What started as a request for a wedding present receipt has spiralled into a text war of bridezilla proportions, in which two lesbian brides complain about receiving the wrong gift from guests. Why? Because they think having a wedding is all about "saving for the future" and they basically wanted to be gifted piles of cash. (Don't we all).
It's been titled ‘the bitchiest wedding text message fight ever’, and is now taking the internet by storm after the guest involved shared it with The Spectator.
A Canadian couple presented the two brides with what they thought was a considerate wedding basket of food with a card that read: "Life is delicious".
Okay, not an overwhelmingly exciting gift, but as my mother would say, 'better than a kick in the pants'.
Unfortunately for them, the brides were none-too-impressed, and bride number one proceeded to voice her opinion through text message to her former co-worker:
“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?”
Noting that just a few short weeks earlier, he had gifted the brides-to-be (the couple is two women) a certificate to the Italian restaurant he works at, and that the ladies had used the whole amount to gorge themselves on giant platters of full-gluten pasta, the man replied:
“We had a great time. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of the celebration.”
According to Ontario newspaper The Spectator, the wedding gift text fight heated up the next day when the other bride chimed in, saying:
"Hey (writer) it's (Bride 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 dates plate... And got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return. Just a heads up for the future :) "
And yes, she did indeed sign off with a smiley.
Shocked by the response, the couple contacted The Spectator and took to Facebook to see if their gift really was that bad.
Sending her a message, the guest wrote:
"Hi, I want to tell you how incredibly insulted I am in both of the messages you have sent me over the last two days. (Bride 1), I am sorry that you have intolerance to Gluten, I am sure that makes life difficult at times.
However, to ask for a receipt is unfathomable. In fact it was incredibly disrespectful. It was the rudest gesture I have encountered, or even heard of. That is until you, Laura, messaged me today.
Laura, the message you sent to me today was by far the most inconsiderate, immature, greedy, and asinine thing I have ever had the displeasure of seeing.”
He goes on to tell her that he has done a lot of research on wedding etiquette, which is something he thinks the brides have clearly skipped over.
Outraged bride Laura responded:
"Out of 210 people at a wedding ... The only I gift I got from all (sic) was yours ...
"Your Facebook message had nothing to do with the gift. Weddings are to make money for your future. Not to pay for people's meals. Do more research. People haven't gave gifts since like 50 years ago! But thanks again for the $30 gift basket my wife can't even eat."
The exchange, which you can read in full here, continues with insults flying back and forth, culminating in the writer telling the bride she should be grateful her wedding is even legal. Ouch.
The writer does admit to playing dirty by throwing in the recent legalisation of same-sex marriage, which is decidedly unfair, but it’s also worth noting the brides in this scenario behaved terribly too.
The nastiness of this whole passive-aggressive text episode is undoubtedly classic, but it also raises the question, are weddings a collection plate or should the bride and groom be happy with what they get?
- © Fairfax NZ News
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