A couple is getting married in a month and decided to have an outdoor wedding in a canyon to save money. They have asked their guests to pay a $10 entrance fee to access the location, which has caused conflict with some invitees.
A user took to the forum and asked, “Am I wrong for asking my guests to pay $10 to come to my wedding?” We want to know from you.
The Original Poster (OP) is a 23 old female and her 24-year fiance had decided to have their wedding in a canyon, which required a $10 entrance fee for each guest to access the location.
As such, they included that fee on their invitations and asked guests to pay it. Their wedding was less than a month away, and they were excited to celebrate their special day with their 20 guests.
What Happened Next?
During a phone call a few days back, OP’s sister expressed anger over having to pay a fee to attend OP’s upcoming wedding for which she received an invitation in the mail. She called OP and accused her of being stingy, pointing out numerous canyons without entrance fees.
However, OP’s fiance and OP had already chosen a specific canyon and their hearts were set on the place and its view. As the conversation continued, OP’s sister began criticizing other aspects of their wedding plans, such as asking guests to bring their camping chairs, not having a formal reception, and sharing their wedding registry on social media despite inviting only 20 people.
OP and her fiance decided to have an outdoor wedding to save money, and they wanted to keep the guest list small and intimate, with only close friends and family in attendance. They asked their guests to pay a fee to access the canyon location, which was required by the park rangers and could not be paid in advance.
OP and her fiance understood that some might have concerns about paying the fee, but they believe it was a small cost for the experience they hope to provide. OP and her fiance do not feel they were wrong for wanting to have a cost-effective wedding with the people they love.
What Did Others Say On This?
Internet users tagged OP as a jerk.
“You’re wrong – the Canyon is your wedding venue; I’ve never been to a wedding where the couple has asked me to pay admission / my percentage of the cost of their chosen venue… if you can’t afford the canyon as a wedding venue, pick another one.” said one.
“You’re wrong for “posting your registry all over social media but only having 20 people invited” That’s not normal folks, people who don’t come to your wedding shouldn’t be expected to give you gifts.” another added.
“Your sister is right. Not only are you a cheapskate, but you are lazy to boot. You certainly could arrange something with the ranger station. You are a jerk.” another said.
Despite facing some pushback from guests, the couple’s seems to be confident about their choices.
What do you think about this approach to wedding planning? Do you believe it’s acceptable to ask guests to pay a fee to attend a wedding? How would you react?
The article originally appeared on Mrs Daaku Studio.