Groom Charges Guests N70k To Attend HIS Dream Lavish Wedding

A British couple who were unable to afford their dream wedding have asked guests to contribute up to £150 (N70k) each to attend, under a “business model” devised by the groom. Thrifty Ben Farina, 33, and fiancee Claire Moran, 37, thought they’d never get married because they couldn’t afford it, until Ben came up with the idea of treating the wedding “like an all-inclusive holiday” for those attending.The charge includes a three-night stay at the venue in Derbyshire, which has a pool and spa. The groom, who lives in Rotherham, denied being “tight” and insisted the idea had “gone down well” with guests. All of their 60 adult and 20 child guests have confirmed they are attending and paid deposits.“People always pay a large amount of money to go to a wedding anyway, so why not have it paying towards the actual wedding rather than just to a business owner?” said Mr Farina. “I sold it to them a bit like an all-inclusive holiday, so all the food and drinks will be incorporated in that cost. “The venue also has a spa, an indoor swimming pool, a games room, it’s very close to local amenities, there’s a lake, so it is like a little holiday resort.”Photo Credit: Getty


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