Billed for a wedding you never even attended? Sounds like a horror story straight out of Judge Judy, but it actually happened to Jessica Baker of Andover, Minnesota. The stay-at-home-mom and her husband were planning to attend a cousin’s wedding when their babysitter fell through at the last minute. According to ABC 7, Baker’s niece (her brother’s daughter) had contracted highly-contagious hand-foot-mouth-disease. The concerned mom didn’t want to expose her children to the disease. Her potential back-up sitter (her mom, grandma to the little ones) had also been exposed, leaving the RSVP’d couple without options.
Baker and her husband, related to the nuptial couple but not close, chose (under duress) to skip the ceremony and tend to the arguably more important task of caring for their children. They didn’t let the bride or groom know of their last minute change of wedding plans. Despite the reasons behind their decision to skip out on the ceremony, it was definitely a no-show.
The ditched couple was definitely less than amused by the wedding dissing, and they billed the absentee couple for failing to appear. The cost? Just under $76. Oh, and an explanation (call or text appreciated) for the perceived slight.