"I do not want to feel obligated to pay for these people to eat a lavish meal and drink it up on my tab," the bride-to-be said
Providing food at weddings to guests has been a thing for decades now. We don't know who started it or when but it's a thing. You're celebrating your wedding after all, why not throw a feast? One bride-to-be, however, disagrees with that. In her post on a wedding forum, she explained how she plans to have a “no food wedding” because she thinks that feeding her guests “doesn’t matter”, reported the Daily Star UK.
The anonymous woman had taken to the forum to discuss her decision and asked for advice from fellow brides on her no-dinner plan. She claimed that she and her to-be spouse are already struggling to pay off their £2,883 ($4,000) venue fee slowly and were unable to find a cheap caterer. “So my question is, is it unusual to… not feed people at your wedding?
I have heard of ‘dessert only weddings’ if you have one later at night. What about an appetizer(s)/small plates only wedding? Alcohol-only wedding? Everybody grab a sandwich and a garden chair wedding and have a seat??? I do not want to feel obligated to pay for these people to eat a lavish meal and drink it up on my tab," she said.
She didn't stop there, the money-conscious bride was also asking advice for ways in which she could cut costs. One of her decisions was to ditch the DJ or tunes. Another user on the forum posted the story on Reddit and soon Redditors labeled the bride as being "tacky."
“If you have to use the venue's caterer and they're too expensive, pick a different venue," a user commented, while another noted, “‘Oh, we can afford it. Girl, clearly you can’t if you’re still paying down the 4K for the venue. Don’t spend half your budget on a venue (unless it includes food).” A third wrote, “have the nicest wedding you can afford for your guests, not for yourself. Cake, punch and appetizers in the church hall are infinitely nicer than expecting people to show up for hours without a bite to eat so that you can afford the fanciest location possible." A fourth asked, "so you’re gonna spend $4000 on a venue to spend twenty minutes eating cake?”.