Newlyweds send $240 bill to guests who were no-shows for their wedding – New York Post

The honeymoon’s over for a pair of newlyweds who were so steaming mad at wedding no-shows — who originally RSVP’d “yes” — that they slapped them with a $240 bill to cover their costs.

A now-viral photo of the invoice tickled Twitter this week, calling out the “no show, no call” guests and declaring, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding reception invoice before lol.” The bold move, which is sure to seal the fate of that friendship, sparked a heated online debate over whether the couple’s move was tacky or justified.

The no-shows were given a payment due date of one month from the Aug. 18 invoice sent by once anonymous newlyweds whose Royalton Negril Resort & Spa wedding in Jamaica apparently cost $120 a head, per the detailed invoice than many tweeters assumed was fake.

Turns out the online mystery couple — Doug Simmons, 44, and Dedra McGee (now Simmons), 43, of Chicago — is mighty real, and The Post tracked them down on Friday. The good-humored groom admitted that getting stood up at the altar, so to speak, “made me feel some kind of way.”

The resulting wedding bill, originally posted to the Doug’s Facebook, put the guilty parties on blast: “This invoice is being sent to you because you confirmed seat(s) at the wedding reception during the Final Headcount,” a note at the bottom of the “#PETTYPOST” reads. “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. You can pay via Zelle or PayPal. Please reach out to us and let us know which method of payment works for you. Thank you!”

Doug Simmons, 44, and Dedra McGee (now Simmons), 43, of Chicago. When reached by The Post, the groom admitted that yes, he got a "little petty — but I am not some trifling person who is going to bill somebody."
Doug Simmons, 44, and Dedra McGee (now Simmons), 43, of Chicago. Doug stressed that it’s not about money. He and Dedra felt hurt and disrespected by the no shows at their hard-earned dream wedding with more than 100 attendees.
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Of course, the Twitterati had a field day determining their level of outrage vs. support for the brazen couple.

“I wish I’d thought of this. A third of the people who RSVP’d for our wedding didn’t show up. We paid for a LOT of food that went to waste (though it was a LOT LESS than $120 a plate),” said Jackie Barbosa, who is Team Doug and Dedra. Another critic threw shade at the mad-as-hell marrieds: “You are so special to us that we invited you to our wedding. However, we are going to severe [sic] that relationship for $240 because you didn’t let us show off to you in person. But we will send an invite to our baby shower at some point, so show up with a gift or face collections.”

One observer proffered a simple response to the couple — send back the invoice with a catch-all “LOL” scrawled across the bill in big, red letters.

However, when reached by The Post, the groom admitted that yes, he got a “little petty — but I am not some trifling person who is going to bill somebody.”

Doug Simmons, 44, and Dedra McGee (now Simmons), 43, of Chicago
When reached by The Post, the groom admitted that yes, he got a “little petty — but I am not some trifling person who is going to bill somebody.”
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Simmons, a small business owner in Chi-Town, stressed that it’s not about money. He and his new bride were merely hurt and felt disrespected by the no shows at their hard-earned dream wedding with more than 100 attendees.

“Four times we asked, ‘Are you available to come, can you make it?,’ and they kept saying yes,” he told The Post. “We had to pay in advance for Jamaica — this was a destination wedding.”

However, at the final headcount — they realized not everyone kept their word.

“No one told me or texted me, ‘Hey, we can’t make it,’ ” Simmons said. “That’s all I was asking. If you tell me you can’t make it, I would be understanding — but to tell me nothing, but then let me pay for you and your plus ones? Four people became eight people. I took that personally.”

Meanwhile, the newly betrothed Simmons were mum on what steps will be taken if payment is delinquent, but we’re guessing Friendsgiving this year is pretty much off the table.

And let it be a lesson for us all: Don’t cross Doug and Dedra or be prepared to really lay it on thick for a baby shower.

Royalton Resort, Negril, Jamaica
The Simmons were betrothed at a destination wedding at the Royalton Resort in Negril, Jamaica.
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