Weddings are supposed to be celebrations of love, not opportunities to freeload off the happy couple. It goes without saying that guests are supposed to enjoy themselves during the reception. However, bringing a ton of containers to fill them with food to bring back home seems just plain disrespectful to everyone.
You’re well off. You’re not going hungry. You didn’t bring your husband to the wedding, but you instead managed to sneak in 10 Tupperware containers to get as much of that delicious food as you can. Rude? We think so.
A woman’s story about this exact situation went viral on Facebook and then ended up getting shared on Reddit. Unsurprisingly, people were shocked by this total disregard for any social boundaries, as well as by the cherry on top: the ridiculous ‘gift’ the guest gave the couple. Scroll down for the full story and the reactions, dear Pandas. Oh, and we’d love to hear how you would’ve reacted to such a greedy guest if it was your wedding. Let us know in the comments.
Anna and Sarah, Team Leaders at The Wedding Society, were kind enough to comment on the etiquette of taking home with you from a wedding. Here’s what they told Bored Panda: “To state the obvious, the general etiquette around taking food home from a wedding is to just not. It’s not a restaurant and you didn’t pay for the food, so feel free to eat but not to stash. If someone doesn’t understand this, the couple really should lean on the venue staff to deal with this. It shouldn’t have to be handled by the couple,” they said. Scroll down for the full interview.
A couple was horrified to learn that one of their guests filled container after container with food from their wedding
According to Anna and Sarah from The Wedding Society, it’s best to not bring any food containers to someone’s wedding. It would be disrespectful if you did. Instead, wait to see if you’re given something as a gift.
“Leave the Tupperware at home,” the wedding expert told Bored Panda about how guests should behave. “As a general rule, if it hasn’t been directly gifted to you, don’t take it home with you. This includes floral centerpieces and other reception items,” they stressed.
Meanwhile, the best way to know if a guest is eating far too much food than everyone else is to take a look around the room. “Try to be cognizant of the people around you. Eating your fair share of food, like any social situation, is about reading the room and being able to judge appropriate serving sizes. If you don’t think you can handle this kind of responsibility, ask a fellow guest to keep you in check,” they said.
Probably nobody enjoys telling a guest off at their own wedding. It’s usually best to nip any potential problems in the bud than to have to deal with some awful behavior on the actual day of the event. If you find out that a guest is likely to be very problematic or you learn something unsettling, you might have to uninvite them.
People were horrified by the guest’s behavior. Here’s what some of them had to say, as well as their own experiences with awful wedding guests
Anna and Sarah from The Wedding Society explained to Bored Panda during an earlier interview that the happy couple should evaluate how comfortable they are with confrontation, and then decide if they want to uninvite someone in person, by phone, or via online messaging.
“Sometimes, writing things out makes it easier to say exactly what you want in the way you plan to say it. Others feel better having a personal chat over the phone. Just do what is going to help you be as authentic, diplomatic, and kind as possible,” the wedding expert explained to Bored Panda.
“You also need to expect that there will be some upset, and you need to greet that with acceptance and compassion. If you’re making the decision to uninvite a guest, you need to be ok with handling the consequences of that,” they told us.
“There’s no real way to get around the pain of uninviting or being uninvited to a wedding. The only thing that eases the sting is making it as kind as possible and trying to see your situation from the other person’s perspective.”
They continued: “Try to frame it like you’re doing the best thing for both parties, such as saying, ‘I feel like you’d want to be aligned with people who have the same values as you, and I don’t think we’re those people.’ Just don’t be dishones
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