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(Metro)   Bride and groom attacked for serving guests a "dinner that looks like a toddler's lunch"   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-01 2:39:14 PM  
Imagine how much of a miserable person you'd have to be to nitpick those sorts of things about a wedding you were invited to.  Not everyone is either as well off or gives a fark about their wedding to spent a fortune on it.

/eloped, because weddings suck
 
2020-10-01 2:39:22 PM  
Kind of sad, kind of stupid...if you can't afford to serve a reasonable dinner, just do hors d'oeuvres after an afternoon wedding, keep it simple.
 
2020-10-01 3:40:20 PM  
"It looked a mess."

Hey England, we have prepositions for a reason.  Maybe you should use them.
 
2020-10-01 3:41:03 PM  

beezeltown: Kind of sad, kind of stupid...if you can't afford to serve a reasonable dinner, just do hors d'oeuvres after an afternoon wedding, keep it simple.


Probably got snowed by a planner that showed them a bullshiat menu with terminology that made it sound acceptable.  Assholes get creative with their terminology and turn a quarter pounder and fries into royale with pomme frites.  I'd suspect a smoke-blowing caterer/planner long before I'd blame the couple, myself.

/but I've also known a fair chunk of caterers etc.
 
2020-10-01 3:42:59 PM  

FrancoFile: "It looked a mess."

Hey England, we have prepositions for a reason.  Maybe you should use them.


Alternatively, people in England probably wonder about Americans' profligate misuse of prepositions where they're not needed

/they probably don't unless they're REALLY bored
//but I imagine the reply would be along those lines
///if you're on Fark, you're likely that bored after all
 
2020-10-01 3:44:37 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: FrancoFile: "It looked a mess."

Hey England, we have prepositions for a reason.  Maybe you should use them.

Alternatively, people in England probably wonder about Americans' profligate misuse of prepositions where they're not needed

/they probably don't unless they're REALLY bored
//but I imagine the reply would be along those lines
///if you're on Fark, you're likely that bored after all



You could also use the adjectival form of the noun, too.  I'm not picky.
 
2020-10-01 3:46:19 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: FrancoFile: "It looked a mess."

Hey England, we have prepositions for a reason.  Maybe you should use them.

Alternatively, people in England probably wonder about Americans' profligate misuse of prepositions where they're not needed

/they probably don't unless they're REALLY bored
//but I imagine the reply would be along those lines
///if you're on Fark, you're likely that bored after all


Did you type that on computer? Are you on vacation? Did you learn this at University?
 
2020-10-01 3:52:02 PM  
Looks like morman wedding reception food. Usually served in the cultural hall I mean, in the gym where they play basketball in the ward house. Except for that the fruit is in a paper cup and there is a water chestnut and a small piece of bacon on each toothpick. Oh, and a paper cup of orange jello with shredded carrots in it topped with cool whip.
 
2020-10-01 4:00:51 PM  
Did you go to weddings for the food, or to see friends/relatives get married?
 
2020-10-01 4:07:46 PM  

retrobruce: Did you go to weddings for the food, or to see friends/relatives get married?


I go for the booze.
 
2020-10-01 4:21:45 PM  
fark it. Just do a potluck reception. I, for one, can't wait to try the strawberry pretzel jello salad mess made by Susan (you know, Susan with the constantly dirty fingers?)
 
2020-10-01 4:42:06 PM  
I'm surprised they even found a venue that would accept a Covid wedding party, much less a caterer that isn't half staffed.
 
2020-10-01 4:46:14 PM  
so that's where the caterers from the Fyre Festival ended up.
 
2020-10-01 4:48:58 PM  
Chavs?
 
2020-10-01 4:56:23 PM  
My bruv had the best reception I've been to.  Good home brew and regular beer, lots of space to eat and sit and visit out in the yard, with plenty of room to dance for those who want to, local bluegrass band, and his father-in-law got to throw his dream barbecue for about 75 people.  Other than a couple things, nothing was very scheduled and people got to relax in comfortable clothes.  Filled up the area motels with out-of-town guests and if somebody happened by, they were welcome, too.  Rented the community hall for the weekend for $20 for kitchen space and indoor stuff.  They were already set up, so a lot of people contributed goods and services in lieu of useless wedding presents.
 
2020-10-01 5:25:35 PM  
i would be hard pressed to even remember what i ate at the last 3 weddings i've attended and that includes my own.

i do remember being slightly to moderately inebriated at all 3.

there was food?
 
