable wedding gift.

“I’m not sure if it’s the first wedding you have been to, but for your next wedding, people give envelopes,” the bride/co-worker texted to the gift-givers. “I lost out on $200 covering you and your dates plate, and got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return. Just a heads up for the future :)””

HERE’s my opinion:  You don’t get married for gifts!  But what do YOU think?

Have you ever shelled out a ton of money for your wedding, upwards of $50.00 to $200.00 per guest just to have a less than generous gift or, NO gift at all?

Does it matter to you?

If I were ever to get married again (and that is a BIG IF!) I think I would have a small ceremony on a Colorado Mountain top with about 20 guests and not expect a thing!  lol!

What do YOU say?



  1. Karen Gilbert- Ladd

    While I always try to give a gift that is somewhat equivalent to what the Bride/Bride’s family is spending on my meal, the wedding and reception are a celebration, not a gift grab bag. The shower covers that. Some people do not have much extra income and they give what they can. I found that gift to be very creative and useful. Seems like the brides are ingrates. If they spent $200 per plate, were they expecting each couple to spend $400 on their gift? That is outrageous! I would ask for the gift back and give them nothing. If they didn’t like it, they should have kept their mouths shut!