Weddings can be very expensive as there are many things to be considered, including the venue, gowns, and food.
Most of the time, wedding costs are put on the couples tying the knot and their parents.
That is why one man has been left furious after his friend asked him to make some contributions to his wedding.
“My close friends are getting married. It’s my first wedding as an adult, as well as for a lot of other people attending. We’re all in our early-mid 20s and just a couple of years out of college, so we’re not swimming in cash,” he wrote.
“It seems like a lot of things have been assumed for this wedding. I wasn’t asked to be a groomsman, I was told I was going to be a groomsman. It was assumed I would be going to the bachelor party. I’m happy to be a groomsman and I am happy to be a part of the party, but as we get closer to these events, it’s become extremely expensive.
“I was initially told that the bachelor party would be no more than $400 for an Airbnb. However, it’s now $750. The plane tickets were outrageous so I started tracking them with Google, but since the war in Ukraine started the tickets have soared. It’s now $650 to fly round trip.”
“What’s most annoying is that the guys running this said we’re probably going to be spending 90% of our time at the Airbnb in our pool. It appears the only time we’ll be leaving the Airbnb is to go out at night,” he continued.
“I get that it’s his bachelor party, but dropping $1,400 for a pool party across the country sounds ridiculous. And they had the audacity to ask me if I wanna drop $150 a night for tables at a bar or club.
“The actual wedding itself isn’t cheap either. The venue is a 3-hour drive away in a random town. To stay 2 nights there is $700, but luckily I’m splitting it with a friend and paying $350. The suit for the groomsmen is $250. And then there’s the present for them, the cost to get to the venue, and the amount of cash dropped to go out at the bachelor party.
He added: “This whole situation is going to cost me at the very least $2,000 but most likely closer to $2,500. I don’t think I’m too far off from matching how much he paid for the wedding ring.
“I don’t think the groom understands or has even looked at the logistics/prices of sending 20 people across the country for a bachelor party because we’re the ones paying for his flight, his Airbnb, his tables, his drinks, etc.
“I don’t want to make someone’s wedding all about me, but the whole thing has been handled so p**s poorly. If all these costs were upfront I would’ve appreciated it, but instead, they’ve been staggered throughout the past 6 months.”
People on Reddit were quick to share their thoughts on the matter, with one person commenting: “This is a lot, to be honest. Speak to your friend and let them know. It wouldn’t be unreasonable not to attend.”
Another wrote: “It’s 100% acceptable to bail on the bachelor party but make it to the wedding. Call your buddy and be straight with him. Let him know you don’t have money for both and you would much rather be there on his wedding day than anything else.”
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