‘You better come to my wedding’
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Describing the background, they explain that they have been invited to a destination wedding in a place “where the rich and famous like to go”.
“The location is over 10 hours away, and with so many trips to the location, [it] would basically be a vacation,” the author shared.
In addition to the long travel time, the author mentions that they also did not receive a plus-one for the wedding. Although they understand that plus-1s are not a given, married personally know their partner, with whom they have been with for almost a decade.
The author goes on to explain that because the couple getting married are friends of friends, they will not know anyone else participating in the wedding. Moreover, the cost for them to attend the wedding alone is exorbitant.
“The principal suggested Hotel listed is over $1,000 per night. The [are] activities as well, and they have stay limits. The “cheaper” hotels they listed aren’t much cheaper. I couldn’t find anything in the area that I could afford,” the author noted.
However, the bride was less understanding when they explained their inability to attend the wedding.
“When I told the the bride I wasn’t likely to attend because of the cost and I was sorry and I wished them a good time she basically said ‘well you’ve been abroad before so you can allow it. It’s affordable. You better come to my wedding. [She] was like almost threatening me and started asking weird questions about my financial situation“, shared the author.
“[It will] it probably cost me $5,000 to [attend] the wedding with the nearby hotels, the plane ticket, the transport, food, etc., and I’m not even at the wedding. I won’t be allowed to have my partner there, too. I have never spent so much on anything in my life. I grew up lower middle class, and this is honestly just shocking to me.
The author ends his article by sadly realizing that he is losing a friend while acknowledging that he is afraid to officially answer “No”.
Reddit users were quick to assure the post’s author that many other guests are likely in the same boat.
“You will certainly not be the only person to refuse financial the reasons. She is going to be faced with reality,” one user commented.
“You would have to pay me $5,000 to sit on a plane for 10 hours to attend a wedding,” one Redditor joked.
The resounding consensus among Redditors was that real friends don’t give ultimatums like that, and the author better spend $5,000 on a trip for them and their partner.
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