Bridezilla Shamed For Calling $10 Wedding Present 'A Slap In The Face'

Pop quiz: what should you do when you're given a gift that didn't exactly meet your expectations, or maybe wasn't something you really wanted, or even really needed for that matter?

Do you make a big stink of it, embarrassing both yourself and the poor person who gave you the gift in the process? Or do you smile, thank them for even giving you anything at all, and move on with your life knowing this isn't a big deal whatsoever?

If you chose the first answer, I'm sorry to say you failed the pop quiz, and you've now found yourself in the exact same childish category as this "bridezilla" we're going to be talking about today.

The woman has gone viral online after choosing to air some petty complaints on Facebook.

She originally posted her childish rant in an Australian group called, "Brisbane Weddings - Buy/Sell/Swap/Chat."

While it seems like the intent of the group is for soon-to-be-weds to have a place to discuss their upcoming nuptials and connect with other engaged individuals, this bride figured it was the perfect place to rant about one of her wedding guests.

Specifically, she had a problem with the gift that particular guest happened to buy for them.

In the post, the unnamed bride begins by asking other members of the group if "anyone has received any wedding gifts in the past that were a slap in the face?"

Now, in my mind, I think that the only gifts that would feel anything like a quick hand to the face would be explicitly objecting to the marriage.

Like, for example, a set of personalized dishware from Aunt Brenda with the words "you don't belong together" printed on them.

A slap to the face, indeed.

However, this bride was actually upset because she didn't feel the gift was *expensive* enough to suit her wedding.

As she explained, she and her husband had what she referred to as a "very exclusive wedding."

She says the main focus of the event was her guests, though doesn't elaborate any further, so we can only assume this bride means she went all out to make sure each and every attendee had a memorable experience

Perhaps they had a taco truck come at the end of the evening. Who knows?

At any rate, she expected that her guests would keep this all in mind when it came time to buy the happy couple some presents.

But in fact, it was her own dear (and presumably now ex) friend who failed to meet the mark. Apparently, she and her family went a little too cheap for this bride's liking.

"They gifted us 2 Kmart towels, a total value of about $10," she wrote in her Facebook post. "This hurt us a lot, as it was a slap in the face. We don't know how to deal with it."

She asked for suggestions, and the Facebook community was more than happy to give her some.

One person pointed out that perhaps that was all the family could afford, and said the bride should "be thankful they wanted to be there to celebrate your special day and focus on the qualities in their personalities rather than the material items they may or may not have given you."

The post has since been shared on Reddit where even more people have condemned this "bridezilla."

"You never know what people are going through," this Reddit user wrote. "Try to just be grateful for your besties sharing your special day with you."

Someone else added,

"I don’t judge gifts at all. You don’t always know people’s situation. They can appear well off or comfortable but be drowning because of xy or z issue that could have come up recently... If you’re throwing a party to make money or make back what you spent then you’re doing it wrong IMO."

Others speculated that this bride was likely a nightmare to deal with on her big day, judging by how she reacted to the gift.

"I bet she had all kinds of requirements, like expensive clothes, expensive shoes etc. so the photos look good," this person presumed. "If I had just spend 400$-500$ on clothes for your event cause you insisted I have to spend that much, you cannot also expect a huge gift on top of that."

However, there were some people who actually sided with the bride and agreed they too would feel slighted by the wedding gift.

Those indivudals reasoned that the bride's hurt feelings likely aren't coming from the towels themselves, but because it was their close friend who gave them to her.

"Honestly I totally get where [she] is coming from," this person explained. "Even if money is an issue, if you’re my best friend, you can think of a more thoughtful gift than two towels from Kmart. Make a coupon where you offer to make us dinner after the honeymoon, or a scrapbook of memories. I would also be extremely hurt by this gift!"

At the end of the day, many users agreed more details are needed to really decide if the bride should be upset or not.

This person said it best when they wrote, "It all depends on the circumstances. If the guests in [the bride's] post has tons of income to spare and was like 'Ok here's two towels from Kmart,' I would have been like, thanks? But if they really are struggling and that's all they can afford that's a completely different story."

What do you think of this story? Do you think this bride was in the right to be upset or should she check herself being calling some $10 towels "a slap in the face"? Let us know!

h/t: Reddit

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