There is an unwritten rule that as a wedding guest, you don’t do anything to ruin the brides day. Weddings can be stressful and the bride has more things to worry about than guests taking advantage of the open bar and buffet. Unfortunately that’s exactly what this Pennsylvania bride had to put up with on her special day. One of her guests brought in close to 10 to-go containers and took it upon themselves to hit the buffet a few more times.
Even worse, the guilty guest wasn’t even officially invited. The father of the bride asked if it was ok that his best friend bring his daughter her husband. Well the daughter showed up, and left with leftovers from the buffet, cookies from the dessert table, and centerpieces. “She loaded up 7 Tupperware containers with food to take home, took about 3 containers of homemade cookies, a couple bottles of beer, and most of the centerpieces.” the bride wrote in a viral Facebook post, that has since been taken down. “I didn’t notice any of this, because I was too busy with the whole wedding- but my dad told me about it the next day.”
The ceremony and reception were both small, only around 25 close friends and family so she allowed her dad’s friend to attend so he could have someone to talk to at the reception, and saw no problem in him bringing his daughter. After all, this friend had been in the family for years and had always been good to her and her family. Since the bride knew them, she knew that they weren’t “poor by any stretch of the imagination” and thought that they were more well off than her, which is why she now thinks of them as freeloaders.
Once the post went viral, people from both sides of the argument posted their thoughts. On one hand, most people thought that a woman bringing her own to-go boxes was outrageous, but on the other, there were people that brought up that this probably eliminated a lot of food waste from the leftovers. Large weddings can sometimes be wasteful in the sense that they order more in hopes that they don’t run out, but this was for 25 people, and the fact that this guest didn’t even ask to take these items makes people wonder what was she thinking. Some newlyweds plan for this sort of thing, and have started to incorporate small to-go boxes into the decor. Experts say that this comes down to wedding etiquette, but having someone show up with their own boxes is unprecedented according to an INSIDER interview. Would you ever bring your own Tupperware to do your part in not wasting a wedding dinner?
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