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The Great Canadian Wedding Gift Debacle

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Batman, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Woman gives a gift basket of candy, salsas and marshmallow fluff as a wedding gift. In return, she gets a note from the bride ripping her for not giving cash:

    Woman A takes her case public, to the good people of Hamilton, Ontario, and a hilariously catty back-and-forth between newlyweds and gift-givers ensues:

    This whole thing is as sad as it is funny. Someone ought to mail the bride a wet dog turd wrapped in a $100 bill. Here's the whole e-mail/text exchange between the parties involved and the reader response:

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Wife #2 sounds just delightful. Wow what a bitch.
  3. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    OK, what the heck is a Stag-and-Doe, or in this case a Doe-and-Doe?
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a Wisconsin thing.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Teh Google says it's a fund-raiser for the wedding.

    Canadian marriage is weird.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Yep. It's a pre-wedding party/fundraiser. Also called a buck and doe, or a jack and jill.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Can't afford a wedding? Don't get married.

    Or ... get married in a way that doesn't require you to hold a damn wedding fundraiser.
  8. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Never heard of a buck and doe or jack and jill pre-wedding fundraiser before. Back home in Eastern Alberta, one of the groomsmen will pass a cowboy boot around during the reception, but that's it. There's no expectation you give, you give if you want, however much you want, if at all. And it's never initiated by the couple.

    The idea that “Weddings are to make money for your future …" makes me die a little inside.

    And who invites someone they don't know real well to a $100/plate wedding and expect them to shell out for it in lieu of a gift?
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I blame Bettman for not letting the Coyotes move to Hamilton.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I will say that the story I read on this and posted to FB yesterday made the gift-givers look MUCH better than that one, and this one here in this thread was in the gift-giver's own words. I think they're all assholes.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    They got an apartment with deep
    Pile carpet
    And a couple of paintings from Sears
    A big waterbed that they bought
    With the bread
    They had saved for a couple
    Of years
    They started to fight when the
    Money got tight
    And they just didn't count on
    The tears.

    They lived for a while in a
    Very nice style
    But it's always the same in the end
    They got a divorce as a matter
    Of course
    And they parted the closest
    Of friends
    Then the king and the queen went
    Back to the green
    But you can never go back
    There again.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    That's pretty much an annual line item.
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