Wedding Drama: When Music Hits a Sour Note 🎻

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Picture this: you're a 19-year-old violinist, part of a successful string quartet, and you've been asked to play at a relative's wedding. Sounds like a great opportunity, right? But there's a catch - they want you to play for free. When our young musician stands her ground, family drama ensues, and the wedding invitation gets revoked. Let's dive into this symphony of conflict. 🎻💔

The Opening Act: A Request 🎻💍

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The Plot Thickens: Money Talks 💰🗣️

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The Crescendo: A Call for Fair Pay 🎶💵

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The Counterpoint: Family vs. Profession 👪 vs. 🎻

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The Rebuttal: Musicianship is not a Hobby 🎻🚫

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The Showdown: The Price of Art 🎶💰

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The Finale: A Broken Chord 🎻💔

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The Encore: Family Fallout 👪💥

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The Aftermath: A Family Divided 👪🚫

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Family Ties and Broken Strings: A Symphony of Conflict 🎻💔

In a dramatic turn of events, our young violinist finds herself at the center of a family feud. After refusing to play at a relative's wedding for a meager pay, she's labeled as 'stingy' and 'ungrateful'. But she stands her ground, asserting that musicianship is a profession, not a hobby, and deserves fair compensation. As the tension crescendos, the family's harmony is disrupted, leaving us wondering - who's really out of tune here? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

NTA: Cousin's outrageous request for free quartet sparks justified outrage 😱

BengalBBQ | BengalBBQ

"NTA I love the 'it would be good practice' - I was a wedding cake maker and you can add 'you'll get more jobs from this', 'we should get a family discount' (also known as free labor + free supplies) - my absolute favorite is being volunteered to work for friends and relatives of in-laws - not only are you expected to work for free, but for people you don't even know. The only exception is if they have something you want - my aunt did the flowers for my wedding, the next year I did a wedding cake for her daughter. Just stand firm, sorry you got un-invited by the Petty Party though." 💍✨

Affectionate_Ice_658 | Affectionate_Ice_658

NTA. Cousin wants professional service at amateur prices. 💯

VixNeko | VixNeko

NTA: Entitled bridezilla demands free quartet for 3-hour wedding 🎻

AussieSkittles81 | AussieSkittles81

NTA. Declining a gig for exposure? Uninviting shows true colors. 🙄

NUT-me-SHELL | NUT-me-SHELL

NTA. Entitled cousin expects free music, gets called out. 🎻

s3rndpt | s3rndpt

Put your money where your mouth is and STFU 💸

FunnyRingaling | FunnyRingaling

The struggles of playing music for exposure and free drinks 🎶

Beligerent | Beligerent

Fair pay shows respect. Mom's offer was weird. NTA 👍

thatdude_james | thatdude_james

NTA: Affordable music for a wedding, vendors usually charge more.

Accurate-Most-8445 | Accurate-Most-8445

NTA. Stand up for your worth and art. 🎻

bitplayr | bitplayr

Musician stands up for fair compensation, aunt crosses the line. 🎶

Algebralovr | Algebralovr

Stand your ground and demand fair compensation for your talent! 🎻

the_jesstastic | the_jesstastic

NTA: DJ brother tired of being assumed to work for free 🎻

Sol9393 | Sol9393

Congrats on having a backbone! It will serve you well 🎉

ladytypeperson | ladytypeperson

NTA. Don't let entitled people take advantage of your talent! 🎻

moojuece | moojuece

NTA. Not one bit. 😊

Zibellina | Zibellina

NTA. Relatives should be grateful for discounted services. 👏

boppiloppi | boppiloppi

Fair pay for friends performing at wedding? Not the a**hole! 👏

Kindix_ | Kindix_

Deserve to be paid! 🎵 She assumed wrongly. NTA.

MouthwashAndBandaids | MouthwashAndBandaids

NTA at all. No drama, just harmony. 🎵

Minimum_Reference_73 | Minimum_Reference_73

NTA. Family values free service over you 💔

Major_Barnacle_2212 | Major_Barnacle_2212

Musicians deserve fair pay for their requested presence. 🎶

OhioGirl22 | OhioGirl22

NTA. Your relatives expect free music, insulting low payment. Unreasonable.

TheGoldenPineapples | TheGoldenPineapples

NTA: Stand up for yourself and set a precedent against freeloaders! 💪

Sfb208 | Sfb208

NTA. Second cousin is a huge AH. Taking advantage of students. ✨

Maleficent_Ad407 | Maleficent_Ad407

Cousin demands free music, but math says she should pay 💰

voluntold9276 | voluntold9276

Playing for free? No way! NTA for setting boundaries. 🎻

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Professional musician faces guilt-tripping family. NTA for setting boundaries! 🎶

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NTA - Family wants free music at wedding, no way! 🎶

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Music teacher refuses to play for free, shuts down entitled cousin. NTA 👏

True-Research817 | True-Research817

Ungrateful to family? NTA! 🎶 They can shove it! 🍑

sillyvilly31 | sillyvilly31

Family expectations vs professional boundaries. 👪

DeepWater86 | DeepWater86

NTA: Entitled bride insults hardworking friends. Surgeon analogy hits home.

