Yeah, I know, it's the Huff... But yeah, it made my blood boil.
I'm a newlywed- we chose to have a potluck wedding in our yard, because that's what we wanted and that's what we could afford. We didn't want gifts, quite specifically said so in our invitations. We wanted people to come and celebrate, bring a dish to share and just be happy that we were happy. We had an excellent turnout full of wonderful brew, food, and happy people.
Unfortunately for a lot of people, it seems like it's all about the wedding- regardless on if you can afford it or not. Now, I totally understand wanting a dream wedding. But I don't understand how a couple wants to start out their marriage in hock, spending stupid amounts of money just for one party. I extra can't understand how anyone can criticize a guest for not giving a good enough gift. Any gift is a good gift, and the best gift they give is being there to celebrate your union. It's not the guests fault if you want to spend money you can't afford on the wedding, it's yours.