The average cost of just attending a wedding these days is around £1,000, which rises even further if you’re part of the bridal party or a groomsman.
You do it for the ones you love, though, and for the most part the cab rides and new dresses and presents are a small price to pay for watching the most special day of their lives.
Plus, when it comes to stag and hen parties, you get a fun night out of it too. That is unless you’re this disgruntled bridesmaid whose experience was posted on a wedding shaming group.
The unnamed bridesmaid initially shared what happened on a Facebook page for mums, but it quickly gained traction.
The original post starts by telling the story of a ‘bridezilla’ who couldn’t stop complaining about having sore feet and talking about ‘materialistic views’.
Although not many specifics are detailed, she was apparently extremely hard to please, and the ‘last straw’ for the bridesmaid was when they spoke about the difference between children and dogs.
As the bridesmaid stated that she’d made a big financial sacrifice to attend the hen – as well as leaving her two toddlers at home – the bride replied that she, too, had made sacrifices in the form of leaving her fiance and dog for the weekend.
The bridesmaid didn’t like that one bit, and by the looks of things an argument ensued. After that, the bride decided to bail on the whole thing and went home at 3am.
So far, so messy. However, from there is where the real drama starts.
Instead of internally seething like many of us would do, the bridesmaid decided to send her an itemised invoice for everything she’d spent on the wedding so far, right down to $6 for a pair of glasses.
The whole thing added up to $1,621 (£1343.66), including nine hours labour from the bridesmaid when she helped set up the bridal shower charged at a whopping $45 (£37) an hour.
As the cherry on top of an awful way to burn a bridge, the bottom of the invoice reads ‘Bride to be ruining everyones weekend with her miserable attitude, self centered and materialistic views – priceless’.
It’s not clear whether the bride responded to the invoice, but we can safely say that their friendship will be going some to recover from that.