Bride and Groom’s Guests Are Made To Pay For Cost Of The Wedding!
We all know weddings can cost a small fortune to organise and all couples try to scrimp and save wherever they can to some extent. Unfortunately prices for things like cakes, dresses and even venue hire seem to jump up dramatically when the word ‘wedding’ is mentioned. It’s unfortunate but it’s just the way it is!
One bride decided to cut costs by having her guests pay for much of the wedding. The unbelievable story was shared to Mumsnet forum, where one of the guests spilled the beans on the whole event and asked: “Am I being a tightwad or is this taking the p***?”
The bride was one of her close friends so she understood that the couple didn’t have a great deal of money to spend on the wedding. So to save a bit of money instead of having one big extravagant party somewhere the couple decided to rent out a big house six hours away from the city instead.
Which sounds great in theory. Except it wasn’t! You see the couple had no catering or bar staff and wedding guest were expected to bring along their own food and drink.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, the event was for three whole days where the couple held a different themed party each day. (Not sure ‘held’ is the correct term though as technically they didn’t provide anything!)
Aside from having to bring their own food and drinks the guests were also charged $745 per room for the whole weekend.
“As this wasn’t a hotel there was no breakfast included, rather we were required to bring what food we wanted to eat as well,” the woman wrote online.
“Oh and then we were asked to buy something from their wedding list which was circulated beforehand. I’ve just found out that hiring the venue cost her and her fiancé nothing. Because, she told another friend of ours, that they recouped the full cost of hiring the house through the money they collected from friends and family for the rooms.
In other words, the venue cost x amount and they just divided x by the number of bedrooms (about 15 in total) and charged all the couples who stayed 1/15th of the venue hire.”
While the woman went on to say she didn’t mind helping out finically for the wedding she did feel that this was a bit extreme.
Gee? Ya think?! In my eyes if you can’t afford to do something don’t do it! Or if you do ask your guests to pitch in at least offer something back as a thank you or don’t expect them to bring a gift. And what’s with it being a three day event?! Just greedy if you ask me.
Having said that I do also think the guests should have known what they were signing up for before attending the event at the house. If everything was organised upfront then no-one should really complain as they were all expecting to foot the bill. But I would’ve been majorly annoyed if it was all sprung up on me suddenly!
What do you think? Is this over ok?