- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
So I told you all about a month ago about a family member’s upcoming wedding and how they were asking for and expecting monetary gifts in this thread. Well it gets better…
Today I received an Evite for the bride’s bachelorette party (it doesn’t say who exactly it’s from, just “Bridal Party”). They invited 82 people (per the Evite guest list) to attend a 4-day affair in Las Vegas!! The wedding and most of the guests are from the East Coast, so this is not a road trip for 5 hours or something. This is taking off of work, shelling out approximately $700 for airfare & hotel and the itinerary included a 5-star dinner & VIP club package for the first night(at additional cost), a spa day on the second day (at additional cost), SKYDIVING & a $100 per ticket show on the third day (at additional cost) & then departure after breakfast on the fourth day (at additional cost). The wording on Evite also included something about if you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to cover the cost of the bride’s trip (and included that little PayPal link again)!!!
These people have gone PLUM CRAZY!! They claim it is a surprise, but honestly, I don’t think so. I am just aghast at the lengths people will go to to ask for money indirectly. Also, they sent out revised hotel/accommodations info the other day explaining that the price for hotel rooms for the actual destination wedding was misprinted in the STD and instead of $185 per night, it is now $255 per night PER PERSON in local bed & breakfasts or you can rent a condo for the weekend for the bargain prixce of $750 and have 4 people per condo.
They pulled this same sort of thing for their engagement party when they asked people to travel 250 miles to attend the cocktail & appetizers-only 2-hour celebration in a bar/club & then either drive back the same night or pay $150 for a hotel room. Then they were upset and disappointed that very few people attended… I have a feeling she will be disappointed once again with this one.