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Chicago Newlyweds Post $240 Bill To No-Show Wedding Guests, Spark Online Debate

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Should wedding guests have to pay if they don’t show up? The answer is yes, according to a Chicago couple. Dedra and Doug Simmons have sparked online debate after a post of an invoice they created for eight no-show wedding guests went viral. The invoice, titled, “No Call, No Show Guest” explains in part, “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.” The amount owed was $240. The groom said the invoice was a joke and they “never had any intentions of sending it out.” Do you think no-show guests should pay up for real, or is it a “tacky” move by the bride and groom?


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