Another week rolled by with another article about some terrible bride acting completely ungrateful towards a gift that they received at their wedding. What’s that all about? Since when did weddings become about the gifts you get and not the commitment you were making? What’s wrong with this picture? If you can’t afford a big wedding, don’t have a big wedding. You can’t expect your guests to pick up the tab. With that, here’s what I believe when it comes to wedding etiquette:
- Don’t invite someone if all you want is a gift out of them. That’s just rude.
- The real gift you get from your guests is their attendance. Everything else is just gravy. Weddings can cost guests an arm and a leg when you add travel, hotel, meals and to top it off a gift.
- All gifts are thoughtful, whether they are from the registry, off registry, expensive, cheap, or even plain ol’cash. It’s all thoughtful.
- There is no set amount that is appropriate. If you can afford to give more money and want to, go nuts. If you can’t afford to give much, then give what you can.
- If you don’t like the gift from your guest, keep it you yourself you spoiled bitch.
- Like I said above, if you can’t afford your wedding, then make it smaller. Don’t expect to ‘make a killing’, don’t expect to break even, know that the cost is the cost, and if you happen to score some sick dough, then once again…gravy.
- You can’t expect everyone to live by the unwritten rules that are in your head. So, just be sure that you live up to your expectations and don’t worry about everyone else.
- Also, remember that people have up to a year to give you a wedding gift, so if you are up in arms about not getting a gift from someone you invited solely for their gift, give yourself a year before you turn into a toddler having a temper tantrum.
- Your wedding is about expressing your commitment to the one you love in front of the people that matter in your life. Not about a cash grab. Try to remember that.
I’m sure there are people who disagree with me about the unwritten rules of wedding gifts, but in reality, I think they are stupid. I can’t say this enough, a wedding is about a commitment, not about a monetary prize. Any money received is just a wonderful bonus, and some are luckier than others. Really, I’m just appalled by all of these stories about the girl who was angered publicly about fluffy whip, and the girl who criticized a couple for giving $50 each. Maybe that’s all they could afford you selfish bridezilla. Get a grip. What has happened to tact and manners? WHAT HAPPENED???