1The couple who got billed for not attending a wedding
A Minnesota mom who missed a relative's wedding because she and her husband could not get a nanny says she was “shocked” when she opened the mailbox this week and found a $75 bill from the bride and groom.
The bill, a precise $75.90, came to the cost of two $30 “Herb Crusted Walleye” entrees, plus a “Service & Tax Charge.”
Jessica Baker also received a note that said, “This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP'd for, reimbursement and explanation for no show by card, call, or text would be appreciated.”
Baker, 33, of Andover, Minnesota, was planning to attend the nuptials of a relative on her husband's side of the family when her mother, the couple's planned babysitter for their 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, fell ill.
2The bride who demanded her ginger bridesmaid dye her hair brunette
There's a limit to what you can ask of your bridesmaid, and one bride, named Ella, recently crossed it with a bizarre demand.
Initially, the request seemed to be a case of a bridezilla harboring some anti-redhead sentiment, as one of her bridesmaids and Redditor, Bridehairthrowaway, posted. Bridehairthrowaway's "naturally ginger" hair was apparently, according to Ella, in danger of being "attention-grabbing."Ella also explained how the bridesmaid's hair color would "take away from the cohesiveness of the group,"
But, as it turns out, the bride's request was not a cut-and-dried case of being overly-precious about her big day. It turns out that the request was all about the groom's fetish for redheads.
3The bride-to-be who hosted an auction for spots in the bridal party
A woman has taken the meaning for the name bridezilla to the next level by holding an “auction” for potential bridesmaids to bid for a place in the wedding. The shocking tale was posted to Reddit by the bride's sister who said the idea was “ridiculous, ” but her sister and mom are now accusing her of being “selfish” for not wanting to pay.
The 33-year-old sibling, who goes by the username SistersBridesmaid, said: “My sister was always very spoiled by our parents since she's the youngest of four kids and my mum had thought she wouldn't be able to have any more kids. Anyway, she still hasn't chosen her bridesmaids. Instead, she has sent out dozens of "invitations" to various girls. It's an invite to attend and participate in a "bidding auction" on the six spots in her bridal party.
Whichever six of all these chicks bid the most will be the bridesmaids, and there's also an auction for being her maid of honor."
The bride and her fiancé are said to be using the money to fund the wedding and honeymoon.
4The rude bride who told guest she couldn't attend the wedding "for free"
One ridiculously rude bride has been put in her place after a guest said she couldn't afford her "ticket" to the wedding.
In a series of texts, the bride—who had been vocal about spending $200 per guest to throw their wedding—told her longtime friend that she shouldn't expect to attend her wedding "for free."
The 23-year-old friend is in school and recently lost her job. She told the bride that she would give her a card and some candles at the wedding, and said twice that she would "make up" for the lack of wedding gift when she had more cash. She eventually sent this card to the bride:
"I did not realize that I was a price tag to you at your wedding. I also did not realize that by not giving you a cash gift, you would feel as though I attended your wedding 'for free.' I have known you for ten years now, and I cannot believe that you would not just appreciate my sharing the biggest day of your life with you," she wrote. "I had actually managed to set aside cash for your gift but considering your tacky, hurtful and disgraceful comments earlier, I decided that this amount was more appropriate to give you."
5The newlyweds who wrote to a guest demanding an "adjustment" to a $150 gift
In 2016, newlyweds sparked outrage after a wedding guest revealed they had contacted her to say her gift was not generous enough. The anonymous guest, an ex-colleague of the bride, asked for advice on online after being told the $150 check she gave the couple was not sufficient.
Within three days she was inundated with more than a thousand responses, with many urging her to cancel the check altogether.
According to the poster, known as Puzzledandpissedoff, the email from the newlyweds read: “We were surprised that your contribution didn't seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received.”
The guest said she was “gobsmacked” and explained that her “own position” probably referred to a recent inheritance she had received.
6The drunk groom who punched his bride on their wedding night
Kevin Joseph McGrath, left his bride Melissa “very scared” after he put his hands around her throat.
28-year-old McGrath went on a booze bender starting at 10 am on the day of his wedding. He got so drunk he couldn't remember anything after the wedding meal, which ended at 8 pm. A couple of hours later, he attacked his new wife in the bridal suite and police were called to their hotel.
His wife fled the room to alert hotel staff and had to be taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries.
7 The groom who demanded an SUV as a wedding dowry
A bride walked out of her marriage ceremony after protesting a demand of an SUV by the groom's family. The incident occurred during the ceremony in 2017 in India. The groom threatened to call off the marriage unless his wish was fulfilled.
Angry over the sudden demand, the bride's family closed the doors of the banquet hall and would not let the groom's family leave the venue. Both sides tried to negotiate the demand, but all attempts failed—the groom wouldn't budge, and the bride called off the whole thing.