Jessica Baker, a mother of two, could not make it to a relative’s wedding due to her babysitting arrangements falling through at the last minute. The invitation specified that children were not welcome so obviously, taking the kids was not an option.
A few weeks later she received a bill for the cost of two herb-crusted walleyes with tax and service charges included. The total cost was $75.90 with the message underneath the bill, “This cost reflects the amount paid by bride and groom for meals that were RSVPd for; reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call, or text would be appreciated.”
Baker told the reporter that she has discarded the bill and has no plans to pay it. She’s also the editor of Minnesota Bride magazine and it may be safe to say that she has a basic understanding of wedding etiquette. “Under no circumstances should you choose to follow up after the fact…kind of questioning why they couldn’t attend or much less sending a bill,” she said.
There seems to be a lot of reimbursement requests going on…