IN the 2005 movie Wedding Crashers, a couple of dubious characters played by actors Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn make it their life mission to crash wedding parties by pretending to be invited guests.
There now seems to be a local ‘real-life’ version if a story posted by newly-wed Jacqueline Ng on Facebook is to be believed. She recounts how a number of unfamiliar faces attended her wedding banquet in Penang recently, claiming to be “neighbours” or “aunty and uncles”.
When one of them was outed as a fake guest, he just moved to the next table where there was an empty seat and continued tucking into his meal!
Ng said the number of party crashers caused utter chaos with the seating arrangements and was obviously livid at the gall of these uninvited guests to spoil her special day.
According to Sin Chew Daily, several netizens recognised the man in the plaid shirt, alleging that he often crashes wedding banquets. They also claimed that the man is in cahoots with the rest of the gatecrashers at Ng’s wedding.
The group of people would reportedly exchange information about potential wedding banquets they would ‘crash’ and would wear earpieces to facilitate communication and their escape, said a netizen.
The obviously upset bride had said she would have been more than happy to provide meals or make appropriate donations if these people were really that hungry but chastened them for their “shameless’ behaviour in crashing her wedding banquet.
From over-zealous practitioners of tapau culture to these ‘actors’, newly-weds be forewarned – the ultra-thick skinned will stop at nothing to get more than their mouthful of wedding grub.
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Main pic credit: Jacqueline Ng Facebook