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She Bartended Her Boyfriend’s Sister’s Wedding As A Last Minute Favor, But She Was Made To Feel Guilty When She Expected To Be Paid

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When planning a wedding with a tight budget, sometimes you need friends and family to pitch in and help you with certain aspects.

While that’s understandable, you should try and compensate those people somehow at some point, whether that be through money, a gift, or a favor.

One woman recently agreed to bartend for her boyfriend’s sister’s wedding after her bartender canceled at the last minute. When she asked if she’d be getting paid for her work, she found herself in a whirlwind of drama.

She’s 23 and has been with her boyfriend for ten months. Recently, his twin sister got married, and she was invited to the wedding as his plus-one. However, due to some chaos that occurred on the wedding day, she was a bit more involved in the celebrations than she thought she’d be.

“First, her makeup artist canceled, then their grandfather got into a car accident, then the bartender canceled as well,” she explained.

“When the bartender canceled, my boyfriend offered me to do it. I am a bartender as my full-time job, and I did want a break from work since this was my only day off for weeks, but I agreed with a bawling bride in front of me.”

Her boyfriend told her that the bar setup would be small and simple, leading her to believe it would be a fairly easy night of bartending. However, that was quickly proven wrong when they got to the reception space, and she realized she’d have to handle an elaborate, open bar on her own in a tight dress and strappy heels.

“[It was] six straight hours of overly drunk people yelling at me,” she said.

“I’m not sure if they thought too much of an open bar since a lot of people got way too drunk and had to leave early or were acting crazy. After that, my boyfriend’s sister sent me a long text thanking me profusely, saying she [was] so happy I helped out.”

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