When Couple Can’t Make A Wedding That They RSVP’d For, The Find A Bill In The Mail
It happens all the time. People either RSVP for a wedding and just don't show, or the opposite, they don't RSVP and they DO show up. What do you do if you're that bride or groom and you've got to pay for the count you give your venue? This couple decided to pass the cost on to their no-show guests.
According to a story from The Today Show, Jessica Baker and her husband had plans to come to their friend's wedding. But when their babysitter (their mom) backed out at the last minute, they were forced to miss the wedding to stay home with their kids.
Shortly after they were surprised to find a bill in the mail asking for payment of the uneaten dinners that were purchased by the bride and groom for them.
The bill included a fee of $75.90 for two herb-crusted walleye meals and a $7.95 service charge fee.
"This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP'd for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated," the note read.
Most professionals would tell you that you can expect either a 10% increase or decrease in attendance at any wedding for this reason. Things come up at the last minute that will prevent people from coming or will free up in people's schedules to allow them to make it even if they haven't RSVP'd for the event.
So how do you handle it when people are no shows? Do you just let it go and not bring it up? Or is that just rude and they should be held accountable?