Judge for yourself if this is bad behaviour or not.
A lady attended a wedding ceremony… the venue was exquisite, everything was looking glossy and beautiful, but as the ceremony progressed, the strand that held the facade together began to pull, revealing the costs they had made to achieve the exquisite-looking ceremony.
This lady experienced an unusual incident in the wedding, and then went on reddit to share the episode.
“The bride and groom blew most of their wedding money on the venue and the bride’s (admittedly beautiful) couture gown, so they decided to ‘self-cater’. Food looks great; I serve up my plate and go sit down. My BF at the time, now my husband, has gone to the restroom. There were only a few restrooms available for guest use so it took a while for him to get through the line. He then comes back to the table with an empty plate. When I asked why, he says there’s no more food.
“Okay, no problem. I find the bride’s mom and whisper that she should probably ask the caterers to put out more food. She gets a peculiar expression on her face and says there is no more food. What was on the buffet line is all that they have. Period.”
“They wanted a certain ‘opulence’ so they purchased top-of-the-line ingredients (good cuts of meat, artisan breads and cheeses, etc.) which meant they ended up with only enough to feed about 3/4 of the guests. The rest went hungry.”
But this was just a tip of the iceberg.
“Whatever. Dinner is over, we are starting the reception thing, when the maid of honour starts coming around and asking some of us to come with her into the kitchen. We go. There is no AC, so this kitchen is about a zillion degrees. She shows us stacks of plates and cups and then tells us we need to wash them?!?”
“Apparently, part of self-catering is you rent the dishes and glassware, and if they aren’t returned clean at the end of the evening you lose your deposit. But since the bride and groom are pinching pennies at this point, they haven’t hired anyone to clean up. So I and about nine other guests spend most of the reception in the kitchen, elbow deep in soap and water.”
The lady’s post generated lots of comments, and majority were of the opinion that, that wasn’t a way to treat people you invited to your wedding.
And to cap it, the couple had a divorce three years later.
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.