I’m getting married, here’s why I tell guests not to bother coming unless they spend at least $50 on a gift
Bride lashed out after demanding wedding gifts asking guests to spend at least $50
A young woman and her husband have come under fire after revealing they made it mandatory for guests to bring gifts to their wedding.
The bride and groom say ‘gifting’ is one of their love languages - and nothing under $50 will do.
Guests who arrive on the day will be turned away according to the bride-to-be.
‘My fiancé and I have a lot of people in my family who like to show up to events empty-handed,’ she said.
‘It’s really uncomfortable for us,’ he added.
A bride has been slammed after revealing she made it mandatory for guests to bring gifts to her wedding
A minimum of $50 per head was set because it was ‘affordable’ he explained.
‘They can all bring something,’ she said.
The wedding invitation included strict instructions – to give everyone fair warning.
But the young bride’s expectations have been described as greedy and trashy by others in a popular wedding shaming group.
A screenshot of her original post was added to the savage group – shocking hundreds of men and women.
‘Like anyone who thinks a gift of any value is “compulsory” is crazy,’ one woman said in shock.
‘I wonder if this marriage was biased since their love language was gifted,’ added another.
‘Who said it? My love language is getting things.. We all love getting gifts but it shouldn’t be about being happy in a relationship,’ complained a third.
Others have pointed out their own love languages and how they can complicate marriage when applied.
‘My love language is physical touch. By OP’s reasoning, at my wedding, it should be acceptable for me to force everyone to hug me. See how ridiculous that argument? Don’t use the language of love to justify promiscuous behavior,’ said one woman.
Others said the couple were being ‘selfish’ and told them to just ‘have their party and move on’.
The bride and groom claim to have many freeloaders in their family and say their love language is receiving gifts
Many of the women in the group pointed out that ‘giving gifts’ is not a ‘love language’.
‘When gifts are your love language it means you put a lot of effort into getting people gifts, or pick up things for no reason if they remind you of someone you care about.
‘This means you attach a lot of meaning to thoughtful gifts that are given to you. It is not about monetary value and certainly not about mandatory payments,’ they said.
Another woman said she didn’t expect a gift and didn’t get one.
‘My life is going well,’ she said.
More than 400 people commented on the post, none of whom disagreed with the idea of a mandatory gift.