Woman Plans to Spend $18 on Wedding Gift for Her Online-Boated Best Friend
The internet has backed a woman who plans to spend £15 ($18) on her best friend’s wedding gifts
In the post shared on the Mumsnet online forumuser CheapOrNot explained why she was getting such a cheap gift for her friend’s wedding and received dozens of responses.
The user said: “It’s an ornament that I know she and her future husband (HTB) will love, but it’s the end of the line so heavily discounted at £15 (usually around £45 ( $55)).
“She’s my best friend in the world, I mean the person who’s been by my side through the worst things in the world (and she’ll tell you I’ve been the same to her).”
She added: “For context, I’m a bridesmaid at the wedding, I would have paid over £300 ($367) for hen nights (there are two) and I’m also buying my DD [dear daughter]who is a bridesmaid, specific shoes to match her dress as she has a leg problem which means she has to wear certain shoes which cost me £85 ($104).
“I’m a single parent and I’m the only bridesmaid other than her sister who is a bridesmaid. The £300+ I spent must have been saved for several months.
“WIBU (would it be unreasonable) to only spend £15? I doubt my friend or her HTB will google the price, and if they do I doubt they care.”
According to UK-based lending company Ocean Finance, the average cost to be invited to a wedding in the country is £541 ($662).
He added that an immediate family member or close friend should expect to spend between £50 and £100.
Although she didn’t spend a lot of money on her friend’s wedding gift, many commentators supported her decision.
One person said: “They’re going to love the gift it’s the most important thing and if you had bought it last month it would have been full price so what if you got it bought cheaper, it’s the same gift.”
Another added, “She’s your best friend. The most important thing to her is that you’re part of it. Buy this gift. Looks like she’s going to love it.”
A third commenter wrote: “You said they would like the gift, that’s all that matters. Buy it.”
Weddings are often cause for celebration and, at times, open to unusual displays of affection between bride and groom.
Earlier this month, a newly married couple turned heads at their wedding by deliberately setting themselves on fire.
Luckily, Gabe Jessop and Ambyr Bambyr are stunt doubles who work in the film industry, so they were well prepared to put an unusual twist on their wedding day.