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by Peter on July 3, 2013

Ever attend a wedding and gave a financial gift that you had to dig deep for? Well, this bride didn’t think 2 guests dug as deep as they could have. A guest and her boyfriend gave $50.00 each and apparently the bride had a minimum cover charge that caught them unawares. The bride was so upset about the incident that she send the offending guest a scathing facebook message.  Take a read:

“Hi Tanya, how are you? 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 because just for the cocktail + reception alone the plate per person is 200$ (as per a normal wedding range with open bar is about) and 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. 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. I hope for the best as from what we receive is what we will give back. Anyways, good luck on everything.”[all sic]

Let’s unpack this for a moment.

The bride and groom spent WAY TOO MUCH MONEY on their wedding and they silently expected most of the guest to be over come by being part of the wedding of the year that they would cash out their savings to help pay their wedding bill with cash. The bride and groom forgot that a wedding is a celebration that brings together two people and two families. Guests are invited to celebrate with them. The bride expected that Tanya and her boyfriend to see the wedding as going to a high-end restaurant with a giftcard. In short the bride said, “Hey, you could have at least given me $200.00 for your $400.00 bill!”  The bride, of course, thinks that yelling at someone to pay for something that they didn’t know they had to pay for brings positive results.  Thus, Tanya is treated like a customer who refuses to pay the tab because she was dissatisfied with the quality of the steak. The bride also demeans and promises retribution when it comes time for the bride to attend Tanya’s wedding (although I should expect that the bride is wrong in her expectations once more.)

In the words of MONK, “Here’s what happened.”  The bride and groom got caught up with the glamour of impressing friends, family and guests with the wedding of the year. They spent too much money but thought that they could handle it. Shortly after the honeymoon reality set in. They didn’t have enough money. They were upset. They started opening the presents and instead of enjoying the gifts that the guests gave they became angry. They thought they could return the gifts for cash and use the cash gifts to make the payments on their credit cards that have the now high APR.

The bride and groom probably yelled at each other about whose fault was it that they were in this financial mess. All off the sudden the $100.00 cash gift comes out and all hell breaks loose. The bride gets on Facebook and Tanya is in her crosshairs.

Read more of the story at Huffpo

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