Bride is slammed for charging guests $99 to eat at her wedding reception – as critics say they ‘wouldn’t let the ink dry’ before sending their refusal
- A bride has angered her guests by charging them $99 to eat at her reception
- The woman says she and the groom are ‘unable to afford’ the catering costs
- Outraged guests blasted the couple for the fee and not providing an open bar
- Critics said they ‘wouldn’t even let the ink dry’ before they sent their refusal
A bride-to-be has angered her loved ones by charging them $99 to eat a ‘banquet style feast’ at her upcoming reception.
One disgruntled guest took to Reddit to vent her frustration after receiving an invitation that claimed the couple was ‘unable to afford’ the catering costs.
Adding insult to injury, the guest said the pair had made their wedding an ‘adults only’ event at a venue four hours drive away, meaning anyone attending would need to fork out for petrol, babysitting and a hotel room as well.
The ‘tasteless’ move was blasted online, with critics saying they ‘wouldn’t even let the ink dry’ before sending their refusal.
A bride-to-be has angered her loved ones by charging them $99 to eat a ‘banquet style feast’ at her upcoming reception (stock image)
The post began: ‘Friend just invited me to her wedding next year, but on the invite it states “we are unable to afford the food, so it will be $99 per head banquet style”.
‘Oh it’s also a four-hour drive away from us and kid-free so we need to pay for petrol, accommodation, outfits, babysitter and our food to eat at the wedding lol.’
The guest said the couple will not be providing an open bar but are still having a wishing well, which is a drop-off point for friends and family to leave gifts – mainly in the form of money.
‘They have three kids and a house already and are not planning on a honeymoon,’ she added.
Horrified readers were quick to slam the couple, with one person replying: ‘I wouldn’t even let the ink dry on the “unfortunately we are unable to attend” reply before I mailed that off.’
A second offered another suggestion: ‘I’d say “for your convenience, I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting every part of your invitation that led to me saying no.’
A third said they would respond by saying they are also unable to afford the food and will be bringing a bucket of KFC to ‘circumvent the cost’.
Others said they would have only been able to ‘choke out a “lol no”‘ before throwing the invitation in the bin.
Many slammed the pair for planning a wedding beyond their means.
‘There are so many ways to provide food for guests without spending a fortune,’ onw person wrote.
‘As others said, if you can’t afford to feed your guests, then don’t have that particular wedding. Or do the wedding at a time of day where you don’t need food or an entire meal.’