Weddings can be expensive, especially if you go all out for a formal ceremony and reception, so it’s nice to get some of your expenses back through gifts.
But, while many brides and grooms would prefer cash or gifts from their registry it’s good form to be gracious and appreciate all wedding presents.
After all, people have different finances and attending a wedding can cost a lot as it is.
Unfortunately, not every couple is grateful for what they’re given.
Posting on Reddit, an anonymous woman explained that her sister and brother-in-law were demanding that she spend $4,900 (£3,580) on a gaming computer for them as a wedding gift.
She wrote: “About three weeks ago she sent me and my husband a link to this gift she wanted us to buy for her.
“It was a very, very expensive and weird gift for a wedding. But she said this was what she wanted us to buy her.”
Trying to get out of the situation, the woman’s husband told the sister that they would “bare it in mind” when picking out a present.
The sister said: “He told her it was very expensive and we might find something similar for them. She replied again with no, she wanted that.
“She told us we need to show up with a gift and this is what she’ll accept from us.”
The bride-to-be then sent links to three similarly priced computers before her sibling decided to take a stand.
The woman told the bride that she would not attend the wedding if the computer was more important than their presence.
Sadly, this backfired, as her sister promptly uninvited her from the big day and called her a “sh**y sister”, reports the Sun.
The poster added: “My parents can’t believe we are no longer going. They said my sister is just being a brat and I should still show up and bring whatever gift we choose.”
She asked social media users what they thought she should do.
One commented: “Skip the wedding or show up with a toaster.”
While a second laughed: “I would suggest a cut glass divided relish bowl. They are rarely used.
“Actually outdated, hard to store, and my sister received seven at her wedding and never used one.
“Also it’s just pretty enough that the pettiness is hidden by the elegance of crystal.”
“Your sister either thinks you have more money than you do or that she is entitled to tell you how to spend what money you do have,” added another. “Not her place in either case.”
What would you have done? Tell us in the comments…