Bride fuming after guest asks for gift back months after wedding

A bride has been left furious after being gifted a cheque of £160 by a wedding guest - only for him to ask for a majority of the amount back three months after the occasion.

The story was shared after the bride, who has chosen to remain anonymous, wrote into a wedding shaming group on Facebook to let off some steam.

Posting into the group, the bride, who is believed to be Australian, wrote: 'This is a short one. After my wedding my husband and I opened gifts and cards.'

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'I opened a card from my husband's aunt and uncle and they had written us a £160 cheque. We were like "whoa, but okay he makes good money."'

She continued: 'Three months later we get a phone call and the 'generous' uncle said he only meant to write a £16 cheque and we need to give him £144 back. Like who does that!?'

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The bride insisted that he and his wife 'do not have money problems' and her mother-in-law was disappointed by the uncle's display of behaviour.

She then went on to inform readers how she and her husband dealt with the situation: 'We gave everything back because we didn't want a penny of his money.'

Members of the Facebook group were quick to give their own opinions on the situation, and some made it clear that they would operate a complete zero-tolerance policy if they were in the bride's shoes.

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They said: 'I'd never speak to them again, nor be around them. Whether it was a family event or not. I'd never go. Screw that. How pathetic and trashy.'

Another animated user wrote: 'Wow, I'm speechless. £16 for a wedding gift?!?! Are you kidding me?! Some people have no shame. And to call you and demand the money back! Wow, I can't even.'

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Freelance Lifestyle Writer

Niamh McCollum is a freelance lifestyle writer who has written for Future titles GoodTo and Marie Claire UK, plus the Irish Independent. The Dublin-based journalist specialises in stories 

affecting families - from health updates, to the freshest parenting debates and celebrity announcements.