Jessica Baker received a bill for the wedding dinner she skipped. Picture: KARE 11/Facebook

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Bride sends no-show guests €70 invoice for the dinner they missed

That's one way to cover your wedding cost.

Last minute cancellations are a nuisance for any newlyweds, but one American couple were determined to recoup the costs of no-show guests at their recent nuptials.

Jessica Baker from Minnesota, told local station KARE 11 she planned on attending a friend's wedding but had to cancel at the last minute after their babysitter had to cancel for an emergency. As such, the morning of the big day, she had to stay home because the only way she could go was with her children in tow.


It's unclear whether or not she notified the couple to say she was unable to attend, but what is clear is the bill for €70 she received to cover the cost of the dinner she and her date never ate.

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According to Baker, the attached note 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, card, call or text would be appreciated."

After posting the photo on her Facebook page, Sarah Baumann Rogers, a bridal editor said it was poor etiquette.

“Under no circumstances should you choose to follow up after the fact...kind of questioning why they couldn’t attend or much less sending a bill,” she said.

General rule is prepare for about 10 percent of overage or underage when you’re planning a big event like that and catering companies are well aware of this."

There has been no word yet on whether or not the Herb Crusted Walleye was worth it.