‘Bridezilla’ who barred conservative uncle from wedding — but still wanted  $1K cash gift — mocked by ‘Ask Amy’ advice columnist
2023/07/05

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In this scenario, a mother wrote to advice columnist Amy Dickinson seeking guidance on her brother's refusal to give her daughter a $1,000 cash gift for her wedding. The issue arose after her politically progressive daughter requested that her conservative-minded uncle not be invited to the wedding due to their differing views. The mother complied with her daughter's request and informed her brother that he would not be invited.

After the wedding, the mother sent her brother photos from the event in an attempt to make him feel included, but he did not respond. The mother was upset that her brother had not sent a wedding gift to her daughter and sought advice on how to address his behavior.

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Amy Dickinson didn't hold back in her response. She summarized the situation, highlighting the daughter's fear of being near a conservative voter and the mother's compliance with her daughter's wishes. Sending the wedding photos to the excluded uncle was seen as rubbing salt in the wound.

Dickinson then addressed the mother's complaint about the lack of a wedding gift from her brother. She stated that if a bride is too afraid of family members to invite them to a family wedding, she doesn't get the privilege of receiving their money as a gift. Dickinson suggested that the mother should have the courage to inform her daughter that the uncle's financial support would no longer be available to their branch of the family.

The columnist concluded by remarking that the only person behaving appropriately in the situation was the uncle, who was respecting the banishment and keeping his distance. She advised the mother to do the same.

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