A Couple Chose a Mickey & Minnie Wedding Appearance over Serving Their Guests Food and the Internet Is Losing It
It’s no surprise that Disney fans are passionate about all things Mickey and Minnie. They often opt for return trips to The Happiest Place on Earth over trips to anywhere else and for character-themed cruises over more traditional ones.
But one couple seems to have taken their Disney love to a whole new level, choosing an appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse at their wedding over feeding their guests. Stunned? So were the guests.
Reddit user throwaway_family9525, a self-described “huge Disney fan,” posted her story in the AITA (AmITheAsshole) forum after her aunt complained on Facebook about how disappointed she was with the wedding and some of the guests sided with her.
“The issue was with our decision to not offer catering services/bar services at our wedding due to routing the money towards having a wedding Minnie and Mickey make appearances at our special day,” she wrote. “The cost to have both Minnie and Mickey for a good chunk of time (30 minutes) was almost exactly what our parents allotted for our catering budget, so we scheduled an appearance during our first dance and our wedding photos, forgoing served food (though there were PLENTY of facilities at the venue where people could eat…).”
Although some readers defended the couple’s choice, saying it’s their wedding and they can do what they want, the vast majority of the 3,000 shocked replies let the bride know that, in answer to the forum’s title question, yes, “YTA.”
“People need to eat, and they’re already sacrificing a LOT to be there for your wedding,” wrote one commenter, adding, “Leaving them hungry because you wanted to cosplay with some cartoon mice is simply unacceptable.”
Another said, “You may be the bride and groom, but they were your guests. If you didn’t want to take them into consideration, you shouldn’t have had a wedding with guests. That’s how that works.”
The conversation continued on Twitter, where one user summed it up, “This is the social contract, people: you can have whatever kind of wedding you want, but your guests get to gossip about it as much as they want. You give them Mickey and Minnie instead of food, and you’re shocked they have opinions?”
Although Reddit has since removed the post, writing, “Moderators remove posts from feeds for a variety of reasons, including keeping communities safe, civil, and true to their purpose,” the debate continues.