A woman identified as "Tanya" recently attended a wedding of a "not-close friend" was told by the bride that her wedding gift of $100 was not enough money.
Tanya, who is $40,000 in debt from student loans, told The Huffington Post that the $100 she and her boyfriend gave to the bride and groom, as a present, was "generous, considering my financial situation."
However, the bride sent her a scolding message on Facebook because she and her new husband failed to budget the wedding correctly and were hoping to use gift money from their wedding guests to cover the cost of the reception.
The bride wrote in the Facebook message: "I just want to know is there any reason or dissatisfaction of Mike's and I wedding that both you and Phil gave 50$ each?"
"In terms of the amount we got from you both was very unexpected as a result we were very much short on paying off the reception. Just for the cocktail + reception alone the plate per person is 200$ (as per a normal wedding range with open bar is about)."
"Mike and I both have already paid for everything else including decor, photography, attire etc and didn't expect we had to cover that huge amount for reception as well. In terms of the amount we got from you both was very unexpected as a result we were very much short on paying off the reception," added the bride.
"As I know you both live together and work, so I did not see any reason for that amount, when it comes to your wedding hopefully you'll know what I mean."
Tanya works just part-time and told the Huffington Post "those $100 were hard-earned" and the bride "didn't show an ounce of gratitude for what she did receive."
Source: The Huffington Post