Wedding gift causes online etiquette uproar
Two Hamilton women caused a stir when they told a wedding guest his gift basket of edible treats didn't cut the mustard and they should have given cash instead. The Twitterverse, as usual, had a lot to say about the issue:
- Most people sided with the wedding guest after reading the brides' attack:
- — WeDDings Jubilee (@DeeDeeNewell)Thu, Jun 20 2013 06:15:13Never invite people to a wedding (or any function) just to get a gift! You invite to share your day with them!... http://fb.me/AHrDRHyB
- — Sarah Millar (@sarah_millar)Wed, Jun 19 2013 11:22:47This wedding gift story is appalling: http://www.thestar.com/life/2013/06/19/wedding_gift_spat_spirals_out_of_control_after_bride_demands_to_see_receipt.html …06/1… I don't know who this bride is, but I'm glad I wasn't invited to her wedding!
- — MBergeron (@grenouillemlb)Thu, Jun 20 2013 06:29:51I would be happy, a gift is a gift!: Wedding gift spat spirals out of control after bride demands to see receipt http://www.thestar.com/life/2013/06/19/wedding_gift_spat_spirals_out_of_control_after_bride_demands_to_see_receipt.html …06/1…
- — Melanie (@ehmeelelwhy)Thu, Jun 20 2013 06:26:21How gauche. Elopement all the way! Wedding gift spat spirals out of control after bride demands to see receipt http://www.thestar.com/life/2013/06/19/wedding_gift_spat_spirals_out_of_control_after_bride_demands_to_see_receipt.html …06/1…
- — Laura Ross-Giroux (@MsLadyalta)Thu, Jun 20 2013 06:23:43How incredibly rude! Wouldn't want friends like that. Wedding gift spat is huge deal for Canadaian local newspaper http://now.msn.com/wedding-gift-spat-is-huge-deal-for-canadaian-local-newspaper …ft-s…
- — Christine March (@ImprintWeddings)Thu, Jun 20 2013 06:07:13
- — Emerson Baque (@emo0401)Thu, Jun 20 2013 04:56:54
- — AS_Toronto (@AS_Toronto)Thu, Jun 20 2013 04:48:23@Z1035Toronto if you invite someone to your wedding you should NOT expect a gift! If you can't afford it don't invite a lot of people.
- But some felt the gift fell a little short as well
- — Chris Kitching (@chriskitching)Thu, Jun 20 2013 06:20:47@jordanaspringay Terrible gift, rude bride. I always say, don't blame the guests if you planned an expensive wedding and can't pay it off.
- Some people took a lighter perspective
- — Elite Junk Removal (@elitejunk)Thu, Jun 20 2013 04:49:08@ItsDeanBlundell if a guest didn't particularly like the wedding meal, would they be allowed to take their gift back? Only makes sense
- — Stacey (@cepheisaur)Wed, Jun 19 2013 20:03:26You know if anyone wants to give me candy as a wedding present, go for it - http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-have-your-say-about-the-wedding-gift-firestorm/ …/384…
- — Love Umbrellas Klair (@LoveUmbrellas)Wed, Jun 19 2013 23:27:13I'd be happy with this as a wedding gift, Would you? http://m.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/couple-who-gave-wedding-gift-food-spark-present-war/story-fnhqgxus-1226666684938 …style/rela…
- What's your take? Was the bride in the wrong? Was the gift tacky? Should we just start eloping and skip all the drama? Send a tweet to reporter Kaleigh Rogers @kaleighrogers and let her know your thoughts.
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