Groom receives backlash after asking wedding guests to return gifts for cash

omg 04/05/2018

A couple have taken to Mumsnet after a Bride and Groom asked them to return the wedding gift they bought and exchange it for cash.

"We went to a wedding at the weekend for one of my husbands colleagues. They had an Amazon gift list so my husband ordered something from there."

"When we arrived we noticed that nobody else had presents, thought nothing of it but people kept commenting and saying 'We just got them vouchers/money.'" as it turns out, the couple changed their mind last minute and decided to ditch the gift idea and ask for cash instead.

The couple gave the bride and groom their gift and carried on with the night. But later on when they got home, they received a txt from the groom...

"Thanks for coming on Saturday and for the gift." the txt began.

"We had a bit of a last minute change and decided to ask for money towards the honeymoon instead of what we'd put on the gift list. Can we arrange to send it back and just get the money for it instead? I can pass it back next week when I'm back in work. Really appreciate the thought but definitely think we need a holiday after the stress of wedding planning."

Unfortunately for the groom, most people did not side with him... 

"How rude! I have no problem with people asking for money at all, but changing your mind and returning the gift is not on." someone wrote.

"Get him to return it, keep the $70 and give him $10 towards his holiday, the other $60 is 'an admin charge'" one person suggested.

"Keep him waiting for the cash. Force him to chase you up for the cash and make excuses such as 'we're too busy'... Then give them the money after the honeymoon." another added.

Do you think what the groom did was out of line?