Weddings are usually complicated. Between all the things that need to arranged, often down the most inane detail, there’s plenty of opportunities for plans to completely unravel.
One of those pitfalls is RSVPs. Any engaged couple needs to have a pretty good idea of exactly how many people are attending their special day. No matter how much you bug your guests to send in those RSVP cards, there will inevitably be some people who reply late. Or even not at all, and then show up any way.
Jessica Baker and her husband unfortunately found themselves on the other side of that coin. They had full intentions of attending the wedding, but a last minute emergency with their babysitter meant that they needed to cancel their plans and stay home the kids. The alternative was to bring the children to an adults-only wedding, which would have been an even worse decision.
A couple of weeks later, Baker received a bill in the mail for a grand total of $75.90, the cost of the meals they would have received if they attended.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” she said. “It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge.”
“I guess I don’t know what the right answer would have been. What the right thing to do would have been.”
Baker says she has no intention of paying the bill, which was then posted to Facebook. It is unclear if Baker and her husband made any effort to inform the bridge and groom of the reason they had to miss the wedding in the first place.