A bride from western Pennsylvania has been left outraged after she claimed that a guest brought 10 Tupperware containers to the wedding so she could bring food home for her family members.
The angry bride took to a popular Facebook group named “That’s it I’m Wedding Shaming,” where she ranted about the alleged incident.
Most of us wouldn’t think twice about slipping a piece of cake into a napkin for later at a wedding, but would you feel the same about someone who loaded up 10 Tupperware containers? https://t.co/xqIv00u9PF
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“So I have a guest shaming moment for all of you to enjoy,” the bride began.
The Polish bride explained that the wedding was extremely close-knit, and the extremely hungry guest had not originally been invited.
“My husband and I had a very small wedding ceremony and reception, probably about 25 people were invited,” she wrote. “Only close family and a handful of friends.”
Just several days before the wedding day, she explained her father’s best friend asked her if his daughter and her husband could come along to the small wedding.
The bride explained in the Facebook post she “didn’t have a problem with it,” and agreed for her to attend her big day.
“So [the daughter] shows up, without her husband, but with about 10 Tupperware containers. TO TAKE FOOD,” the furious bride claimed.
The woman explained her wedding was buffet style and had a cookie table, as “it’s kinda tradition in our area.”
The bride was horrified when she discovered the guest had filled up the containers with food, dessert while also taking drinks and decorations, she wrote.
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“She loaded up 7 Tupperware containers with food to take home, took about 3 containers of homemade cookies, a couple of bottles of beers, and most [of] the centerpieces,” she explained.
Naturally, the bride explained she was initially unaware of what had happened as she was busy enjoying her big day and mingling with her guests.
She was furious when her father told her the following day about what went on during her wedding.
The anonymous bride was left even more outraged when she opened the wedding gift from the offending guest.
“And when we opened up our ‘gift’ from her—she gave us $5. Not even kidding. A five dollar bill,” she wrote.
The bride claimed the woman was not in any sort of financial difficulty, but just wanted to bring the food back for her family.
She was “not poor by any stretch of the imagination,” the bride wrote, claiming she was “probably better off than [the bride].”
The newlywed continued, “I’m assuming it’s because she just freeloads from anyone and everyone she can! But seriously…who does this?”
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Several Facebook users commented on the post and were in equal disbelief over the guest’s behavior, reported Fox News.
One said the bride should demand money to cover the cost of the items she swiped.
“Message her asking for money to cover the cost of the food and center pieces she took,” one said.
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Another added, “Some people have no shame, I would be mortified to scab off someone like this, esp (especially) at a wedding.”
One woman added she went through a similar ordeal.
“Omg my in-laws (husband’s aunts) did this at our engagement party. I didn’t know what to say, and they are medical doctors too, so not poor,” she said.
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Some commenters, however, said her behaviour wasn’t completely unjustified as the food would have been wasted anyway, ABC News reported.