The pressure to capture every perfect moment from the 'first look,' to the first kiss, first dance, speeches, cutting the cake--It's enough for anyone to be tempted to go off the grid and never post to social media again. So, when a flustered bride decided to consult the moral compass of the internet otherwise known as Reddit's 'Am I the As*hole' about an issue with her wedding photos, people were quick to offer advice.
I (24f) recently had my wedding on the beach of a beautiful hotel in Cancun. Many of my friends and family could go so I was very happy. The only problem was during our ceremony, there were people on the sea playing or doing jet ski activities.
It really bothered me because they would appear in the background so I told my wedding planner about it. She was very understanding and said she would fix it.
When she talked to the owners of the activities and to the people in that area of the sea, we expected them to be kind and nice, but they just declined and continued. I even took the time to go myself and ask them to stop but they didn’t care.
I was about to go and tell someone from the hotel, but my now husband stopped me and said it would be an as*hole thing to do. I told him standing up for myself wasn’t an as*hole thing to do and went looking for hotel staff, but they said there was nothing they could do.
When I returned my husband was moody and I wonder if it really was an as*hole thing to do. AITA?
If you don't want to risk anyone other than your wedding party entering the backdrop of your photos, you have to book a private venue.
To demand someone stop their fun day in the sun because you want to pretend you own an entire beach is a hilariously entitled move, made even funnier by the fact that nobody bothered to get out of the shots. Have she ever heard of photoshop?
Hahahahhahahahha. YTA (You're the As*hole). An entire ocean and beach must be closed because you are getting married lol. You apparently haven't heard of photo editing. - ninasimonerules
How dare people go out in public on your special day? You're the BRIDE! Poor you. Your husband also isn't appreciating how special you are. You should divorce him immediately.- Parsimonycake
YTA. Get married in a public place, be prepared to deal with the public. I rented jet skis in Mexico once. We had an hour and we’re limited to a very specific area between two buoys. I’d have kept going too because I paid for that hour and it wasn’t cheap. - swiggs313
YTA-You didn't rent out a private space so you don't get privacy. That's how rental works. You don't get to tell people in space they've also rented and in public space that they need to go away because you need pictures to look like you did something you didn't do.
Your pictures will look like what actually happened...You had a wedding in a public space. If you want to pretend it will cost you lots of time and money for an edited to remove other people from the public space.
If you rented a private beach it would be different. If you rented the entire hotel it would be different. You didn't so it's not. - JetitTogether
YTA and entitled beyond measure. People aren’t going to stop their vacation activity when you get married on a beach. Pay your photographer for photoshop or deal with having random people in the back of the shots. - CrystalQueen3000
Everyone agreed unanimously here that this bride is grossly entitled to assume strangers would care enough about her wedding to pause their vacations. Who doesn't enjoy a fun photo bomb? Good luck, everyone!