Post # 1
Half my bridemaids won’t be around up til the week of my wedding. Instead, we’re doing a drinks and manicure after work, in order to talk about the wedding schedule. The wedding is then 2 days after that.
Most likely this meetup may then roll into dinner time. As they are getting off work a bit early to meetup – do I have to pay for dinner? I’m feeling VERY tight on money at this point considering I’ve paid for everything except shoes so far. However if etiquette calls for it, then I may have to look at other options.
Post # 3
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 # 4
@star_dust: As I haven’t seen 2 of them since last year, it’s pretty much my last chance to meetup with the girls before the wedding.
I guess it would be nice to do a catchup to see what they’ve been up to and give me the opp to talk them through everything.
Post # 5
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
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.