A bride has stirred a controversy after she revealed that she has decided to charge ‘no-show’ fee to a guest who failed to attend her big day.
There is no doubt that planning a wedding can be very stressful and also expensive, so it can be frustrating when one of the guests who RSVP’d yes decides to cancel only days before your wedding.
One bride who was called into the ‘She’s On The Money’ podcast has shared how she charged guests who did not attend her wedding to compensate for the cost of their seats.
Speaking to the hosts, the bride explained that when she gave the final number of guests to the caterers and venue, the final bill totaled $18,600.
She also clarified that when she had sent out the official invites, her guests had six months to RSVP.
But only one week before her wedding, she received a text from one guest telling her that they won’t be able to make it.
The text message read: So sorry, I know we RSVP’d yes and the wedding is next week but we just can’t afford to travel interstate at the moment. Hope you understand, would love to have been there.”
The bride went on: “Within the last week ten guests, who had previously RSVP’d that they were coming have now cancelled citing that it’s too expensive for them to travel interstate.
“I am scrambling to cover their seats, otherwise I’m effectively wasting $2,000. Is it reasonable to request that they cover these costs themselves?”
People were quick to share their thoughts on the situation, with one person saying: “Given they said YES in July – they had almost 6 months to ensure they could save for it. Very disappointing they committed to coming but then didn’t plan to be able to afford it.”
Another wrote: “No one books flights for an interstate wedding the week prior. The guest is 100 per cent at fault here and is not a nice friend for doing this. It’d be different if she/partner/family fell ill and couldn’t make it. But no one plans their travel a week prior and suddenly finds out they can’t afford it…”
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