Reddit user u/Double_Ad6415 didn't think so. She asked her wedding guests to pay a $10 fee to park at the park where she's getting hitched. Her sister called her a 'cheapskate' and an 'a**hole.'
My fiance ( 23M) and I (23 F) are getting married in less than a month. We are doing a small wedding and only inviting 20 guests. We decided we wanted to have our wedding up in a canyon, but to access this canyon it costs $10 so we're having our guests pay the $10 to enter the canyon. We put this canyon fee on our invitations.
My sister called today as she had just received her invite in the mail and was mad about having to pay to attend a wedding. She called me an a**hole because I was being a cheapskate and there are thousands of canyons that won't have a fee. But my fiance and I already have our hearts set on this specific canyon and view.
As the argument went on she started to nitpick our whole wedding plan. (Having the guests bring their own camping chairs. Not having a real reception just a small dinner for those who attended and posting our registry all over social media but only having 20 ppl actually be invited.)
We don't want to spend a lot of money and so having it outdoors is one way of doing that. We also just want our close intimate friends and families to be there so I don't know what's wrong with keeping it small.
To those who will ask it's a canyon fee, you have to pay at the base so it's not like we could just pay the park rangers in advance and just say this should cover it. It's open to the public. So AITA
'Not having a real reception just a small dinner for those who attended and posting our registry all over social media but only having 20 ppl actually be invited.'
YTA, not sure which is worst. $10 entry fee, BYO-chair, or getting the registry over social media and not being invited to the wedding. I guess there are no bathrooms at this canyon dinner? Better add BYO-ass wipes.
FYI. I’m not paying $10 to walk a mile with my chair. YTA
Your sister is right. Not only are you a cheapskate, but you are lazy to boot. You certainly could arrange something with the ranger station. YTA.
Oof, buddy. I was trying to be open-minded but you lost me at posting your registry on social media, and soliciting gifts from people who aren’t invited. That is tacky as fuck.
This canyon is clearly not meant to be a wedding venue. The least you can do is pay for people’s entrance fees. YTA.
Ooof yeah OP, this is cringe and trashy. Soliciting gifts?! If you can’t afford a wedding, don’t have one. Also, my mother-in-law was disabled when my brother-in-law got married and the asshole still got married on the beach.
Why don’t you just both elope and have a small dinner afterward with family? (I mean unless they pay because you sure aren’t) Unless you are my close family, my booty isn’t paying and walking to attend your 5-minute Ceremony. YTA
Super inappropriate. Had they not posted about gifts and then informed guests that the only gift required was the $10 fee plus bring your own chair, maybe N T A … but Dayum a one-mile hike in wedding attire ?!?! Umm - I’d pass.
I’d rather go to a wedding held in McDonald’s. YTA
Posting a registry for ANYTHING with the intention of reaching people who weren’t invited to an event is so tacky and wrong. That alone makes OP TA. The registry is only for the people invited to events. That’s the trade-off. So greedy to ask for presents from people who aren’t invited. Gross.
YTA. It is tacky to charge admission to your wedding venue.
HAHAHAHA Boy, I thought my sister was a cheap bride! You Madame and Sir are the cheapest ASSHOLES!!! CONGRATS!!!
Hey, we're too cheap to invite more than 20 to show up at our wedding, but f**k you, you still need to bring your wallets and pay to see our tacky, tacky wedding. Also, we want our friends/family to hike a mile into the f***ing canyon and on top of that, we want YOU ALL to drag your broke-down-campfire-smelling chair too!
Then, there's nana and grandpa that have to trudge their way into the canyon, how are they going to get down there with their canes and wheelchairs? Are you going to carry their chairs for them? Or will you be charging extra for the luxury?
We're only allowing the privileged 20 people to witness our cheapness. But going to BLAST our WEDDING REGISTRY on EVERY PLATFORM KNOWN IN THE INTERVERSE, BECAUSE WHY NOT? FREE SHIT AMIRIGHT?Your sister is 1000% correct that you're the assholes here. Just elope. The whole of Reddit would have more respect for you both.