Taking the budget into consideration, many couples choose to only invite people to their wedding who they are currently close with. Plus-ones who are complete strangers, neighbors, kids, or your mom's best friends might not make the cut for a small event. Every person adds to the cost of the venue and food and beverage bill, but asking people who weren't invited to then buy you a gift is a serious wedding etiquette faux pas. "Hey so sorry I chose not to have you at my wedding, but would you mind buying me this $150 knife?" is not a classy way to treat your friends.
So, when a woman decided to consult the moral compass of the internet otherwise known as Reddit's "Am I the As*hole?" about her recently married friend's request for wedding gifts, people were eager to deem a verdict.