Bride angry over 'cheap' wedding gift

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Last updated 09:44 05/07/2013
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A disgruntled bride has confronted a friend who gave what she thought was a miserly wedding gift, because it would not cover the cost of what the guest ate and drank at the reception (we see a trend emerging).

College-graduate Tanya, saddled with a $40,000 student loan, gave her "not-so-close" friend a wedding gift of $100 with her boyfriend, reported the Daily Mail. 

The newlywed sent her a Facebook message expressing her disappointment.

"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," she wrote.

"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."

According to the message, the bride had over-spent on the wedding, and hoped to pay it off with monetary gifts.

She said the cash did not even cover the cocktail and plate of food they dined on, which cost $200 per person.

"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," wrote the bride.

Tanya told the Daily Mail she was "infuriated" the bride had the nerve to make assumptions about her finances.

The full message:

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.

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