Stassi Schroeder disinvited Vanderpump Rules co-stars from her lavish Italian wedding because she couldn't afford the bill after getting fired: 'Bravo didn't pay for this s**t'

  • Stassi Schroeder was forced pare down her wedding and 'cut 70% of the guest list because it's too expensive' after she was fired from Vanderpump Rules
  • Several of her former co-stars, like Scheana Shay, were among those disinvited to the lavish Italian wedding because of budget issues
  • Stassi told Dear Media's The Skinny Confidential podcast that she was already 'locked in' to the venues in Rome when she was axed by Bravo 
  • 'Bravo didn't pay for this s**t,' she said, 'lik e we paid for the s**t and the venues didn't let us get out of it'
  • The guest list went from 200 people to just 35 - including co-stars Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz who made the cut
  • 'Yo, times are tough, we can't have a 200-person wedding. This doesn't mean that we don't like you, but you're not part of my 35 top people'

Stassi Schroeder finally got her dream wedding to husband Beau Clark in Italy but it was much smaller than originally planned because she was unprepared to foot the hefty bill herself, the star revealed Monday.

The 33-year-old was already 'locked in' with the venues when Bravo backed out of filming the nuptials following her firing from Vanderpump Rules and Stassi was forced to severely pare down her guest list.

Schroeder's wedding went from 200 guests to just 35 because things were 'too expensive', she said during an appearance on the Dear Media podcast, The Skinny Confidential.

Tough times: Stassi Schroeder was forced pare down her wedding and 'cut 70% of the guest list because it's too expensive' after she was fired from Vanderpump Rules

Tough times: Stassi Schroeder was forced pare down her wedding and 'cut 70% of the guest list because it's too expensive' after she was fired from Vanderpump Rules

'It was supposed to be on Vanderpump Rules,' Stassi said, explaining that her wedding special would have served as a 'bridge' episode for a now defunct spin-off show.

Stassi actually took a producer from the show with her and Beau to Rome back in 2019 to scout locations for the hotel, rehearsal dinner space and wedding venue so they could secure the rights to film there.

'So, we found our venue got locked in, we found our rehearsal dinner venue and got locked in, found the hotel,' she recalled. 'Then everything went down where I was fired and we were still locked in. So they wouldn't let us get out of these venues.'

The Off With My Head author revealed that the venues refused to let her cancel. At the same time, after her firing over a racism scandal, all of Stassi's revenue streams - the show, her podcast and endorsements - all dried up 

Problems: The 33-year-old was already 'locked in' with the venues when Bravo backed out of filming the nuptials following her firing from Vanderpump Rules and Stassi was forced to severely pare down her guest list

Problems: The 33-year-old was already 'locked in' with the venues when Bravo backed out of filming the nuptials following her firing from Vanderpump Rules and Stassi was forced to severely pare down her guest list

'Bravo didn't pay for this s**t,' she said, 'like we paid for the s**t and the venues didn't let us get out of it.

'Do we want to just eat this money and let it go? Or, like, do we want to, re-imagine what this wedding will look like and like still do it?' she asked herself at the time.

Beau and Stassi 'cut 70% of the guest list because it's too expensive.' Their invites went from around 200 people to just 35.

Tom Sandoval and Scheana Shay were persona non grata at the swanky event, was one of the 70% that actually had her invite rescinded by the bride, while Sandoval was never invited. 

Sandoval and Stassi famously fought in a full blown screaming match over her book signing party at TomTom in 2020 leading Sandoval to ban his co-star from the bar. 

Persona non grata: Beau and Stassi's invites went from around 200 people to just 35 and Tom Sandoval and Scheana Shay were not invited to the swanky event  (Tom and Scheana pictured together in 2018)

Persona non grata: Beau and Stassi's invites went from around 200 people to just 35 and Tom Sandoval and Scheana Shay were not invited to the swanky event  (Tom and Scheana pictured together in 2018)

'Honestly, everyone's been pretty understanding,' Schroeder said if the austere guest list. 'We sent out an email, like, 'Yo, times are tough, we can't have a 200-person wedding. This doesn't mean that we don't like you, but you're not part of my 35 top people.''

Katie Maloney, who is Stassi's baby's godmother, made the cut for the wedding - as did her soon-to-be ex Tom Schwartz. 

Kristen Doute - who was fired from the Bravo show alongside Stassi after falsely accusing black castmate Faith Sowers of theft to the police - was also absent from the wedding but had been invited.

'I'm friends with Kristen but it's not the same,' Stassi said on the podcast. 'We're all going in different directions. Our lives are so different. I don't have time to be a Witch of Weho.' 

'Bravo didn't pay for this s**t,' she said, 'like we paid for the s**t and the venues didn't let us get out of it. Do we want to just eat this money and let it go? Or, like, do we want to, re-imagine what this wedding will look like and like still do it?' she asked herself at the time.'

'Bravo didn't pay for this s**t,' she said, 'like we paid for the s**t and the venues didn't let us get out of it. Do we want to just eat this money and let it go? Or, like, do we want to, re-imagine what this wedding will look like and like still do it?' she asked herself at the time.' 

Doute congratulated Schroeder on Instagram and was asked by a fan why she wasn't in Rome to celebrate.

'Ugh so sad I missed Rome, but we have a wedding here we had already booked! I'm soo happy she got her dream wedding,' she responded. 

Stassi and Beau started their romance towards the end of 2017 and they became engaged in July 2019. 

The two first officially wed in 2020 in a back yard with few in attendance due to COVID. They had to wait until 2022 to have a big, splashy wedding of their dreams with their friends in Italy. 

'Honestly, everyone's been pretty understanding,' Schroeder said if the austere guest list. 'We sent out an email, like, 'Yo, times are tough, we can't have a 200-person wedding. This doesn't mean that we don't like you, but you're not part of my 35 top people.''

'Honestly, everyone's been pretty understanding,' Schroeder said if the austere guest list. 'We sent out an email, like, 'Yo, times are tough, we can't have a 200-person wedding. This doesn't mean that we don't like you, but you're not part of my 35 top people.'' 

 

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