Her guests are not impressed.
We all know that planning a wedding can be expensive but it’s up to the couple to do what they can with the money they have. You can still have a magical day without a huge budget.
One bride, however, had another idea for how to pay for her wedding and it involved overcharging her guests for their accommodation.
One of the guests, Crummyfunnymummy, has taken to Mumsnet to ask whether or not she should feel hard done by. She explained that her friend wanted a wedding without having to book a hotel or expensive venue.
They decided to rent out an entire house with 15 bedrooms and invited the guests to come for a three-day event, each day with a different theme.
The cost was adding up at £150 per night per guest and also each of them needing to bring their own drink.
Then she found out about the sneaky money making plan the bride had and she is not happy.
“I’ve just found out that hiring the venue cost her and her fiancé nothing. Because, she told another friend of ours, that they recouped the full cost of hiring the house through the money they collected from friends and family for the rooms.
In other words, the venue cost x amount and they just divided x by the number of bedrooms (about 15 in total) and charged all the couples who stayed 1/15th of the venue hire. I get that not everyone can afford the big do and that it can be quite fun getting friends and family to pitch in. I was happy to help with cooking and
I get that not everyone can afford the big do and that it can be quite fun getting friends and family to pitch in. I was happy to help with cooking and clearing up. But seriously, I just don’t think it’s OK to be this self-indulgent and charging everyone else for the privilege.”
Others were in agreement with her saying that her friend had ‘taken advantage’, while another said that the onus was on the guests to enquire about the cost of accommodation before committing to the wedding.
Either way, it’s certainly a different way of approaching the wedding fees.