As somebody who’s in the middle of planning a wedding right now, I’m very aware of how expensive everything is. From the venue to the food to the chairs and napkins and everything else you have to pay for (which is a ton of shit that I never would have even thought of), you’re shelling out a ton of money to basically throw a badass party for your family and close friends.
Well that, and to marry the love of your life.
And my fianceé and I haven’t gotten to the RSVP phase of wedding planning yet, but I can only imagine how annoying it would be to get all these responses from people who say they’re going to be there, pay for their spot at the wedding, only for them to not even bother showing up.
So I get it.
But to send guests an invoice for skipping out?
Well apparently that was one couple’s answer to guests ghosting their wedding.
The invoice from newlyweds Doug and Dedra, and addressed to “No Call, No Show Guest,” shows a charge of $240 for “Wedding Reception Dinner (No Show),” with the note:
“This invoice is being sent to you because you confirmed seat(s) at the wedding reception during the Final Headcount.
The amount above is the cost of your individual seats. Because you didn’t call or give us proper notice that you wouldn’t be in attendance, this amount is what you owe us for paying for your seat(s) in advance.
You can pay via Zelle or PayPal. Please reach out to us and let us know which method of payment works for you.
I mean, at least they provide payment options?
Doug and Dedra’s wedding was held at the Royal Negril Resort in Jamaica, so there’s really no reason not to let them know that you weren’t going to make it. It’s not like you fell asleep and lost track of time: There was quite a bit of travel involved to get to this wedding.
But sending an invoice to guests who didn’t show? I’m not so sure about that one.
Isn’t there always going to be the assumption that you’ll have people who RSVP that they’re coming but then don’t show? (That’s a serious question, because that’s what I’m assuming for my own wedding, but then again I’ve also never planned a wedding before).
Twitter also had quite a few thoughts on the invoice. Some people fully supported the move by Doug and Dedra.
I wish I'd thought of this. A third of the people who RSVP'd for our wedding didn't show up. We paid for a LOT of food that went to waste (though it was a LOT LESS than than $120 a plate).
— Jackie Barbosa (A BIT OF ROUGH is out now!) (@jackiebarbosa) August 24, 2021
Thats petty but theyre not exactly in the wrong though…