Everyone’s talking about a couple of newlyweds in America this week. Unfortunately it’s not because of how amazing the cake was or how long the after-party went on for…
After RSVPing to their friends’ adults-only wedding, Minnesota residents Jessica Baker and her husband arranged childcare for their bubbas and prepared to let their hair down with a nuptial knees-up.
When their babysitter cancelled on the day of the wedding, however, they realised they wouldn’t be able to attend and didn’t want to bother the bride and groom on the day to let them know.
A few weeks later, along comes a bill from the bride and groom, asking for payment towards the wasted two herb-crusted walleye fish dinners that were meant for Jessica and her husband.
Alongside the bill was the note: “This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVPd for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated.”
Jessica has revealed to her local news station that she doesn’t intend to pay the bill. We assume that means she won’t be seeing the bride and groom for a honeymoon slideshow any time soon.
So, what do you think? It’s sparked a frenzy of response in the office but our conclusion is that there was probably a better way for both parties to react in this situation.
For example, why did both Jessica and her husband have to stay home with this child? And why didn’t they leave a message with someone on the wedding day?
Equally, should the bride and groom have taken the highroad and accepted the absences with a bit of grace?
It’s a minefield.