Weddings and special occasions are more meaningful and lively when you hire the right host to get the party going. This is the reason why it is important to find the best host to do the job.
One party host recently shared the bad experience she had with a client who ‘hired’ her to host a wedding in Batangas but refused to pay her talent fee or even provide her with accommodation!
Althea Español Leonen shared screenshots of her conversation with the bride who said that a friend had referred her as host.
The wedding will be on September 15 at Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel in Laiya, Batangas; thus, Althea needs to free up her schedule for the trip but she didn’t mind as she thought it was a regular gig.
But soon, the bride told her that she is expected to book her own accommodation and will only be provided with transportation to the venue.
When Althea tried to clarify the room booking, the bride said that they could book the room for her but she needs to pay for the accommodation over the counter when she arrives at the resort.
To add insult to injury, the bride told her that they would just provide her with transportation but insinuated that she won’t receive a talent fee (TF) for the hosting gig; the bride half-joked that they would just refer her to friends who might need a host in the future.
Then, the bride said that the mutual friend who referred the host to her said that she accepts gigs with no TF, adding that the host needs to pay for her own accommodation because she wasn’t even part of the entourage!
Though insulted, Althea still managed to keep her cool and told the bride that she certainly agrees to hosting for free, but only for her friends – and her friends don’t even let her go empty-handed after the event.
Also, considering that she needs to travel to Batangas, the least the couple could do is shoulder her accommodations. She also said that she would have agreed on a discounted TF.
At this point, the bride got angry and insulted her even more, telling her she doesn’t even look pretty on her IG pictures and, for sure, she wasn’t a good host. The woman also belittled hosts’ TFs. Tsk. Tsk.
Source: Facebook / Althea Español Leonen