When invited wedding guests indicated by their RSVP that they were attending the wedding, but ended up as no-shows, they were billed for the charge of their dinners. The husband and wife were billed for the exact amount the bride and groom had to pay for the dinners that were wasted because they didn’t show up like they said they would. Is this a new trend or an absolutely rude idea on the part of these newlyweds?
The Washington Post on September 30, asks their readers if this newlywed couple are “heroes or monsters” for billing the no-show couple? Jessica Baker and her husband had every intention of going to the wedding up until minutes before they were due to leave, which is when their babysitter bailed on them.
The bill for $75.90 was for the two meals that were ordered for the Baker couple and paid for by the bride and groom even though the Bakers were no-shows, according to USA Today. When Jessica first opened this bill, she had a good laugh, thinking it was a joke, but then she looked at it a little longer and realized it was actually a bill.
She called her husband at work to tell him how they just got billed and “we kind of had a good laugh about it,” she said. The bill from the unnamed newlywed couple read:
“This cost reflects the amount paid by bride and groom for meals that were RSVPed for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated.”
Unfortunately stuff happens in life and that is what happened to the Bakers, without a babysitter, they were stuck. The bride and groom can certainly appreciate that they didn’t grab the kids and walk into the wedding with their children in tow just so they could honor the RSVP.
If anyone is interested, Baker is not paying that bill! The bill did indicate that both Jessica and her husband had ordered the herb crusted walleye if you were wondering what was on the menu that day.