Kit Steinkellner
September 30, 2015 8:54 pm

Weddings are expensive no matter how you slice it (wedding cake pun ABSOLUTELY intended) and though most brides and grooms keep the $$$ of the whole shebang to themselves, every once in a while, something drives a newlywed to come clean about costs.

As Minnesotan Jessica Baker explained to NBC affiliate KARE 11, she was not able to attend a wedding she had RSVP’d to with her husband when their childcare arrangements fell through. A week after the wedding, Baker received a bill from the bride for $75.90 for the two orders of herb crusted walleye Baker and her husband would have enjoyed had they attended the wedding reception. The food sounds delicious, but the bill for missing out on it is throwing Baker through a bit of a loop.

“This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP’d for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated,” the bride explained in her invoice.

Baker was understandably perplexed by the bill and she’s been reaching out to her community (and, you know, the great wild world of Facebook) for help deciding how to respond.

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Facebook commenters had TONS of ideas re: what Baker should do with the bill. Our favorite suggestions include “Send them 75.00 in Monopoly money” and  “Make a donation in that amount to a food shelf or a non-profit in the name of the bride and groom. Then send them a card showing that you did so.”

So is Baker going to pay up? Well, no, she’s not, but she also isn’t exactly sure what she is going to do.

“I guess I don’t know what the right answer would have been. What the right thing to do would have been,” she admitted to KARE 11.

We vote taking the kindness route, and making the donation. It might not have been in the best taste for the bride to send an invoice for missing her big day, but since she did, turning a potentially nasty social situation into an opportunity to do a little good sounds like the best thing.


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