There are some truly shocking and horrific stories out there about entitled and narcissistic brides. You’ve likely heard at least a few of them, and you may even have the misfortune of knowing such a bridezilla yourself.
Recently, one bride from Brisbane, Australia had the gall to go onto a Facebook group and describe receiving an inexpensive wedding gift as “a slap in the face,” and then, in apparent seriousness, asked people for advice about what to over this situation.
Needless to say, the internet let her have it.
Entitled, Tone Deaf and Awful
The bride’s post in the group described how she and her partner “had a very exclusive wedding, all-inclusive and the focus were on our guests [sic].” Then, she complained that.
“Our best friend, husband and kids.. gifted us 2 Kmart towels, a total value of about $10.”
“This hurt us a lot, as it was a slap in the face,” she said. It did not seem to occur to her that her own vain and prissy behavior might itself have been a slap in the face to people who were simply trying to do their best under difficult circumstances.
And so, she received a maelstrom of negative comments. “People who expect guests to ‘refund’ them the cost of their wedding are so gross to me. It’s not an event you throw to ‘break even.’ If you can’t afford it and are banking on people paying you back with gifts, it’s on you. Have a cheaper wedding,” said one commenter.
Furthermore, as many others pointed out, Queensland, Australia had been severely locked down for a long due to COVID-19. These lockdowns resulted in a great deal of collateral economic damage, and many people suffered financially as a result. It’s just not possible for everyone to give an expensive gift.
One person laughed at the bride for her absurdly contradictory description of her own wedding. “I love how the wedding was both exclusive and all-inclusive,” he said.
It’s appalling that at a time when so many were not able to enjoy or hold weddings at all — or enjoy any other kind of major familial or social events — some people felt the need to whine about their weddings being less than perfect.