Missicat | Missicat

Playing music is a job, not a free service. NTA! 🎶

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Entitlement at its finest. NTA stands their ground. 🎻

Ambitious-Screen | Ambitious-Screen

Aunt wants a quartet at her wedding for $15? Spotify exists.

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

NTA. Stand your ground and set boundaries with your family. 💪

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NTA, hilarious distant family member tried "but exposure!" 😂

TaliesinWI | TaliesinWI

"NTA and your ensemble includes people who are not related" 👮🏻 Let her price others- she may be calling you back!

crazycatlady45325 | crazycatlady45325

Respecting musicians' talent and hard work is a must! 🎶

lopingwolf | lopingwolf

"NTA. She's just like those bratty influencers with their 'exposure' pitches."

shiralor | shiralor

NTA: Don't work for free, entitled family member gets served 🎻

ShadyBookDealer | ShadyBookDealer

Cheapskate bride refuses to pay musicians. NTA wins!

redditwinchester | redditwinchester

"Family should pay you! NTA." 💰

Hurgle_Turgle | Hurgle_Turgle

NTA - Don't expect free service for 'exposure'. Bills need paying! 💸

Glass_Cut6961 | Glass_Cut6961

Family feud at the wedding! NTA but drama ensues 😳

KatySue77 | KatySue77

NTA: Cousin undervalues your talent. You handled it like a pro 🎻

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NTA: Boundaries needed with entitled family members. 🙏

megZesq | megZesq

Artists deserve fair compensation, not just 'exposure'! 🎧

ButterscotchOk7516 | ButterscotchOk7516

NTA. Ridiculous price expectations for fellow musicians. 🎶

supermeg77 | supermeg77

Entitled bridezilla demands cheap string quartet for wedding 🎻

Livinthedream_111 | Livinthedream_111

NTA: Send them this thread 📩 and then to hell 🔥

Rod4112 | Rod4112

Don't want to play? NTA, just skip the sour note! 🎻

Pale_Height_1251 | Pale_Height_1251

NTA: Friends and family should be paid or supported in return 👍

OgdenEnigma | OgdenEnigma

Stand your ground! Don't let entitled family ruin your day! 🎻

BDThrills | BDThrills

Fair price for string quartet, entitled cousin, alternative solution 🎻

cosmicdancer84 | cosmicdancer84

NTA. Practice gear, halfway songs, and kinks - music magic! 🎶

bluepvtstorm | bluepvtstorm

NTA: People expecting free work can lead to arguments. 😠

Keenbather | Keenbather

NTA, loving that sweet discount! 😍

hammocks_ | hammocks_

Stepdad's hard work pays off, but bride's attitude ruins it 🎻

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NTA. Playing violin for free at weddings? No way! 🎻❤

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NTA: Cheapskates expect freebies but won't pay the bills. 💯

fallen_kat | fallen_kat

Relatives working for free at weddings? NTA wonders aloud! 🤔

BikingOtter | BikingOtter

NTA: Bridezilla wants free music, but should learn to pay 💰

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NTA. Playing for free? Not fair to the rest of the quartet.

dpdragonfly | dpdragonfly

NTA! Stand your ground against entitled family members. 🙌

CampClear | CampClear

Musician defends their right to be paid for their work 💪

cindyp1976 | cindyp1976

NTA: Saving time, money, and avoiding wedding drama 👏

teresajs | teresajs

Fair pay for family labor? NTA, artists deserve to eat 👍

Sick_at_Heart87 | Sick_at_Heart87

NTA. Artist deals with entitled client, gets kicked out of wedding 🎻

QuickWarning69 | QuickWarning69

NTA. Relatives shouldn't expect free music. Your talent deserves payment! 🎶

AliceInNukeland | AliceInNukeland

NTA: Know your worth and don't undercharge for your skills! 🎻

GoodBad626 | GoodBad626

NTA. Stand firm. Don't let her take advantage of you! 💪

Slow-Cherry9128 | Slow-Cherry9128

Sassy singer shuts down expensive wedding expenses with catchy tune 🎵

Abd36u | Abd36u

Family complaining? Ask how much they'd donate. NTA 👍

nerdgirl71 | nerdgirl71

NTA! Shut down family pressure with this epic music video! 🎻

L1ttleFr0g | L1ttleFr0g

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