Is there anything more unnecessarily stressful than wedding planning? I would argue that if you’re getting so worked up over celebrating your special day to the point where the day itself becomes more important than that special someone you’re spending the rest of your life with, well, then you probably don’t think that special someone is so special.
But that hasn’t stopped the wedding industry from being worth a whopping $52.1 billion in the United States as of 2021. People go through some insane lengths to ensure that the day they tie-the-knot goes exactly as planned, but because we’re all apart of this imperfect human race where people’s words are about as interchangeable as underwear, things inevitably go awry.
Whether it’s the caterer trying to screw you on portions, the DJ rolling too hard that they start playing scary the kind of gospel, or guests who RSVP’ed who end up being no shows, there are any number of things that can go wrong with a person’s wedding day.
And while you could file business complaints with individuals performing services for your wedding, it’s not like you can slap a no-show guest with an invoice.
Or can you?
It’s hard not to let out an anguished sigh whenever you get invited to a destination wedding. The absolute narcissism it takes to expect your close friends and family to upend all of their plans and schedules and then hop on a plane, forking over a ton of money and time in the process, just to see you do what every other slob who’s afraid of dying alone at a venue where folks wearing white polyester outfits are getting paid $1.10 an hour to pretend like they care about you, is unreal.
Of course, you always have the choice to just opt out of the destination wedding, right? There’s no need to tell the soon-to-be-married folks that you’re going to show up. Maybe you send them a little check in the mail or tick a box off their wedding registry and plan on seeing them when they’re back from their honeymoon. No harm no foul, right?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding reception invoice before lol pic.twitter.com/ZAYfGITkxP
But what about the guests who say that they’re going to show up no matter what and that they will be there and they’re super looking forward to the matrimonial… Brinkwire short summary.