We all know that weddings can be expensive, and anyone who has ever planned one will know that feeding guests plays a pretty big part in that.
However, one bride-to-be has come under fire for trying to scrimp and save when it comes to the dining aspect of her big day, by feeding just one chicken tender each to her 200 guests.
It comes after a friend of the groom’s mother took to Reddit’s wedding shaming thread to call out the bride, who it appears has caused controversy from day one, after asking her sister-in-law to be her maid of honour, then expecting her to fund her entire hen do.
“The bride chose her sister-in-law as as her maid of honour, then expects her to bankroll a three-day boozy bachelorette party. The sister-in-law can’t afford that, so mother of the groom pays for the weekend. She isn’t invited but the bride’s mum is,” the Redditor explained.
“However, the mother of the groom isn’t just paying for the bachelorette party. She also booked the church venue, paid for the venue, and paid for other assorted items, more than $10,000 (£7,000) already. The bride’s parents haven’t paid for ANYTHING. No one has even said ‘thank you’ to the mother of the groom.”
It all sounds pretty chaotic, but things went from bad to worse when the bride called her future mother-in-law up during her hen do, to ask if she can pick up the food for the guests on the day of the wedding.
“200 people RSVPed, wedding is a week out at this point. She agreed and asked where she’s picking it up from and what it is,” they continued.
“It’s 200 chicken tenders. That’s it. That’s all the food they’ve thought to order for the wedding. 200 individual chicken tenders for 200 people. Oh, and an open bar and a wedding cake.”
One Reddit user questioned: “Does the groom understand what his own mother is being put thru by his bride and her family? And if he does, why is he the groom still?”
“I have a feeling that the bride pulled the little chicken tender stunt as a scheme to get the groom’s mother to freak out and pay for the food without having to be asked directly,” another suggested.
There’s no getting away from the fact that a single chicken tender isn’t exactly filling, unless you’re a small child, but hey, we heard someone mention an open bar.