Wedding guests have been left fuming after secretly being charged for the venue hire of an extravagant 3 day wedding.
The guests were put up in a large house for the duration of the celebrations and were told to BYO alcohol and were informed they’d have to cover the costs of the rooms. But what the guests weren’t told was that the price of their rooms was put up by the couple to cover the costs of the wedding venue...
“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!!!!!”
“But seriously, I just don’t think it’s OK to be this self indulgent (3 ******* days of celebrating their union!!!) and charging everyone else for the privilege.”
“Anyway, it has made me really cross but none of our other friends seem to have issue with it so I’m worried I’m being a tightwad by complaining.”
“I won’t say anything to my friend as it’s done now, and I know I could have declined the invite.”
“But she’s one of my oldest friends and when I agreed to take one the rooms at the house, I had no idea how much they were nor that this would be paying for their wedding! I feel really cross about it!”
The disgruntled guest took to Mumsnet to see if others thought she was overreacting…
"You should have questioned the price at the time if you didn't want to pay it, and arranged other accommodation. But it's been and gone. Move on." said one person.
"If you value your friendship, you can't complain” agreed another.
But not everyone was on the side of the couple, "That is deceitful in my view." simply stated one user.