When it comes to weddings, there are two key factors that determine the day’s success.
First, having both people show up is always a great first step toward success.
Second to that are the wedding gifts.
Yep, saying vows to your “one” and presents are what weddings are all about, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Redditor docerin posted an image to the subreddit r/WeddingShaming (which is exactly what it sounds like) captioned “Bigger cash gift = better dinner?”
The Redditor uploaded an image of a menu card that came in a wedding invite. It’s a pretty typical practice, the guests get a couple dinner options to choose from and that’s what they eat on the big day.
Except this couple arranged their menu card a little differently.
What they did was created a tiered menu, where the meal guests received directly corresponded with the amount they spent on their wedding gift.
Possibly brilliant… until you see the lowest tier starts at $250!?!?
The next tier is $251-$500, which gets guests a sliced steak or poached salmon, plus the roast chicken and swordfish choices available from the above tier. For larger spenders ($501-$1,000), filet mignon, lobster tails, or the previous choices. The highest tier is awarded a two-pound lobster and a souvenir champagne goblet.
Just what every person wants. A goblet with another couple’s name on it.
Let’s just back up and review the past year. A year where a pandemic — that is still happening — began and millions of people lost their jobs. Meaning, $250 for a wedding gift is the last thing people are thinking about in 2020/2021.
But who cares what we think.
Let’s see what the consensus is on Reddit:
A few people compared it to a fundraiser meal, with some others giving the couple the benefit of the doubt, and that maybe they chose to go with donations over gifts.
Other people noticed how any guests with dietary restrictions (vegetarian and kosher) have to spend at least $1,000 just to eat.
Yeah, that is definitely not cool and tells us that mayyyyyybe this wedding isn’t raising money for a greater cause. But we’ll let you decide.