Post # 62
I’m curious as to who you’d be paying this $250 to. Are you supposed to send your payment to the bride? Personally (and to clarify, this would be the snarky route) I would look up the camp site and book it myself with my friends for what I imagine would be a whole lot less than $2000. Of course she probably already booked the whole place herself and wants to rent it out to you for an exorbitant markup. I think that might actually be illegal come to think of it? I could not go down to the Hilton a year before I know there will be an event there, book every room, and then stand out on a corner renting them for 200% markups, this doesn’t sound any different…
If you decide you want to burn the bridge in a really satisfying way, reply-all to the invite email informing all her guests of the lovely hotel down the road for anybody who doesn’t want to camp. You won’t have to deal with backlash because her head will explode 😉 Totally kidding, don’t do that haha.
Post # 63
@littlemisshostess: my friend had a similar style wedding (minus the gustapo bride lol)at a camp where you could choose to stay in a very rustic cabin or permanent tent . at this place, the wedding cost X with the expectation that Y number of cabins would be rented by guests for an additional gain of Z for the venue. They explicitly state that if your guests rentals don’t equal Z, the bride and groom are required to pay the difference. I wonder if this is the situation your bride is in, and she’s feeling very eager to get people to pay so she ultimately doesn’t have to. Doesn’t sound very fun, and I would prbly decline. Good luck!
Post # 64
Trying to make money off your wedding seems pretty low. You are supposed to throw a party and invite people to celebrate, not host a for profit event. Just don’t go.
Post # 65
I wouldn’t pay $250 to sleep in a rustic cabin with a pack of people. In fact, I’m not sure someone could even pay me to do that, unless it was an emergency situation.
I would pass on this one. She’s crazy and it’s unfair to force guests to pay for ridiculous accomodations. I get having to pay for a hotel for a Destination Wedding, but at least I can choose between a resort or a motel and I’m not forced to sleep in a cabin.
In addition, for $2k for that many people, we could get a deluxe suite somewhere.
Post # 66
@littlemisshostess: In the words of Sheldon Cooper
And for those who like video: lol
Post # 67
This bride and her groom have taken the art of extorting money from guests to an entirely new level. Not only are guests expected to cover the cost of this wedding (and judging from the pricing, probably an expensive honeymoon and the couple’s wedding bands as well), but also they are expected to do so all the while experiencing the ambiance of a children’s camp with eight guests to a cabin and shared restroom facilities. Plus, they have the added joys of pretending to be happy about it while having to ignore insulting accusations from the unhappy bride, and purchasing a gift! Not even her smelling salts would be able to revive Miss Manners after hearing about this.
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@littlemisshostess: Good for you for deciding not to go. She’s using her friends and family to finance her party & lord knows what else… f-ing shameful. I do feel bad for her Maid/Matron of Honor though ugh : (
Post # 70
@littlemisshostess: Good for you in declining. If there’s any example of “bridezilla”, I think this would be it.
Seriously, she expected engagement presents, bridal shower presents, wedding presents, and then $100k from all 400 guests on top of that?!?! Heck. No. Just the $250 “cover charge” for the wedding is absolutely ridiculous– her guests better be getting a damn good show for that!
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Wow, what a cash grab! There is no way I would be going to her wedding… $500 for my Fiance and I to stay in a camp cabin on bunk beds is RIDICULOUS.
If she needed a reason why (seriously though, figure it out, lady!), I would just tell her that “the costs are too prohibitive, but I am extremely happy for you and your soon-to-be husband, and I hope that we can get together after the wedding to celebrate”.
Post # 73
@cmsciulli: can you pm me that link….my phone wont let me copy paste
Post # 74
If it were me I would politely say no while thinking “oh hell no”
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I wouldnt go it seems you guys are paying for the reception