When it comes to weddings, there are a few options for giving a gift. You could follow the gift registry that the couple makes up, decide on a gift on your own, simply give cash, or if you’re really on a budget or don’t particularly like the bride or groom, you could give nothing. Most couples don’t complain about their wedding gifts, but two brides went bridezilla on a guest and their awesome wedding text fight has gone viral.

The story comes from Jezebel and tells of a man who decided to make up his own fun gift basket for a wedding he was attending for two brides. He wrote up a piece in his local Canadian newspaper, saying:

As a gift, my Girlfriend and I gave [the couple] a wicker box with a hinged lid, filled with food items, most of them PC Black Label, including: tri-color pasta, salsas, Balsamic vinegar and Olive, Gourmet croutons, Panko Breading, Pesto, some baking ingredients, Biscuits from Godiva and a few 'Fun' items like Marshmallow Fluff, Sour Patch Kids and Butterscotch sauce.

He put thought and time into the gifts and was excited to hear what the couples’ reactions would be, but he was taken off-guard when he received a text the following morning from Bride 1:

Heyyy I just wanna say thanks for the gift but unfortunately I can't eat any of it lol I'm gluten intolerant. Do u maybe have a receipt

Gift Basket guy was even more stunned to read this considering that he’d seen the brides in question mowing down full-gluten pasta at the restaurant he works at just a few weeks prior.

His response?

Ahh s**t! Really!? We had a great time. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of the celebration.

But the complaining wasn’t over yet. The other bride decided to get in on the action, writing:

Hey it's [Bride 1's] wife Laura. I want to thank you for coming to the wedding Friday. I'm not sure if it's the first wedding you have been to, but for your next wedding... People give envelopes. I lost out on $200 covering you and your dates plate... And got fluffy whip and sour patch kids in return Just a heads up for the future :)


Gift Basket guy fired back, and here is the exchange that took place:

Hi, I want to tell you how incredibly insulted I am in both of the messages you have sent me over the last two days. [Bride 1], I am sorry that you have intolerance to Gluten, I am sure that makes life difficult at times. However, to ask for a receipt is unfathomable. In fact it was incredibly disrespectful. It was the rudest gesture I have encountered, or even heard of. That is until you, Laura, messaged me today.

Laura, the message you sent to me today was by far the most inconsiderate, immature, greedy, and asinine thing I have ever had the displeasure of seeing.

This is not even close to being the first wedding I have attended, and actually I have done a lot of research on wedding etiquette, a step in the process the two of you clearly skipped over (clearly displayed by Laura chewing gum, like a cow does hay, while walking down the aisle). Here is some help for you..just a heads up for the future.

The Bride's Etiquette Guide: Etiquette Made Easy, Second Edition. Here is the link.

Too bad you didn't read this, or any other etiquette guide prior to your "big day". In respect to this particular topic, I would turn your attention to pages 147-149. I am sure you will not bother to follow this link, so I will fill you in. Not only is it wrong to have an expectation of any sort of gift, it is the ultimate insult to your family and friends to mention a gift of monetary value at all, let alone be so boorish to message someone with your disappointment in said gift. Also, you should never host a party that you cannot afford, or expect your guests to pay for it. On that note, I seriously doubt that you had an expense of $100/plate. If you did, you were taken for a ride.

In retrospect, this is the exact style of behavior I should have expected from the two of you, when you used the gift card donated to your doe and doe for a personal date night, then had the gall to ask your server for the "friends and family discount".

I'm sure that one, or the two of you will mature, and grow into adults who will take a different, more respectful, LOVE based approach when you invite guests to your next wedding.


Again... Out of 210 people at a wedding... The only I gift I got from all was yours... And fluffy whip and sour patch kids. Your Facebook message had nothing to do with the gift. Weddings are to make money for your future.. Not to pay for peoples meals. Do more research. People haven't gave gifts since like 50 years ago! You ate steak, chicken, booze, and a beautiful venue. To be exact the plates were $97 a person... But thanks again for the $30 gift basket my wife can't even eat. If anything you should be embarrassed for being so cheap and embarrassing yourself walking in with a gift basket probably re gifted cheap ass. Again.. Out of 210 people, you were the talk and laugh of the whole wedding!!!! Worst gift ever story Is being passed along to everyone!! How about you tell people what you gave as a 2 person gift to a wedding and see what normal functioning people say about it!! Do a survey with people u know... And tell me what 100% of them tell you!! Wake up dude

Gift Basket guy:

It's obvious you have the etiquette of a twig, I couldn't care less of what you think about the gift you received, "normal" people would welcome anything given, you wanna have a party, you pay for it, DON'T expect me to, I don't care what you or anybody thinks, you should just be happy your sham of a marriage is legal dude!


Lol. Your an idiot. Go research more on life

You should have been cut from the list.. I knew we were gunna get a bag of peanuts.. I was right

Gift Basket guy:

Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience. - George Carlon.

You just proved this to be true.


Thanks for the fluffy whip :). Have a good day

Clearly Gift Basket guy said stuff that he shouldn’t have and doesn’t come off smelling like roses in this exchange, but the brides need to do a bit of soul-searching on their part. “Weddings are to make money for your future.” What? I thought weddings were to celebrate the love between two people and make a commitment to each other in the presence of their friends and family. Moreover, if you’re looking to “make money” from your wedding, you probably shouldn’t spend $97 a plate on your guests.

I was also surprised that people don’t give gifts at weddings anymore. I suppose those gift registries that people sign up for are a hoax.

I can also understand that getting cash for your wedding is desired and appreciated, but the way these ladies reacted to a thoughtful gift is absurd. Weddings aren’t to make money. That’s what a job is for.