Weddings are full of decisions that, no matter how much time is thought about them in advance, are immediately scrutinized; Some of it is rightly earned, others are more a matter of taste. But the seeming choice of a couple’s wedding guests — and what they failed to do in bringing those guests to the wedding — has collectively ignited the internet’s wrath.
A few days ago Redditor throwaway_family9525 posted on r/AmITeAsshole about their recent wedding. Though the ceremony itself went smoothly (and her parents helped pay for much of the ceremony), some of her guests, including her aunt, were now talking about the wedding because the newlyweds weren’t serving food at the reception. That part was true, the woman conceded, but that’s because she chose to host Mickey and Minnie Mouse instead — and that costs money. (According to throwaway_family9525, both characters’ appearances cost $2,750 per 30-minute session, and Mickey and Minnie were hired on two separate days.) The parents were supportive, but not everyone else.
“The issue with our decision not to provide catering/bar service at our wedding because we diverted money to a wedding that Minnie and Mickey will be attending on our special day,” she wrote. “The cost of having both Minnie and Mickey for a good chunk of the time (30 minutes) was almost exactly what our parents allocated for our catering budget, so we scheduled a performance during our first dance and ours wedding photos and forgone food being served (although there were LOTS of facilities at the venue for people to eat….).”
In updates, the poster added that the wedding invitation mentioned that food was available at the wedding venue — although the invitation didn’t break it down at a granular level — and that “there were vending machines everywhere, too.”
The post contains many flags of something intended to upset as many people as possible. It shows hosts being rude to guests, a major faux pas of not offering something most people would take for granted, and includes the added detail of the person behind the post and her now-husband, who is Disney Adults , a sort of Disney fanatic that people often find very easy to hate. And while the original post was removed by AITA’s moderators, people started making fun of the original poster while answering the question that she and her husband were the assholes.
But regardless of whether the post is genuine, it quickly spread to Twitter, where it was mocked even further, to the point where a TikToker who recently made a video of Mickey and Minnie showing up for their wedding , had to clarify that she wasn’t the same person who posted about Mickey and Minnie on Reddit.
“I never had the adult Disney obsession, but whatever.” @Scientits wrote. “But blowing your wedding catering budget on a 30-minute Mickey and Minnie performance and then failing to provide food or drinks for your guests is just 😳”
People even found a way to reiterate recent discourse about Swedes not offering meals to houseguests to poke fun at the scenario.
As with most posts made on r/AmITeAsshole, the story should be taken with a pinch of salt. But if there’s something to take away from different parts of the web uniting against one entity, then the front desk food may not be negotiable, lest any of the many of the guests who have gathered to celebrate them want to get upset.
*Initial publication: June 6, 2022 at 4:48 pm CDT
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and television/film critic at the Daily Dot. Covering entertainment, geek culture and pop culture, she has covered everything from the Sundance Film Festival, NYFF and Tribeca to New York Comic Con and Con of Thrones. She lives in Brooklyn.
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