Bride asks friend to pay fine for bringing children to wedding
When planning a wedding, the bride and groom work out every detail right down to the color of the napkins that will be on the table at the reception.
All expenses add up to a big chunk of change, including paying for a venue, flowers, hiring a caterer, and more.
Each individual guest costs money, which is why the number of guests is extremely important for the couple planning the wedding.
Most guests are respectful of the number of people attending the ceremony and will not bring additional uninvited guests.
That said, a woman took to Reddit wondering if she was out of line for asking her friend to foot the bill for bringing her two uninvited children to her wedding, as the bride had to pay extra in reason for their presence.
“I had my wedding last weekend. It was a small wedding in a small venue that has strict capacity due to fire codes,” the woman wrote via Reddit. “One of my guests showed up with her 2 kids, who weren’t invited, not in the RSVP, and obviously not in the seating plan.”
Not only did the friend bring her uninvited children, but she also decided to change the seating arrangement to suit her needs.
“She walked in, decided to seat them at her table, taking away the seats of my other guests who were actually guests,” the disgruntled bride wrote, adding that other guests were annoyed by the children taking up the extra space. . “A little commotion broke out when she refused to return those seats, and the venue manager noticed and said we would be charged an over capacity fine as per the contract.”
The frustrated bride noted that when she “got the bill” she sent it to her friend and asked her to pay the fine.
The woman refused. “She claimed it wasn’t her fault and that I should have factored in unforeseen costs when budgeting for my wedding. And she couldn’t find a babysitter, so she didn’t have choice, and that I should be grateful to him for making the effort to attend my wedding anyway.”
Reddit users quickly rallied around the bride, noting that she would potentially have to take legal action.
“Drop her like a hot potato. And she definitely had a choice: she could have stayed home with her 2 kids. were NOT invited,” one person wrote. .
Another commented: “I am a lawyer and based on the facts as you told me, you have 100% cause of action against her. Depending on the amount of the fine, it could be ‘a small claims issue. But since it was your wedding day, if you really want to chase after that person, I can’t imagine the emotional damage you’ve just suffered from that person’s deliberate and callous actions. .”