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Couple slammed after charging guests almost £2k each to attend their wedding

Couple slammed after charging guests almost £2k each to attend their wedding

The hefty fee didn't even include drinks

Anyone who has ever been invited to a wedding will know that the special occasion can sometimes end up coming with quite a hefty price-tag attached.

From travel arrangements and sorting accommodation to present buying and figuring out an outfit - it's clear that being a wedding guest can cost a pretty penny.

However, attendees don't usually have to budget for an entrance fee...

One couple were branded 'entitled' for their 'tacky' wedding guest request. (Ricardo Mendoza Garbayo/Getty Images)
One couple were branded 'entitled' for their 'tacky' wedding guest request. (Ricardo Mendoza Garbayo/Getty Images)

A couple of newlyweds have been hit with heavy criticism after they charged guests £2,000 to attend their big day - and that didn’t even include drinks.

Taking to Reddit, the friend of a bloke, whose name was changed to Jack for the purpose of anonymity, who had been invited to the wedding, said he received an email in the run up to the wedding thanking him for RSVP-ing with a link at the bottom that read: "Click here for payment."

Jack assumed the link was for a honeymoon fund but was shocked after clicking through and discovering that the happy couple were requesting people stump just under £2,000 before going along on the day.

After initially thinking it was some sort of mistake, Jack rang the venue and was told by staff that it was legit and that the couple 'thank you for your contribution to enabling them to have their dream wedding'.

While I’d personally have ran a mile, Jack decided to cough up but consoled himself with the thought of rinsing the free bar and scoffing as much food as he could to at least try and get some of his money’s worth.

To top it all off, the £2,000 didn't even cover drinks. (Matthew Troke / Getty Images)
To top it all off, the £2,000 didn't even cover drinks. (Matthew Troke / Getty Images)

However, his plans were scuppered upon arriving at the nuptials and being told drink wasn’t actually included - meaning he had to pay another £30 on top - as well as £200 tip on top of that.

The Redditor added: "After the wedding Jack checked the cost of the venue, and calculated that the cost had been spread amongst the guests but NOT the bride and groom, so they had basically got a free wedding out of it."

As you can imagine, fellow Reddit users were left reeling by the 'entitled' couple, with one person commenting: "I would get in touch with the bride and groom and ask for a refund."

Another said: "I’m sorry (not sorry) but I would never pay to attend a wedding, let alone pay $2000. The entitlement is overflowing here."

A third slammed: "Your friend Jack and every other guest were absolute idiots for just meekly going along with this scam."

"Once I saw the payment screen, I would have called and canceled my RSVP," hit out another.

"I don't care who the bride and groom are to me. You want a specific type of wedding, pay for it yourself. What they did was down right tacky."

Ouch.

Featured Image Credit: Matthew Troke/Getty Images/Ricardo Mendoza Garbayo/Getty Images

Topics: Wedding, Sex and Relationships, Reddit, Real Life, Money