Monday 23 January 2017

Wedding guest 'gobsmacked' after couple asked for 'bigger contribution' than €125 cheque

Published 11/05/2016 | 10:26

A wedding guest has expressed their shock at being told to make a "bigger contribution" to a newlywed couple after their big day.

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The guest, who has chosen to remain anonymous, attended the wedding of a former colleague and stuck to their request of cash gifts by giving them a £100 cheque. And now they've taken to the internet to query the correct response after they were told their gift "didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes" after the wedding.

"I recently attended an ex-colleague's wedding where, 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).

"Last night I received an email which opened with a few comments about how glad they were to see everybody and how generous they'd all been," the guest wrote on Mumsnet.

"[It] then said: ‘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’.”

"For someone who's not easily shocked I confess I'm utterly gobsmacked by this."

The "position" of the anonymous user refers to the fact they recently inherited a sum of money.

"So as not to drip feed I'll mention that 'your own position' probably refers to a recent inheritance I've had, which maybe they expected something from (and this is an ex-colleague, remember, not a close friend or relative)," they added.

While most were quick to slam the move describing it as "shocking" and "very rude", the individual said they responded to the email with one sentence - "I assume this was some sort of mistake?" - and we wait with baited breath to see their response.

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