Imagine your babysitter cancels and you regrettably have to miss a friend's wedding. Weeks later, you see a funny note in the mail: It's a bill charging you for the meal you should've been enjoying at the wedding. That's exactly what happened to one Minnesota woman, Jessica Baker, who shared the invoice of $75.90 with her local TV station KARE 11.
The reason Baker had to bail last minute was because her mother, who was supposed to watch her children at the "no kids" wedding, had something come up last minute. With no one left to watch the little ones, she and her husband were forced to cancel.
The newlywed couple, though, wants them to make up for the two uneaten "Herb Crusted Walleye," stating on the invoice. "This cost reflects the amount paid by bride and groom for meals that were RSVPd for; reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call, or text would be appreciated."
The bride and groom have a point: Not showing up last minute is never a good thing, but life happens, and there are always a few no-shows. This bill does raise a few big wedding etiquette concerns — especially when couples are laying a lot of money on the line to ensure their guests have a good time. Baker says she threw the bill away immediately.
What would you do if someone skipped your wedding — would you charge them? Or, if you received a bill for a last-minute cancellation, would you pay it? Sound off on Facebook!