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People Divided After Bride Asks Guests To Pay $15 For Unlimited Booze At Wedding

Emma Guinness

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People Divided After Bride Asks Guests To Pay $15 For Unlimited Booze At Wedding

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Weddings can be seriously expensive, and couples often spend years saving up so that they can afford the big day of their dreams.

Now, one bride has divided the internet after revealing that she’s asked her guests to pay $15 in exchange for unlimited drinks on her big day. 

People celebrating with alcohol. Credit: Pexels
People celebrating with alcohol. Credit: Pexels

Taking to Reddit's WeddingShaming forum, the bride explained her thinking behind the $15 price tag.

She revealed that $10 of it would go towards her honeymoon or new home fund and the other $5 would be to tip the bartender. 

She wrote: “So when you go to get your first drink you pay $15 total and the rest of the night is FREE no tips required unless you want to tip the bartender again [sic].

“Is that selfish? I told my family that and they said if I’m going to have an open bar i shouldn’t make anyone put money to our honeymoon… WE ARE PAYING FOR THE WHOLE THING BY OURSELF WITH NO HELP…

“I think it’s fair and fine. And i don’t see anyone complaining. If they don’t like it then obviously they won’t be drinking [sic].”

A controversial Reddit post. Credit: Reddit / throwaway-forthehcas
A controversial Reddit post. Credit: Reddit / throwaway-forthehcas

However, while the bride might have thought her request was reasonable, it received a mixed reaction from Reddit users. 

“I think the execution is bad. But not a horrible idea,” wrote one Reddit user. “Last wedding I went to it was $12 for a bottle of beer! 

“I think they'd be better off making it 1-2$ per drink and maybe have an option of $15 unlimited. Note that tip is included in the price. I wouldn't put anything about honeymoon fund. Just list the price. How well this is received would really depend on their local wedding customs among their family and friends.”

A second Reddit user similarly agreed that it was a fair price, but the woman was not wording her request well.

They wrote: “Exactly it’s not the idea it's the way she presented her idea. $15 dollars for unlimited booze? I’d absolutely pay that! That’s roughly two to three drinks minus tip anyways depending on what you drink so it’s actually a discount when you think about it [sic].”

“I think if they just called it a drink ticket that you purchased at the beginning of the night and is good for unlimited drinks, that would accomplish the same thing,” suggested a third. “Without telling people what the drink ticket money is going to be spent on.”

Wine being poured. Credit: Pexels
Wine being poured. Credit: Pexels

A fourth remarked: “A ~classy~ way to do this would be to have a sign that says ‘Please enjoy our open bar. Tips will be split between the couple and the bartender! Suggested tip: $1-2/drink.’ I guarantee you 90% of people will throw in $10-$20 and older relatives might throw in more.”

Meanwhile, a fifth user didn’t take umbrage with the request or its wording, but the bride’s revelation that she and her partner had to pay for the wedding themselves. 

They wrote: “This isn’t the worst idea I’ve seen on this sub ( and $15 for unlimited drinks as a donation isn’t unreasonable ) but What really annoyed me is the ‘we paid for the wedding and honey moon all by ourselves’

“Ok, and?

“It’s your wedding and honeymoon, right [sic]?”

Then there was this Reddit user who thought the request was perfectly reasonable.

“$15 it's pretty darn good,” they wrote. “If they don't like it they can pay for each and every drink they consume [sic].”

What do you think of this bride's request? Was her wording all wrong or can you see her point?

Topics: Wedding

Emma Guinness
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