This demanding bride forced guests to cough up hundreds to secure their spot at her wedding.
We all know that weddings can be an expensive day out – by the time you organise an outfit, buy a gift and sort out hair and makeup, you can be looking at a significant amount of money. One bride has given her guests another expense to add to their list, including her bank details with her wedding invite requesting that guests pay a sum of money to secure a their place at the wedding.
The groom’s sister posted to popular forum Netmums to share her disbelief at receiving the unusual request. “So my sister-in-law announced that her wedding (this summer) was going to be a weekend-long affair a couple of hours away from where we live. Invitations were sent out and my husband and I were a little shocked to see that alongside the RSVP info was bank details to pay 180 pounds to secure our place at the wedding!” The bride’s mother-in-law had already offered to cover the cost of the wedding, which included the accommodation at the venue, so many guests were left wondering what the additional money was for…
Just Bad Manners
Commenters on the post were quick to reassure the bride’s sister-in-law that she wasn’t being unreasonable to question the additional cost. “If it’s not for accomodation, then I’d ask what it’s for,” said one forum user. “If it’s for other wedding costs then I wouldn’t pay it as it’s just outrageously rude.” “That’s the tackiest thing I’ve ever heard,” said another.
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We’re not sure about this one – while giving cash as a wedding gift is becoming more and more common, requesting that your guests hand over a specific amount of money seems a bit forward. Hopefully the bride can sort out the situation or she may have fewer guests turning up than she thought!
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