The anonymous guest, an ex-colleague of the bride, asked for advice on a Mumsnet forum after being told the £100 cheque she gave the couple was not sufficient.
According to the poster, known as Puzzledandpissedoff, the email from the newlyweds read:
“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.”
You can read the rest of the horror story HERE.
So, the amount of the wedding gift did not sufficiently “match the warmth of your good wishes”. Money has become a barometer of friendship or a gauge of the true sincerity of the gift giver’s congratulations.
One thing is true, however. The email the bride and groom did send to the gift giver does equate to the lack of grace and gratitude they have for their guests and the gifts they bear.