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This wedding guest was billed €68 for not showing up to the reception

Is this acceptable behaviour?

SO WE’VE HEARD of bride and groom-zillas, but this is something entirely new.

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Jessica Baker of Minnesota was meant to attend a wedding recently, but was forced to change her plans after her babysitter cancelled at the last minute.

This week, she received a bill of $75.90 (€68) for the dinner she and her husband should have enjoyed at the reception, including a service charge.

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The invoice included a note from the couple:

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.

Speaking to KARE11 News, Baker said she has no plans on paying the $75.90, but wondered what she could have done to make up for missing the wedding.

The invoice has been going viral on Facebook, with people recommending that Baker pay them back “in Monopoly money” or make a donation to a charity in their name.

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Sarah Baumann Rogers, the editor of a local bridal magazine, told KARE11 that on no account should a couple send a bill after a guest pulls out of a wedding.

The general rule is to prepare for about 10% of overage or underage when you’re planning a big event like that, and catering companies are well aware of this.

What do you think? Is it acceptable to bill wedding guests who fail to show up?


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