A bride-to-be has “threatened” to uninvite guests to her wedding because they didn’t give them cash gifts at the engagement party. This is the most idle threat with no teeth that I have ever seen in my life.
Many people think their wedding will be the dopest party on the planet. Here’s a hard pill to swallow: your party will be your favorite party but for everyone else it will be a colossal inconvenience, not how they would like to spend $250 of their hard-earned money, and a waste of six hours of their life that they can’t get back. The only possible saving grace is that your wedding will have an open bar with top-shelf spirits. That’s it. Your wedding is important to you and your immediate family, and they’re probably over the whole pomp and circumstance bullsh*t that revolves around the bride and groom (but mostly the bride).
One bride-to-be believed her wedding was the center of the universe and even attempted to bully her guests to pay a cash ransom in order to attend her wedding. In an infuriating post on the Reddit for wedding planning, a presumptuous woman was “furious, hurt, bewildered, angry and irritated” that her wedding guests had the audacity to give her and her fiancee gifts at an engagement party instead of straight-up cash money. Listen, we’re talking about an engagement party, not a wedding, we’re talking about an engagement party. Not a wedding.
Nobody gave us cash as a gift
I am hurt, bewildered, angry and irritated.
So, I have been planning my wedding for about three months so far. My fiancé and I planned an engagement-celebration and I specified on the invitation that we were requesting cash only in lieu of gifts. We have a mountain of debt and would like to start our marriage with a fresh slate and figured this would be a great opportunity to do so. Well, the party was last night and not one person brought us cash. They all brought small gifts that serve no purpose to us and it was hard for me to mask my irritation. We invited upwards of thirty people, most of which showed up and all we got out of it were some household items that we already have. I still tried my best to enjoy the party, but by 9pm I was over it and went to bed. The next day, after spending most of the night furious, I sent out a mass text basically asking guests I was close with where the miscommunication happened in our gift requests. I didn’t get many responses, but the responses I did get were pretty rude-which was shocking to me. I have been dreaming of my wedding day my entire life and you would think friends and loved-ones would want to help in making it perfect. I am thinking of dis-inviting those that responded rudely to me, but also I could give them another chance. We will be requesting cash as well and I have already sent out an email reiterating that cash is expected and not gifts and any gifts will be returned for cash or sold on ebay. What do you guys think?
You’re not marrying into the Royal family, cool your jets. Some friendly advice to the groom-to-be… run. Don’t walk. Run.
If you are an ungrateful, spiteful bridezilla there are plenty of things to have wedding rage about, but this ain’t it chief. Receiving gifts and not getting the money you wanted at a dumb engagement party and then threatening to uninvite guests to your wedding unless you get cash sounds like extortion. This is a bad person and they should feel bad. If I was a guest I would get this bride something non-refundable for her wedding gift like a gift card to Sears, which is going out of business any day now.
Uninvite me to a wedding? Don’t threaten me with a good time.