Bride-to-be slammed for asking guests to pay $2,400 to attend her wedding

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By Nasima Khatun

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A bride-to-be has been slammed online for asking her guests to pay thousands of dollars to attend her wedding.

The controversial request was exposed on Mumsnet by a British maid-of-honor who was in two minds about attending the event due to the hefty price tag that came with doing so.

The bride expected all the guests to pay two grand to be present at her nuptials as well as the events before and after the main one which were taking place at a villa in Spain.

Apparently, the bride told all the guests that they had to "pay for the whole week even if they can't stay for the full time" in order to float out the cost of the villa. That, added to travel fees and other costs related to the trip, rounded it up to a whopping $2,400 overall.

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"The thought of spending a week socializing in a villa feels overwhelming, particularly when I don't know anyone and everyone else is in a couple, so I was going to stay only four nights," the maid-of-honor recalled.

So she ended up asking another guest if the pair could share rooms in order to split the cost of it, though it wasn't much cheaper as new payments started cropping up here and there.

But things went from bad to worse when the maid-of-honor told the bride about her true feelings towards the cost of the wedding.

"She started crying and said she was upset because I have never been enthusiastic about her wedding plans (which is true, when she first asked for my villa deposit, I had asked a few times about other accommodation options)," she explained before going on to say that the pair got into a "heated discussion."

She claims the bride said: "It's clear the time/cost/venue etc. is asking too much of you and if it had been the other way round, it wouldn't have even crossed her mind to think about these things."

The maid-of-honor was refunded the deposit she put down on the villa, but even so, she was in two minds about attending the wedding overall after the attitude of the bride.

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"She has always been quite selfish but I'm really upset by her lack of understanding as to why I don't want to spend a week with strangers and that I really did want to speak about the wedding. But at the same time, I know weddings are stressful and maybe she was trying to be sensitive," she wrote. "Truth be told I'd rather go to a school friend's wedding on the same weekend who I feel like is a much better friend."

The comment section under the post seemed to be split, but many sided with the maid of honor stating that she "shouldn't have to fund someone else's wedding" with some even going as far as deeming the friendship to be "over" between the pair anyway. Yikes.

What do you think about the situation?

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Bride-to-be slammed for asking guests to pay $2,400 to attend her wedding

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By Nasima Khatun

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A bride-to-be has been slammed online for asking her guests to pay thousands of dollars to attend her wedding.

The controversial request was exposed on Mumsnet by a British maid-of-honor who was in two minds about attending the event due to the hefty price tag that came with doing so.

The bride expected all the guests to pay two grand to be present at her nuptials as well as the events before and after the main one which were taking place at a villa in Spain.

Apparently, the bride told all the guests that they had to "pay for the whole week even if they can't stay for the full time" in order to float out the cost of the villa. That, added to travel fees and other costs related to the trip, rounded it up to a whopping $2,400 overall.

wp-image-1263231537 size-large
Credit: Ozgurcankaya/Getty

"The thought of spending a week socializing in a villa feels overwhelming, particularly when I don't know anyone and everyone else is in a couple, so I was going to stay only four nights," the maid-of-honor recalled.

So she ended up asking another guest if the pair could share rooms in order to split the cost of it, though it wasn't much cheaper as new payments started cropping up here and there.

But things went from bad to worse when the maid-of-honor told the bride about her true feelings towards the cost of the wedding.

"She started crying and said she was upset because I have never been enthusiastic about her wedding plans (which is true, when she first asked for my villa deposit, I had asked a few times about other accommodation options)," she explained before going on to say that the pair got into a "heated discussion."

She claims the bride said: "It's clear the time/cost/venue etc. is asking too much of you and if it had been the other way round, it wouldn't have even crossed her mind to think about these things."

The maid-of-honor was refunded the deposit she put down on the villa, but even so, she was in two minds about attending the wedding overall after the attitude of the bride.

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Credit: Sean Gladwell/Getty

"She has always been quite selfish but I'm really upset by her lack of understanding as to why I don't want to spend a week with strangers and that I really did want to speak about the wedding. But at the same time, I know weddings are stressful and maybe she was trying to be sensitive," she wrote. "Truth be told I'd rather go to a school friend's wedding on the same weekend who I feel like is a much better friend."

The comment section under the post seemed to be split, but many sided with the maid of honor stating that she "shouldn't have to fund someone else's wedding" with some even going as far as deeming the friendship to be "over" between the pair anyway. Yikes.

What do you think about the situation?

Featured Image Credit: JovanaT/Getty