Wedding spread is being slammed online for being ‘pathetic’

A couple’s wedding catering has been slammed online after a guest secretly photographed the ‘pathetic’ spread and shared it on Facebook.  

‘A wedding feast for your eyes,’ the anonymous guest, believed to be from the US, captioned the photos which were posted in a ‘wedding shaming’ group.  

Photos showed hundreds of slices of unwrapped ‘plastic cheese’, trays of celery and carrot sticks, melon, chopped up oranges with the stickers still on them, and a tray of sad looking iced brownies.

‘This is basically what we served at my three-year-old’s birthday party. Except we had quiche and strawberries,’ a baffled commenter wrote.

An American couple's wedding catering has been slammed online after a guest secretly photographed the 'pathetic' spread (pictured)

An American couple's wedding catering has been slammed online after a guest secretly photographed the 'pathetic' spread (pictured)

An American couple’s wedding catering has been slammed online after a guest secretly photographed the ‘pathetic’ spread (pictured) 

'A wedding feast for your eyes,' the anonymous guest wrote along the photos which were shared in a wedding shaming Facebook group

'A wedding feast for your eyes,' the anonymous guest wrote along the photos which were shared in a wedding shaming Facebook group

‘A wedding feast for your eyes,’ the anonymous guest wrote along the photos which were shared in a wedding shaming Facebook group 

Criticism: Facebook users were quick to bash the spread, insisting it looked more like food from a toddler's birthday party than a feast for wedding guests

Criticism: Facebook users were quick to bash the spread, insisting it looked more like food from a toddler's birthday party than a feast for wedding guests

Criticism: Facebook users were quick to bash the spread, insisting it looked more like food from a toddler’s birthday party than a feast for wedding guests

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Most commenters were shocked by the lack of effort put into the catering while others suggested the couple were simply watching their budget. 

‘This is what happens when you ask your family to cook for your wedding,’ one wrote. 

‘This makes more sense for toddlers than a wedding, in my humble opinion,’ another added. 

‘Pathetic. This looks like a catering spread for work – a low budget one.’

Others were baffled as to how much time had been spent on one food and how little on another. 

‘They took the time to unwrap hundreds of slices of fake cheese but couldn’t be bothered to take the sticker off the fruit?’ one wrote. 

Chopped up carrot and celery sticks (pictured) also featured as part of the humble spread

Chopped up carrot and celery sticks (pictured) also featured as part of the humble spread

Chopped up carrot and celery sticks (pictured) also featured as part of the humble spread

Some pointed out that while the cheese had been unwrapped those prepping had forgotten to remove stickers from the fruit

Some pointed out that while the cheese had been unwrapped those prepping had forgotten to remove stickers from the fruit

The catering also came with something sweet in the form of these iced brownies

The catering also came with something sweet in the form of these iced brownies

The catering features chopped up oranges, which still had stickers on the skin, (pictured left) and iced brownies (pictured right)

‘I don’t even know how they cut orange that way. It must have made it harder as usually, you cut in half then into quarters. That looks like a third,’ said another.

Commenters also wanted an explanation as to why a pile of napkins had been left unfolded. 

Commenters also wanted an explanation as to why a pile of napkins had been left unfolded.

Commenters also wanted an explanation as to why a pile of napkins had been left unfolded.

Commenters also wanted an explanation as to why a pile of napkins had been left unfolded.

According to Wedding Wire, couples in the US spend an average of $4,000 on catering for their wedding, with a majority opting to splash out anywhere between $1,800 and $7,000 to ensure that their guests have a delicious feast to enjoy on their happy day. 

Meanwhile, figures show the average Australian couple spends AUD $9,100 on catering for their wedding, which includes a full sit-down meal for each guest.

While this type of catering is generally the expectation, according to Easy Weddings there is a trend toward serving food in a banquet style.

‘Serve food on large platters that are perfect for sharing, and serve finger food where appropriate,’ they suggest.

While this can reduce the cost, it was recommended that the function be catered by professionals who are across contemporary culinary trends.

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