2020-10-01 5:29:19 PM  
If you think the best thing about a wedding is the food, you have either been to very fancy (read: rich) weddings or you need to get out more. Most wedding catering is banquet food, which is average at best.
Yes, half a sandwich, a bag of chips, and some fruit and veg is plebian but the day SUPPOSED it's about the bride and groom, not your foodie Instagram pics.

/ maybe they saved money on food for the open bar
 
2020-10-01 5:31:38 PM  

FrancoFile: "It looked a mess."

Hey England, we have prepositions for a reason.  Maybe you should use them.


America stole all the prepositions during the Revolutionary War.
 
2020-10-01 5:33:54 PM  

beezeltown: fark it. Just do a potluck reception. I, for one, can't wait to try the strawberry pretzel jello salad mess made by Susan (you know, Susan with the constantly dirty fingers?)


I can only hope that pot-lucks are a permanent victim of the virus. At work we have a few who really, really, like to invite the whole team over to their houses and have everybody bring something. And while I get the community aspect, I really dislike being pressured into trying "the best" guacamole or Sharon's "famous" potato salad. Then to have it pointed out that I brought Thai noodle salad from a deli as if that's terrible. I work all day with these people, now I'm supposed to cook them something too? Don't even get me started on the holiday parties the last boss threw at restaurants where we were not allowed to order off the menu.

But, yeah, if you go to the wedding you really shouldn't complain about the food. The booze on the other hand...
 
2020-10-01 5:34:52 PM  

Almea Tarrant: If you think the best thing about a wedding is the food, you have either been to very fancy (read: rich) weddings or you need to get out more. Most wedding catering is banquet food, which is average at best.
Yes, half a sandwich, a bag of chips, and some fruit and veg is plebian but the day SUPPOSED it's about the bride and groom, not your foodie Instagram pics.

/ maybe they saved money on food for the open bar


Maybe they thought a Vegan might attend.
 
2020-10-01 6:04:56 PM  
I thought they were called crisps in the UK, but the article calls them chips.

I was all prepared to vigorously defend the bride and groom before reading tfa. Like maybe they are poor, or just have simple tastes, etc.

But no, that's a garbage offering, and a poor family could always do a pot luck or something.
 
2020-10-01 6:06:54 PM  

beezeltown: fark it. Just do a potluck reception. I, for one, can't wait to try the strawberry pretzel jello salad mess made by Susan (you know, Susan with the constantly dirty fingers?)


Everyone secretly enjoys that pretzel crap, and it always ends up gone.
 
2020-10-01 6:08:49 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: beezeltown: Kind of sad, kind of stupid...if you can't afford to serve a reasonable dinner, just do hors d'oeuvres after an afternoon wedding, keep it simple.

Probably got snowed by a planner that showed them a bullshiat menu with terminology that made it sound acceptable.  Assholes get creative with their terminology and turn a quarter pounder and fries into royale with pomme frites.  I'd suspect a smoke-blowing caterer/planner long before I'd blame the couple, myself.

/but I've also known a fair chunk of caterers etc.


Now that's a fair point I hadn't considered.

Because I really can't think of anyone who'd do this. I know my share of poor people and grillouts and get togethers still have good grub.
 
2020-10-01 6:52:50 PM  

Smackledorfer: beezeltown: fark it. Just do a potluck reception. I, for one, can't wait to try the strawberry pretzel jello salad mess made by Susan (you know, Susan with the constantly dirty fingers?)

Everyone secretly enjoys that pretzel crap, and it always ends up gone.


No, Susan, they don't.
 
2020-10-01 6:53:27 PM  

CFitzsimmons: I really dislike being pressured into trying "the best" guacamole or Sharon's "famous" potato salad.


If Sharon puts raisins in her famous potato salad you're legally allowed to kick her in the shins.


May not technically be true.
 
2020-10-01 7:01:34 PM  

beezeltown: Smackledorfer: beezeltown: fark it. Just do a potluck reception. I, for one, can't wait to try the strawberry pretzel jello salad mess made by Susan (you know, Susan with the constantly dirty fingers?)

Everyone secretly enjoys that pretzel crap, and it always ends up gone.

No, Susan, they don't.


Almost everyone then.

If they didn't, they wouldn't get eaten. Somebody likes them.
 
2020-10-02 10:48:30 AM  
Guestzilla?
 
2020-10-02 3:26:10 PM  
Who complains about free food?
 
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