(Closed) Wedding Schedule Meetup. Pay for dinner?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4462 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t necessarily think you have to pay for dinner.. are you inviting them out? It sounded to me like you guys might end up being hungry and deciding to get a bite to eat afterwards. That’s a bunch of friends going out, not someone hosting anything, so I don’t think you have to pay. 

Post # 5
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Could you have them over for dinner and drinks at your place? You could cook for much less than you would pay at a restaurant, and it would be a bit more relaxed.

Post # 6
9048 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It sounds like you’re not planning the event or inviting them to dinner.  I think that’s just friends that happened to get hungry at the same time, so I wouldn’t expect you to pay. 

In fact, if I was your out of town friend that hadn’t seen you for any pre-wedding festitivies, I’d probably insist on buying YOU dinner… but don’t count on it I guess.


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