Woman gets bill after not showing up at wedding

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – A Minnesota woman received a bill in the mail after she was unable to attend a wedding.

Jessica Baker told KARE her mother was supposed to watch her kids for the wedding but “something came up” and her mother had to cancel. Because the wedding invitation said “no kids,” Baker was unable to go.

A few weeks later, Baker received a bill in the mail for $75.90 to cover the cost of two dinners at the reception.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” she told KARE. “It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge.”

A note on the bottom of the bill said:

“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.”

Baker said she does not plan to pay the bill.


  • DD

    Well, had you gone to the wedding I assume you would give a monetary gift. If your mother cancelled, why wouldn’t you at least send the gift you would have delivered at the wedding. I wouldn’t necessarily pay the bill but I would have at least mailed my gift which ALWAYS covers what I deem would be a proper amount to cover my food, plus a cushion for the bride and groom. If you RSVP and they paid you should go.

  • AK

    I don’t think that people understand how much a wedding costs. If you RSVP, THEY pay for YOUR meal and entertainment. At least send a gift, or money, comparable to what the bride and groom spent on good faith that you would show up. If you had pre-paid to take several people out for dinner and they didn’t show up but you sill had to pay you would be upset, too. It’s only right.

  • Melanie

    Why didn’t she contact the bride or groom to let them know she wasn’t coming? To just leave them hanging was rude. They may have been able to contact the caterer in time to delete those two meals from the order.

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