A husband-to-be is being heavily criticised online after revealing he invited his own friends to come along on their honeymoon – he doesn’t see a problem with it
Your honeymoon is undoubtedly supposed to be the most romantic trip you will ever go on, as you begin your future with the love of your life.
So, you can understand why one bride-to-be was feeling a little frustrated when the man she will soon call her husband suggested they invite their friends along for the ride.
The man, who is due to tie the knot in seven month, revealed that he and his future wife will be honeymooning in their country, around a two hour flight away from where they live.
“The place we were going has always been a dream destination of me and my friends. When I told them where we’d plan our honeymoon they said how jealous they are and how they wish they could also go,” he wrote on Reddit’s AITA forum.
“I told them that we could consider the idea of making this a friend inclusive honeymoon and they were very excited with the idea.”
He went on to say that he and his guy friends had been unable to plan a trip for several years due to conflicting schedules, but revealed this would be a great chance for them to align their holidays at work for the special occasion.
“I announced it to my fiancée the other day and I thought she’d find it a cool idea but she got completely mad at me and started crying and telling me how much of an inconsiderate a**hole I am,” he continued.
“I tried to explain to her I didn’t do it with malice I simply thought it would be a good chance for the guys to experience it and I even told her she can tell some of her own friends of they want to join.”
He added: “She told me that I’m ridiculous for insisting that this is a good idea and how she felt horrible because I’m inconsiderate because I made my honeymoon into a friendship trip when it’s supposed to be about us two.
“She also says I’m an even bigger AH for discussing it with my friends and getting them excited about it when I didn’t consult her and honestly I think she’s right on that part and I might be the a**hole.”
The man concluded by saying he genuinely didn’t think his wife-to-be would mind the idea of going with friends and turned to Reddit to question whether he was in the wrong for suggesting it.
“The last thing your future bride wants to do on her honeymoon is to compete with your friends for your attention when she should be the sole focus,” one Reddit user commented. “You basically turned your first romantic getaway as a married couple into a bros trip with a fifth wheel in a gorgeous dress.”
Another added: “You went and made significant changes to you honeymoon plans, without giving a thought to her opinion or feelings. Not only are you the a**hole, you’re demonstrating that you aren’t ready/fit for the level of consideration and communication needed to maintain a long term relationship.”