Would you ever?! A wedding guest has been left horrified after being asked to increase her monetary wedding gift
How would you feel if you were asked to increase the amount of money you gave as a wedding gift? Shocked or disgusted perhaps – that is exactly how one wedding guest felt when she received an email from newlyweds asking her to increase her generous £100 present.
The anonymous lady received an email from the newyweds shortly after the wedding which she shared on Mumset forum on Friday, asking for advice on what to do next.
I recently attended an ex-colleague’s wedding where, in response to a request for cash gifts, I sent what I thought was a pretty decent cheque (£100 if it matters, though I can’t help feeling it shouldn’t).”
The couple in question didn’t feel that £100 was a good enough present, they wrote:
We were surprised that your contribution didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day.
In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received.”
The lady has since received over a thousand message of support from Mumnet users such as:
This has to be the rudest and most ungrateful thing I’ve ever heard!
I agree with the others who have said cancel the cheque (if they haven’t already cashed it) and donate it to charity and send them the receipt. Another idea along the lines of cancelling the cheque, you sponsor an animal like a llama as a gift to them and they’ll receive whether they like it or not, constant updates on its progress. I’m still gobsmacked that someone could be so avaricious!”
Did they even say thank you? Wtaf? Tell them to scrap the cheque and you’ll send a replacement more befitting. Then send them 10p.”
That is extraordinary. I would cancel the cheque if not too late, donate the £100 to charity and send them a screenshot of the donation.”