This is really my DH's dilemma, but he'd appreciate the advice. DH is a groomsman in a wedding in June. He's an old friend of the groom, and the rest of the guys are newer friends, plus the bride's brother. Due to travel logistics, the bachelor party is in two weeks - the end of March. Best man came up with three different plans, and then ran them by the groomsmen way back in December over the Christmas break. There was an expensive plan, a mid-range plan, and a cheap cheap plan, and everyone wanted either the expensive plan or the mid-range plan, so they went with the mid.
Best man put a deposit down, and then the cost per person went up by 15%, due to a venue cost not in the original quote. Best man ran it past the group, and they decided to keep the plan. Well, it's two weeks away now and the rest of the cash is due tomorrow. Best man asked for it by Friday. DH and bride's brother are the only two out of the six other guys who have paid (4 haven't). Best man said in the last email that he is getting "push back" about the cost, and so he's just going to pay for the whole thing himself since it was his idea in the first place. He has sent the money back to DH, who is refusing to take it back (email transfer). What advice would ehell give to my DH (who is asking me what the heck he should do here!)?