Woman walks out of pals wedding after spotting outrageous rule on food menu
A woman walked out of her friend’s wedding after seeing how the bride and groom planned to serve up meals during the reception.
The couple had two menus for their guests – one for women, and one for men.
The mum claims most guests were outraged by their idea, which they apparently decided on because the groom’s parents are “very traditional”.
For the starter, men were served a mushroom risotto while female guests had prawns.
Women tucked into grilled chicken and new potatoes for the main course and men were served roast beef.
For pudding, the men had a chocolate bomb and women had strawberry shortcake.
Posting on Mumsnet, the woman wrote: “It was perfectly pleasant until we sat down to the wedding breakfast to see the menu was divided by sex.
“Everybody at the table was outraged but no one said anything. I took one bit of my prawn risotto before deciding to leave.
“Apparently the groom’s parents are very traditional and this was their idea but for goodness sake the groom (and this is probably outing me but sod it) works in a very progressive part of women’s health and the bride is a feminist who attends rallies and feminist events with me.
“You would think they would have cut out that bulls**t as soon as it was suggested.”
She later found out from guests who stayed for the whole evening that women were given a piece of wedding cake while the men had a glass of whisky.
While pretty much everyone agreed it was a ridiculous and offensive idea, many thought she shouldn’t have walked out.
One wrote: “I think YWBU [you were being unreasonable]. Yes it was incredibly sexist and outdated, but at a wedding that you are a guest at I think you should have kept your thoughts to yourself. How must it have made the bride and groom feel to see (or find out later – which they will) that you walked out? Not a great wedding memory for them. It was rude of you.”
Another replied: “A bit of an over reaction if I might say. What happened to couples doing what they want at their own wedding?”
A third said the woman should have just laughed it off, writing: “That is utterly bonkers. We’d have had a bloody good laugh about it though and switched our food if we wanted to. I’d not have left.”
One person was completely outraged by her behaviour. She commented: “Are you serious?! You allowed someone to pay what was probably a couple of hundred pounds per head for your attendance, just to leave because you disapproved of part of their wedding? You are a rude a******* and a shockingly bad friend.”
But others thought she was right to leave.
One woman replied: “You are not being unreasonable. It’s difficult to believe that the B&G thought this level of sexism was acceptable, even if their parents did. Utterly bizarre.”
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