- Publish Date
- Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:00AM
A frustrated mother has accused her pal of being "stingy" after discovering she would only be serving up buffet-style snacks at her wedding.
The agitated wedding guest turned to the British parenting forum Mumsnet to ask for advice, explained that she was appalled at the lack of a sit-down meal and no evening buffet for the 70 extra guests joining the party.
Kicking off the lively thread, she wrote: "The wedding breakfast which was billed as an afternoon tea has turned about to be a buffet at the side of sandwiches, scones and cake.
"I don't know whether the tables will be called up one by one to get their food or if there'll be 100+ people queuing at the same time.
"Am I being unreasonable to think this is a weird arrangement and guests will be starving?"
Many agreed it was a strange set-up, branded the couple "stingy" and advised her to take "emergency rations".
"It's ridiculous to expect people to survive all day and evening on a scone and bit of cake," one user wrote.
Another suggested she subsidise the gift to pay for their meal, adding: "Pop off for an hour for dinner, and spend less on a gift."
And one person slammed the engaged couple for sacrificing the comfort of guests in return for numbers.
"If you can't afford to feed your guests properly (day and evening) then you should either invite fewer so you can, or make the wedding no gifts but bring a dish. This sounds seriously stingy," they wrote.
But others defended the couple, with one person arguing: "At my brother-in-law's wedding a few of us went out for fish and chips before the evening bash. Sorted the hunger and gave us a feeling of camaraderie."
This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.