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Newlywed couple sends a $240 INVOICE to guests who RSVPed ‘yes’ but didn’t show up to the wedding

An American couple is going viral for drawing up an invoice for a guest who RSVPed ‘yes’ to their wedding but didn’t show up on the big day.

Doug and Dedra recently tied the knot at Royalton Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica, shelling out big bucks on a reception where catering cost $120 a head.

But when two guests failed to show, the bride and groom decided to invoice them for the money they wasted — and the move has divided social media users in fierce debate.

Well that’s new! An American couple is going viral for drawing up an invoice for a guest who RSVPed ‘yes’ to their wedding but didn’t show up on the big day

The Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis shared a photo of the invoice, which has gone viral this week.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding reception invoice before lol,’ he wrote. 

Doug and Dedra formatted an official-looking invoice for expenditures, listing ‘Wedding Reception Dinner (No Show)’ as the only line item.

Two units at #120 each brought the total bill to $240.

‘This invoice is being sent you because you confirmed seat(s) at the wedding reception during the Final Headcount,’ a note at the bottom reads. 

‘Because you didn’t call or give us proper notice that you wouldn’t be in attendance, this amount is what you owe us for paying for your seat(s) in advance. 

‘You can pay via Zelle or PayPal. Please reach out to us and let us know which method of payment works for you. Thank you!’ it concludes.

Not happy: Doug and Dedra formatted an official-looking invoice for expenditures, listing 'Wedding Reception Dinner (No Show)' as the only line item [stock photo]

Not happy: Doug and Dedra formatted an official-looking invoice for expenditures, listing ‘Wedding Reception Dinner (No Show)’ as the only line item [stock photo]

They tied the knot at Royalton Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica (pictured), shelling out big bucks on a reception where catering cost $120 a head

They tied the knot at Royalton Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica (pictured), shelling out big bucks on a reception where catering cost $120 a head

The invoice has earned mixed reactions, with some people furiously slamming the couple for being ‘tacky’ and ‘petty.’

‘I understand being upset about no show guests for a small wedding but sending an invoice is too much,’ wrote one.

‘Nah, this is petty. You create a budget for any event in advance. Either you can afford it if everyone shows up or not. No shows at a wedding might be personally hurtful but guests don’t owe you s***,’ tweeted another.

‘This invoice is wack. They could have been in a car accident or had sick kids. I wouldn’t pay this bill,’ said a third.

‘This is so stupid. S*** happens. Sending an invoice is incredibly tacky. If you can’t afford your wedding, make it cheaper. So dumb,’ yet another chimed in.

‘If you can’t afford it then don’t have it. Not excusing rude behavior but stop doing big things if yo don’t have big pockets,’ echoed another commenter.

Calling them out: The invoice has earned mixed reactions, with some people furiously slamming the couple for being 'tacky' and 'petty'

Calling them out: The invoice has earned mixed reactions, with some people furiously slamming the couple for being ‘tacky’ and ‘petty’

One more called the invoice ‘absurd,’ adding: ‘No, it is not proper etiquette to be a no show but maybe there was a reason. A wedding should be paid for by the couple, the attendees are guests.’ 

‘You don’t bill someone who no shows your wedding reception. You just silently resent them and never speak again,’ quipped one more Twitter use, while another called it ‘pathetic.’

Some people didn’t outright defend the couple, but they were quicker to criticize the no-show guest. 

‘You RSVPed and didn’t show? If so, that is some lame-a** s***,’ wrote one.

‘Awfully tacky, but worse to RSVP and then not show up,’ said another. 

Other commenters were right behind the couple, with a few even wishing they’d pulled something similar. 

Other commenters were right behind the couple, with a few even wishing they'd pulled something similar

Other commenters were right behind the couple, with a few even wishing they’d pulled something similar

‘You know what, barring a hospital worthy emergency you have an obligation to show up. People pay per plate & they can reduce the number of dinners with a reasonable notice; so honestly I’m here for it,’ one said.

‘Idc what people say, I WISH we would’ve done this!! You know how much money we wasted on no-shows? It’s pure disrespect,’ said a second.

A third added: ”$240 is a lot to waste. …if there’s not proper excuse for not showing, they owe them people lol.’ 

‘My thoughts are if you commit to something that causes someone else to spend money on you then the least you can do is reimburse them,’ one more commented. ‘Especially if you’re inconsiderate enough not to reach out and try changing your rsvp or let them know you had to cancel last minute.’

But at least one person said the point of the invoice wasn’t even to recoup losses — it was to make a point. 

‘Everyone here knows that they don’t actually want the $240 right?’ they said. ‘If you are throwing a destination wedding at a resort on one of the most beautiful beaches on earth… it’s most certainly not about the money. This is a public F*ck Off + friendship over notice to a former friend.’




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