This couple charged their wedding guests £150 each to attend their wedding

Is this something you’d consider?

We thought we’d heard it all when we wrote about the bride who asked her bridesmaids to pitch in for her dream wedding dress, but one couple has gone a step further, asking their 80 guests to PAY to attend their wedding.


But maybe it’s not as crazy as it sounds…


The groom figured that typically, guests would spend £100 on accommodation, and £50 on drinks, so instead, guests would pay £150 each, and they’d get an all-inclusive style wedding, held at Knockwedown Cottages in Derbyshire, with a three-night stay at the hotel, and access to the pool, spa and games room.

The money the guests shelled out will go towards paying for the wedding, as the couple knew they’d never be able to afford their perfect wedding day on their own. 

The groom Ben Harina told the BBC: “People always pay a large amount of money to go to a wedding anyway, so why not have it paying towards the actual wedding rather than just to a business owner?”

“I sold it to them a bit like an all-inclusive holiday, so all the food and drinks will be incorporated in that cost.”

What do you think about this? Pretty reasonable, or completely out of order?


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