Groom Wants Peanut Butter Sandwiches Instead of Cake at His Wedding

A bride-to-be is nervous about how her wedding guests will react to the dessert options once they realize what her husband chose: an assortment of peanut butter sandwiches instead of cake.

The bride isn’t thrilled about cutting sandwiches instead of cake on her wedding day and wonders how to tell him it’s not possible.

The groom wants an assortment of peanut butter sandwiches served at his wedding instead of a traditional wedding cake.

Sharing her dilemma on the r/relationship advice subreddit, the 25-year-old bride-to-be explained how her 28-year-old fiancé’s love of sandwiches landed them in a sticky situation ahead of their wedding day.

When it came to wedding planning, the couple agreed on almost every decision except the cake. When the bride brought it up, she claimed the groom-to-be had a grumpy attitude. “I asked him what was wrong, and he said it was rude of me not to ask him what he wanted.”

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When the woman asked him what he wanted, her fiancé replied that he wanted an assortment of peanut butter sandwiches instead of cake.

“When he first told me, I thought he was joking,” the woman admitted. “Then he started ranting about how there would be a ‘variety.’ He said peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and marshmallow, and peanut butter cupcakes (as absurd as the term sandwich sounds, this one almost sounded a little better).”

Although the woman knows how much her fiancé loves peanut butter sandwiches (he brings them to work with him every day), she doesn’t believe the sandwiches should be served as dessert in place of a regular cake.

When the woman suggested having both cake and peanut butter sandwiches, her fiancé countered that he didn’t want too many sweets at the wedding and was worried that cake would “distract” from the sandwiches.

“Should I just respect that this is something he’s passionate about and go with it?” the woman asked. “It’s upsetting because I really wanted a beautiful cake, but I don’t want to feel selfish.”

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Many people suggested the couple compromise by choosing peanut butter cake instead.

“Would you compromise with a vanilla wedding cake and peanut butter frosting? Or peanut butter ganache with vanilla frosting and cake. Just a variation that’s close to the peanut butter sandwich but also cake and a little less weird,” one Reddit user recommended.

“You should make a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake,” another user wrote.

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However, others thought serving sandwiches instead of cake at a wedding was ridiculous and urged the woman to convince her fiancé not to do it.

“This is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard at a wedding. If I was a guest and you served a peanut butter sandwich for dessert, I would think there was something wrong with you and I would never stop laughing about it with my husband. Forever,” one Reddit user commented.

Most wedding guests can’t wait to rave about the cake and are even more excited to taste it! If they were served a platter of sandwiches that they could make themselves in 30 seconds at home, many guests would probably be disappointed.

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While it is ultimately up to the bride and groom to decide what foods and desserts they want to serve at their wedding, they should also consider their guests.

Most of them expect some sort of sweet treat that they can indulge in for dessert. However, that doesn’t mean that peanut butter sandwiches should be completely eliminated from the equation!

They can be served as an appetizer during the aperitif or even as a late snack after the party to help guests soak up all the alcohol.

Like the groom, most people love peanut butter, and there’s definitely a way to include it in your wedding without ruining the cake!

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Megan Quinn is a writer at YourTango covering entertainment and current affairs, self, love and relationships.

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