Newlyweds send $240 bill to guests who were no-shows for their wedding


The honeymoon’s over for a pair of newlyweds who were so steaming mad at two no-shows at their wedding that they reportedly hit them with a $240 bill to cover their costs.

HuffPost editor Philip Lewis shared a photo of the invoice on Twitter this week, calling out the “no show, no call” guests, adding, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding reception invoice before lol.” The bold move, which is sure to seal the fate of that friendship, sparked a heated debate over whether the couple’s move was tacky or justified.

The no-show pair were given a payment due date of one month from the Aug. 18 invoice sent by couple Doug and Dedra, whose Royalton Negril Resort & Spa wedding in Jamaica apparently cost $120 a head, per the detailed invoice.

“This invoice is being sent you because you confirmed seat(s) at the wedding reception during the Final Headcount,” a note at the bottom reads.”Because you didn’t call or give us proper notice that you wouldn’t be in attendance, this amount is what you owe us for paying for your seat(s) in advance. You can pay via Zelle or PayPal. Please reach out to us and let us know which method of payment works for you. Thank you!”

Twitter had a field day determining their level of outrage vs. support for the brazen couple.

“I wish I’d thought of this. A third of the people who RSVP’d for our wedding didn’t show up. We paid for a LOT of food that went to waste (though it was a LOT LESS than $120 a plate),” said Jackie Barbosa, who is Team Doug and Dedra. Another critic threw shade at the mad-as-hell marrieds. “You are so special to us that we invited you to our wedding. However, we are going to severe [sic] that relationship for $240 because you didn’t let us show off to you in person. But we will send an invite to our baby shower at some point, so show up with a gift or face collections.”

One observer proffered a simple response to the couple — send back the invoice with a catch-all “LOL” scrawled across the bill in big, red letters.

No word on what steps will be taken by the blushing newlyweds if payment is delinquent, but we’re guessing Friendsgiving this year is pretty much off the table.

And let it be a lesson for us all: Cross Doug and Dedra or be prepared to really lay it on thick for a baby shower.

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