According to 7news.com.au, A bride is being criticized as “entitled” for her expensive requests after she explained how she intended each of her wedding guests to spend at least $400 on presents in a thorough Facebook post.
The Australian outlet’s report of the internet controversy featured a screenshot of the bride’s list of acceptable gifts, which included expensive purses, brand-new carpeting for her entire home, “Korean or Asian beauty goods,” “HIGH CLASS” [sic] artworks or decorations, and plain cash.
The bride specified that Gucci and Louis Vuitton purses were favored, but other brands were “allowed” as well as long as she was informed in advance.
According to the screenshot, she stated that she would take somewhat smaller amounts “as long as you inform me first,” but that she wanted everyone to spend at least $400 regardless of what they purchased for the happy couple.
The crudeness of this bride would horrify etiquette experts. Miss Manners believes that there is “no elegant manner — not even a somewhat respectable one — of guiding present-giving when you are on the receiving end.” But more of these difficult positions are probably coming as extravagant weddings come back and pandemic lockdown regulations loosen.
Numerous Greedy Bridezilla examples on Reddit and other social media platforms already make for entertaining hours of hate reading.
Weddings are frequently filled with controversy and interpersonal conflict, despite serving as celebrations of passionate love. A Reddit user known only by the alias “Amy” said earlier this month that she had refused to include Amy in her wedding because Amy had questioned the price of rach56878’s engagement ring.
According to the 7news.com.au article, further things on this most recent bride’s list were KitchenMaid equipment costing “over $350,” apparel from the Calvin Klein, Moschino, or Nora’s brands for “OVER $400,” and gift cards to Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Whole Foods, Sprouts, “maybe even JC Penny [sic]” or any other authorized shop worth “$400 or more.”
The bride warned those who had RSVP’d that “[y]ou MUST pick from the list or consult me first” lest they believe they were exempt from these strict requirements.
She advised readers to “register early if you don’t want to get me a Gucci purse or whatever you don’t want to get,” adding that “everything on here is first come, first serve,” providing a link to a spreadsheet of “who’s bringing what,” and writing that “everything on here is first come, first serve.”
“Thanks, love,” she concluded the message.
While the post, which reportedly received harsh criticism, has now been taken down, screenshots, as we all know, remain. According to 7news.com.au, comments berated what they saw as the author’s selfishness.
“After eating their lunch and RSVPing, I would leave them a note with $400 in Monopoly money. I hate those who take advantage of weddings to extort gifts, “One wrote.
Another person wrote, “If I had the type of money to play about, I’d purchase them the most disgusting tiles for the house I could locate and surprise them with the install.”
A bridal registry, according to one, is meant to make the transition from engagement to marriage easier for newlyweds rather than to pamper them with expensive gifts.
“Sorry, but a designer handbag for the bride is not a suitable wedding present. Who buys a couple a new car for their wedding? They continued, “Wedding presents are for the pair to begin their lives together. Where did I go wrong, exactly?”
According to the post on 7news.com.au, the bride, who is from the United States, will wed in October.
This is hardly the newest wedding-related incident to attract viral discussion. On Reddit, a maid of honor said that her husband had been denied an invitation to the bride’s wedding because he was “too short.”
The Redditor added that the reason why she opted not to go to the wedding if her spouse couldn’t be because “he is [shorter than] me… it would seem funny [in] photographs.”
Another bride also said that she sent her potential bridesmaids a “transparency letter” to clarify the financial obligations associated with the job in a now-viral TikTok video. 3 million people saw the video, which generated conflicting responses.
As one person put it: “That’s a mature way to handle it, but someone else said: “I think you shouldn’t have a bridal party if you can’t pay for the outfits, hair, and cosmetics in full. Because you are getting married, they are not responsible.”