I’m all for cutting costs at a wedding. No, really, I am. Not every reception needs a stacked seafood buffet complete with top-shelf liquor and a Veuve toast while a $10,000 wedding band plays the hits. I know that’s not in the cards for most couples, especially if their dads aren’t CFOs.
But come on. Coooooome onnnnnnn.
This British couple decided to charge their guests for tea. All £2.50 for a cup.
A peeved wedding guest took to a discussion board to complain about being charged for the tea, per The Daily Mail.
‘Recently attending a wedding of a friend…I just felt it was a very poor and stingy wedding, at the reception they had a “hot chocolate bar” – they were charging for this (and tea, and coffee….)’ the woman, who went by the username of StingyWedding, wrote.
‘Am I wrong to think if you invite people to a wedding you actually host and therefore provide for your guests? Not expecting a free bar but some table wine and soft drinks surely?’
No, StingyWedding, you aren’t in the wrong for this. Especially considering it’s fucking tea. It’s ridiculous that people go to Starbucks and spend $4.00 on a cup of to-go coffee every single day. It’s literally bean water that costs pennies to produce. So to charge your friends and family at a wedding for something like this is preposterous.
Can’t afford a full open bar? I get it. Go with beer and wine. Plated dinners too much per head? Self-serve is more fun and open anyway, in my honest opinion. But if you can’t afford to give your guests something as minuscule as tea, maybe sit this one out and delay your wedding a bit so you aren’t nickel and diming people who traveled from far and wide to watch you dance to Ed Sheeran. .
[via The Daily Mail]