Bride got engaged in 2009 and married in 2010. Several of her friends hosted her bridal shower. This is was after her MIL-to-be nagged and nagged that the families should host it (MOB said no way). So friends set up party at local hall. MOB and bride give list of guest names to hostesses. One hostess makes a remark that MIL-to-Be wanted to put cash donation requests on invite. MOB said, “No Way.” Day of shower comes. Everyone is happy. Then a relative of groom comes up to MOB with cash in her hand. “Here is my family’s donation. Just like is said on invite.” MOB and hostesses are confused. Turns out MIL-to-be had the hostess send the unaddressed invites to her home instead of providing names of her guests. There the MIL-to-Be wrote in a cash donation request on the invite and mailed them out.
Can it get worse? You bet! Another Groom family member comes by with a cash donation, but in a different denomination. MIL-to-B also wrote different amounts for the donation! Soon groom family members compare invites to each other. Then MIL-to-Be wants to use the donations to offset the cost of the groom’s expenses. There are no pictures of MOB at the shower. She was in a furious mood up to the wedding day.
And the moral of this story is, never give *unsealed*, unaddressed envelopes to someone who has clued you in that they are on the tacky path to Ehell.