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Weddings are fucking expensive. We all know that. Between the rings, showers, dinners, invites, and venue, the average wedding will run you (on average) about $25,000. With that amount of money, you could pay for a year of college for your kid rather than take out a loan just so he can become a DJ upon graduation.
I get it, it sucks that you have to spend that much money for your friends to just waltz in and get blackout. But what this couple did to their friends is flat-out inexcusable. See, Jessica Baker planned on attending her friend’s wedding but the babysitter (also known as her mom) fell through at the last second. What happened is unprecedented.
Her mom was supposed to watch their kids. And since the invitation said no children, that meant no wedding. But then this week, she received a bill for the dinner they were supposed to have enjoyed.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” she said with a smile. “It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge.”
The total came to $75.90.
“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 note read.
And here’s the actual receipt:
Bold move from the bride and groom who found it fitting to nickel and dime the guests that couldn’t attend. I’d like to think the thought process went something like this when they were deciding whether or not to invoice their friends after the no-show:
“How rude was it that they just didn’t show up? I mean, honestly. Sure, I didn’t want them there anyway because Jessica is kind of a bitch, but like, it takes balls to just no-show someone’s wedding. I never want to speak to her again. You know what? Fuck them. I’m going to send them a bill because you’re crazy if you think I’m just going to spend $75 on herb-crusted fucking walleye for her and her plus-one.”
Meanwhile, the husband was probably just nodding along approvingly (albeit scared shitless) because that’s what I hear marriage is all about. .
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