A bride-to-be has threatened to uninvite guests to her wedding after giving her small gifts instead of money at her engagement party.
The anonymous woman explained that she and her partner said on the invitation that they wanted money from their gifts.
She put on Reddit that she was "injured, confused, angry and annoyed" as guests started showing up with "little gifts that don't serve any purpose" instead of money.
Instead of politely accepting gifts, the furious bride decided to send a mass text to the guests she was closest to finding out "where the miscommunication occurred in our gift requests."
"My fiancé and I planned an engagement party and I specified on the invitation that we just asked for money just for gifts.
"We have a debt mountain and would like to start the marriage with a new slate and realized that this would be a great opportunity to do so.
"Well, the party was last night, and not one person brought us money. They brought all the little gifts that had no purpose for us, and it was hard for me to mask my irritation.
"We invited up to thirty people, most of them showed up and all we got out of there were some household items we already have.
"I still tried my best to enjoy the party, but by 9 am I was over and went to bed. The next day, after spending most of the night, I ran out a mass text and basically asked me to be close to where Miscommunication occurred in our gift requests.
"I didn't get many answers, but the answers I received were quite rude, which was shocking to me.
"I've been dreaming about my wedding day all my life, and you'd think friends and loved ones would want to help make it perfect.
"I'm thinking of inviting those who reacted rudely to me, but I could also give them another chance.
"We will also ask for cash and I have already sent out an email confirming that cash is expected and not gifts, and some gifts will be returned for cash or sold on eBay."
She asked the other Reddit users what they wanted to do, and for their thoughts on her dilemma – even though we didn't think they got the answers she was waiting for.
One person said:
"You sound like that, and I honestly want you to apologize.
"In addition, you've already said that you're going to sell all the gifts for money – so why didn't you just do it and don't say anything to anyone?"
"If you are at a point in your life where you have to claim cash from people, you should probably postpone your wedding until your debt is better managed.
"The only person who is rude is you, and if one of my expectant friends smiled and asked where my gift was, I would tear up any future wedding invitation."
Someone else wrote:
"Wow you really need to rethink your attitude. Your actions here are incredibly rude and right. You shouldn't have any guests at your wedding if you continue alienating the people in your life like this."