Newlyweds branded 'cheap' for serving guests McDonald's on their wedding day

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By Kim Novak

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A newlywed couple has been trolled for being "cheap" after serving their guests McDonald's at their wedding reception.

Thomas Billaudeau, 27, and his wife Ophelie, 25, from Paris, France, opted to forgo the traditional sit-down meal at their recent wedding in favor of a more unconventional dinner for their guests.

Instead of spending thousands of pounds on a formal three-course meal, the couple instead ordered a huge quantity of McDonald's to keep their loved ones fed during their ceremony.

And while a McDonald's meal might sound pretty delicious anyway, it unfortunately led some people to call the couple "cheap" for going for fast food instead.

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The couple's guests were treated to items from the fast food chain McDonald's instead of a formal wedding meal. Credit: Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images for McDonald's

Thomas, the groom, shared the moment the takeaway was delivered to their reception on TikTok, telling his followers: "Thank you for the treat at our wedding", and tagging McDonald's Beauvais Tille in the caption.

The McDonald's branch also responded, telling the happy couple: "Our McDonald's Beauvais Tillé team was delighted to help make your wedding even more magical. Congratulations to the couple!"

Unfortunately, some viewers were less than impressed, commenting that the guests should reflect the meal in their own gift to the couple: "the joke... wedding meal McDonald's, it's well worth a nice envelope with 3euros inside as a wedding gift lol."

Others added: "Given the price of McDonald's now it's better to take a caterer and you'll have quality as well", and: "Lol [on] my mother's life I'll take the check back out of the ballot box if we do that."

Another joked: "knowing @McDonald’s France he must be missing at least 3 bigmacs, 4 drinks, all the sauces."

Many viewers were also supportive of the innovative idea, writing: "Best simple wedding", and: "Finally, people who have the wedding they want to have without going into debt to show off. Be happy!"

One added: "I adore! The goal of a wedding is not to eat lobster and caviar, it's to have fun with family and unite in front of them."

The clip has so far racked up over 2.3 million views and 60,000 likes, as well as thousands of comments.

While it definitely works out a whole lot cheaper than a catered dinner, the couple did probably spend a fair bit on the McDonald's as they ordered over 300 burgers, wraps, and nuggets from the fast food chain.

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The couple didn't fancy a traditional sit-down diner for their wedding. Credit: Getty Images

The couple defended their decision, and Ophelie told Le Parisien newspaper: "We looked at the price of some caterers but I am a fussy eater.

"I was afraid that we were going to pay for something that we did not like. If you are going to pay, you may as well get something you like."

Amen to that - and it's definitely guaranteed to be a wedding neither they or their friends and family forget.

Featured image credit: Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Newlyweds branded 'cheap' for serving guests McDonald's on their wedding day

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

A newlywed couple has been trolled for being "cheap" after serving their guests McDonald's at their wedding reception.

Thomas Billaudeau, 27, and his wife Ophelie, 25, from Paris, France, opted to forgo the traditional sit-down meal at their recent wedding in favor of a more unconventional dinner for their guests.

Instead of spending thousands of pounds on a formal three-course meal, the couple instead ordered a huge quantity of McDonald's to keep their loved ones fed during their ceremony.

And while a McDonald's meal might sound pretty delicious anyway, it unfortunately led some people to call the couple "cheap" for going for fast food instead.

wp-image-1263230387 size-full
The couple's guests were treated to items from the fast food chain McDonald's instead of a formal wedding meal. Credit: Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images for McDonald's

Thomas, the groom, shared the moment the takeaway was delivered to their reception on TikTok, telling his followers: "Thank you for the treat at our wedding", and tagging McDonald's Beauvais Tille in the caption.

The McDonald's branch also responded, telling the happy couple: "Our McDonald's Beauvais Tillé team was delighted to help make your wedding even more magical. Congratulations to the couple!"

Unfortunately, some viewers were less than impressed, commenting that the guests should reflect the meal in their own gift to the couple: "the joke... wedding meal McDonald's, it's well worth a nice envelope with 3euros inside as a wedding gift lol."

Others added: "Given the price of McDonald's now it's better to take a caterer and you'll have quality as well", and: "Lol [on] my mother's life I'll take the check back out of the ballot box if we do that."

Another joked: "knowing @McDonald’s France he must be missing at least 3 bigmacs, 4 drinks, all the sauces."

Many viewers were also supportive of the innovative idea, writing: "Best simple wedding", and: "Finally, people who have the wedding they want to have without going into debt to show off. Be happy!"

One added: "I adore! The goal of a wedding is not to eat lobster and caviar, it's to have fun with family and unite in front of them."

The clip has so far racked up over 2.3 million views and 60,000 likes, as well as thousands of comments.

While it definitely works out a whole lot cheaper than a catered dinner, the couple did probably spend a fair bit on the McDonald's as they ordered over 300 burgers, wraps, and nuggets from the fast food chain.

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The couple didn't fancy a traditional sit-down diner for their wedding. Credit: Getty Images

The couple defended their decision, and Ophelie told Le Parisien newspaper: "We looked at the price of some caterers but I am a fussy eater.

"I was afraid that we were going to pay for something that we did not like. If you are going to pay, you may as well get something you like."

Amen to that - and it's definitely guaranteed to be a wedding neither they or their friends and family forget.

Featured image credit: Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images