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Bride claims she will CHARGE guests $22 to fund her wedding and honeymoon

Bride sparks discussion after plan to charge guests $22 per person to reimburse her wedding and honeymoon costs: ‘It’s not a fundraiser’

  • A bride claims she plans to charge guests $22 for entrance to the reception bar
  • Hundreds shared conflicting opinions about the situation in a Reddit thread
  • Some criticized the bride’s execution rather than the idea itself
  • Others weren’t convinced, saying a wedding shouldn’t be a ‘fundraiser’

A bride-to-be claims she plans to charge guests a small one-time fee to access the “open bar” and help with the high costs of a wedding and honeymoon.

Sharing the details on a Reddit thread titled “Pay for my honeymoon if you want a drink,” the bride didn’t seem too concerned about the concept — calling it “honest and good.”

The online post quickly sparked a debate among hundreds who shared conflicting views on the situation.

A bridge claims she plans to charge guests $22 as mandatory payment to access the 'open bar' at her wedding reception (stock image)

A bridge claims she plans to charge guests $22 as mandatory payment to access the ‘open bar’ at her wedding reception (stock image)

‘Is this selfish… $15 (AUD $22) UNLIMITED DRINKS so read the whole thing before commenting!!’ the bride, believed to be from the US, wrote online.

“For the reception, we’re doing a kind of open bar with a friend who’s bart!” she continues. ‘They’re unlimited drinks… BUT there is a MANDATORY ONE-TIME tip of $10 (AUD$14) for our honeymoon or new house fund (idk yet) and a MANDATORY ONE-TIME tip of $5 (AUD$7) for the bartender !

opinion poll

Would you pay $22 to drink from an ‘open bar’ at a wedding?

  • Absolutely it’s so cheap 0 votes
  • Yes, but I give the pair less for the gift 0 votes
  • No, it should be free! 0 votes

She continued: ‘So when you go get your first drink you pay a total of $15 and the rest of the night is completely FREE, no tipping required unless you want to tip the bartender again! If that makes sense! Is that selfish?

“I told my family that and they said if I’m going to have an open bar I shouldn’t let anyone spend money on our honeymoon… WE PAY EVERYTHING WITHOUT HELP… I think it’s fair and nice. ‘

The bride added that she can’t imagine anyone complaining, and if they do, “they won’t drink” on the day of the event.

More than 400 people commented on the Reddit thread, criticizing the bride’s execution rather than the idea itself.

One person recommended pitching the idea as “$22 for unlimited booze” rather than “to pay for the honeymoon.”

‘I think the execution is bad. But not a terrible idea. The last wedding I went to was $12 for a bottle of beer!’ one person wrote.

Another wrote: ‘I think if they just called it a drink ticket you bought at the start of the evening and is good for unlimited drinks, that would accomplish the same thing. Without telling people what the money from the drink ticket is spent on.’

The Reddit thread quickly sparked a debate among hundreds who shared conflicting views on the situation (stock image)

The Reddit thread quickly sparked a debate among hundreds who shared conflicting views on the situation (stock image)

Over 400 people commented on the Reddit thread criticizing the bride's execution rather than the idea itself

Over 400 people commented on the Reddit thread criticizing the bride’s execution rather than the idea itself

Some totally agreed with the idea of ​​helping pay for the wedding, honeymoon, or home

Some totally agreed with the idea of ​​helping pay for the wedding, honeymoon, or home

Others weren't so convinced, saying weddings are an opportunity to celebrate with loved ones rather than being a 'fund-raiser'

Others weren’t so convinced, saying weddings are an opportunity to celebrate with loved ones rather than being a ‘fund-raiser’

Others weren’t so convinced, saying that weddings are an opportunity to celebrate with loved ones rather than being a “fund-raiser.”

“I know everyone is saying this is ‘fair’, whatever it would be if this was a public event. This is a wedding and she asks her guests to pay for drinks so they can afford a honeymoon. I… just can’t,” one wrote.

‘You do this at a fundraiser. They’re getting married and having a party to celebrate themselves, right, not a fundraiser?’ said another.

Some also described the idea as “tasteless” and “ridiculous.”

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