Wedding guest left 'gobsmacked' after email from newlyweds to say £100 gift wasn't generous enough

By Kirstin Buick
11 May 2016

An irate wedding guest took to Mumsnet to share an outrageous email from the newlyweds, which has since gone viral.

Buying wedding gifts can be an expensive business – but surely a cheque for £100 (R2 186!) would be more than enough for any bride and groom?

Not this pair, apparently.

"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 woman, an ex-colleague of the bride, posted on the forum.

wedding PHOTO: Mumsnet

Then, the night before her post (dated Friday 6 May), the woman, believed to be from the UK received and email from the spouses, in which they told her, "[W]e 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 guest said the email had left her "utterly gobsmacked."

She candidly went on to explain that "your own position" probably refered to a recent inheritance that she'd received, "which maybe they expected something from (and this is an ex-colleague, remember, not a close friend or relative).

"Please, anyone, what do I do now? I've never come across anything like this before and still can't quite believe they've done it - but since they have, should I reply, ring them, ignore it or what??," she concluded her post.

Naturally, commenters were quick to offer the bewildered woman advice. "My adjustment would be cancelling the cheque! Cheeky b***ards!," one wrote, but they guest replied that it had already been cashed.

Many advised the woman to simply ignore the mail, while another added, "I would email back but BCC any mutual friends in so they are able to see the email for themselves or send a glitter bomb as the extra :P"

In the end, the guest opted for a very simple response.

"It's unlikely I'll bump into the B&G much in future as I'm retired now, which is probably just as well. However I've just replied to her email with one sentence:

'I assume this was some sort of mistake?'"

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