'Cheeky f**kery': Groom tries to give wedding gift back, asks for cash instead

  • 04/05/2018
'Cheeky f**kery': Groom tries to give wedding gift back, asks for cash instead
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A groomsman who gave a wedding gift back and asked if they could have money instead is being slammed online for the "cheeky f**kery".

A woman posted about the unusual experience after attending the wedding of a couple she's only met "a handful of times" on Mumsnet.com.

"They had an amazon gift list so DH ordered something from there," she wrote.

"It came in quite a big box and the shape of the actual gift meant that we had to wrap the box with the gift inside."

"When we arrived we noticed that nobody else had presents, thought nothing of it."

They later found out the couple had changed their minds on the gift list, opting instead to ask for money. The woman and her partner had missed that memo, still arriving with a gift which cost NZ$130 that the couple had originally requested.

But then her partner got a message from the groom after the wedding.

"Thanks for coming on Saturday and for the gift," the message read, according to the woman.

"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? Really appreciate the thought but definitely think we need a holiday after the stress of wedding planning."

Bewildered, the woman says she was "shocked at how cheeky it was".

"Does anyone have any choice words or phrases we can reply with?!"

And the commenters really delivered.

"Cheeky f**kery at its finest there," one person said, with many others agreeing on how rude it was not to accept the gift.

Another drafted a response to the newly-married couple.

"Hi Groom, thank you for inviting us Saturday. Sorry to hear you don't appreciate the gift, we are very surprised to hear that given it came from your gift list.

"We don't have unlimited free time to devote to returning the present just because you've changed your mind and would like us to fund your holiday instead. If you're that desperate for cash then stick it on eBay. See you when you're back at work."