This Bride And Groom Billed Guests Who Didn’t Show Up To Their Wedding
I’m all for banning kids from places (especially airlines), but if you’re going to have a wedding without children it understandably presents some challenges for any parents invited to attend your nuptials. Take, for example, Jessica Baker, who was planning to attend a pal’s wedding when her babysitter had an emergency and canceled at the last minute. Baker and her husband were left with only two options — stay home or stack up their kids like the Little Rascals and teach them how to crash weddings.
Going the seemingly more reasonable route, Baker missed out on the event. It didn’t seem like a big deal until this week, when she received a bill in the mail for the meal she and her husband missed out on. The $75.90 invoice was sent with a note that read, “This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP’d for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated.”
The rules of wedding etiquette are different for everyone, but billing no-shows? That’s a weirdly aggressive way to enjoy your first few weeks as newlyweds! When the average wedding costs more than $30,000 a year, hitting up an alleged friend for less then $100 of that seems pretty petty.
Sure it’s a pain in the ass to have someone not call after you’ve paid for their plate, but guess what else is a pain in the ass? Most weddings! And judging by the herb-crusted walleye, the bride and groom should’ve known what they were getting themselves into. I wonder what Baker would’ve been billed if she went with the Little Rascals option?
What do you think about this? Is this a reasonable way of handling no-shows at a wedding? Or is it passive aggressive and rude? [KARE 11]