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Slices of 'plastic cheese', orange wedges with the stickers still on and sad looking brownies: Wedding guest shames newlywed couple's 'pathetic' catering

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/04/2019 Emilia Mazza

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

' a group of people posing for the camera: The average Australian couple will spend $9,100 on catering for their wedding for a full sit down meal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The average Australian couple will spend $9,100 on catering for their wedding for a full sit down meal A wedding feast for your eyes,' the anonymous guest 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, rockmelon, chopped up oranges with the stickers still on them and a tray of sad looking iced brownies.

' a close up of a piece of paper © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited This is basically what we served at my three-year-old's birthday party. Except we had quiche and strawberries,' a baffled commenter wrote.

a close up of a piece of paper: A couple's wedding catering has been slammed online after a guest secretly photographed the 'pathetic' spread (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A couple's wedding catering has been slammed online after a guest secretly photographed the 'pathetic' spread (pictured) 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. 

a pile of food: 'A wedding feast for your eyes,' the anonymous guest wrote along the photos which were shared in a wedding shaming Facebook group © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'A wedding feast for your eyes,' the anonymous guest wrote along the photos which were shared in a wedding shaming Facebook group '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.'

a pile of fries: Chopped up carrot and celery sticks (pictured) also featured as part of the humble spread © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Chopped up carrot and celery sticks (pictured) also featured as part of the humble spread 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.

Commenters also wanted an explanation as to why a pile of napkins had been left unfolded. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Commenters also wanted an explanation as to why a pile of napkins had been left unfolded. '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. 

a cake sitting on top of a table: The catering also came with something sweet in the form of these iced brownies © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The catering also came with something sweet in the form of these iced brownies Figures show the average Australian couple spends $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.

a pile of oranges: Some pointed out that while the cheese had been unwrapped those prepping had forgotten to remove stickers from the fruit © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Some pointed out that while the cheese had been unwrapped those prepping had forgotten to remove stickers from the fruit '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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