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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.

Completely Unexpected

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.

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!

Would you pay to attend a friend’s wedding? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

  • This is absurd.

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  • I would be happy to do it on the day of the wedding as a long as I could pick the amount I wanted to give. But not for a venue as if the wedding doesn’t happen you are out the money

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  • Weddings are getting out of hand. If you cant afford to have the big wedding then dont have it

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  • There is no way I’d go to a wedding after being told how much I was expected to pay to be allowed to go. If she wants such an expensive wedding and reception then she should be paying as it’s meant to be the bride’s parents responsibility. Just send them a congratulations card

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  • So rude. A card stating wishing well is a different story.

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  • HOW RUDE. NO WAY. I WOULD TELL HER WHERE TO SHUV HER WEDDING. FOR OUR SECOND MARRIAGE, WE HAD EVERY THING BUT WE ASKED FO A DONATION TO THE WISHING WELL AND IF THEY THOUGHT OF A PRESENT WE WERE GREAT WITH THAT. WE GOT DONATIONS AND A FEW NEEDED GIFTS.

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  • NO! NO! NO! How rude. I’ve not been to a wedding long time but can’t imagine what will happen by the time my son/nieces/nephews get married.

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  • I guess that would count me out. I would never pay to attend a wedding. I think the whole idea is tacky. I also wouldn’t be spending an entire weekend away for a wedding…just saying.

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  • That’s disgusting and highly offensive! She should be happy that people want to come, let alone charge for the privilege! It would serve her right if no one comes.

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  • Maybe she doesn’t want too many at her wedding.! I certainly wouldn’t be going if I had been invited.


    • Lol yes, it’s one way to reduce the amount of your guests !

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  • wow they must have had a lonely wedding day!

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  • I have never had to pay to attend a wedding especially when I rsvp. I’d definitely want to know where the money was going to!

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  • If u can’t afford your own wedding just make it smaller …


    • So true. When I got married, we had a church wedding, but, had the reception in my parents backyard, we provided the food (which we cooked/made), beer, wine and soft drinks, if anyone wanted to drink something else, they had to bring their own. It was so relaxed that everyone had a great time. Getting married should be about having the people you love and care about, witnessing the joining of two people who love each other, in matrimony.

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  • Seriously what a tight a$$

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  • We had the most simple wedding. Organised it all ourselves in a room of our church, bought and baked all food myself and I didn’t have an official wedding dress but just a pretty woolen purple dress I would wear again. When you don’t have the money to organise an expensive wedding it doesn’t come up in my head to ask money to make it happen anyway, just live within your means and be grateful for what you have


    • That’s so right. We also had a very simple wedding at a City Council. We had invited people to a bar after the ceremony, just for the cake and a drink together. That’s it. We had further asked people not to bring any gift.

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