(Closed) Could my mom get ANY more embarrassing?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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5756 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s really not as unheard of and embarrassing as you think, unless this is the first time she’s met these people. She’s planning a wedding too, isn’t she, and who better to talk to than somebody who’s just had one?  If your friends parents weren’t interested in helping her,  or answering her questions, I’m sure they would have tactfully suggested they talk about it later. I’ve had many people call me and ask questions about the two weddings we’ve had this year, and had several approach me at the weddings to ask where I got many things, and I was happy to help. Guess I never thought much of it, and was flattered by it. Many people don’t think it’s ever polite to discuss money, but in this instance, I think it’s understandable.

Post # 5
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4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s super embarrassing. I would be upset if anyone asked me how much our wedding cost, especially at the wedding! I don’t know if there’s really anything you can do–moms’ habits tend to be pretty ingrained. I’d say the best you can do is apologize on her behalf if you hear of her doing it again.

Post # 6
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611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At least moneys the only thing your mom is talking about because I can top that! My mom flat out asked me if coordinated my b/c to pick out a date so I won’t get my monthly gift on our wedding…. Not to mention our wedding is year out…  couldn’t believe she actually mentioned it to me it’s not like it’s HER problem…. then my dad starts talking a few minutes later…and he’s like did you talk to divergirl about getting the right date? OMFG! you talked about it with dad! So embarassed….

Post # 7
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2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@divergirl: My mom did the same thing!! And DH’s mom told him he should mention it to me too. Like WTF? You really think I haven’t thought of that?

Post # 8
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326 posts
Helper bee

it’s not embarassing that sshe asked it’s embarassing that she asked at the wedding! that’s not the kind of thing people want to be thinking about on the day

Post # 9
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Oh gosh. Mothers. I’ve had to (nicely) tell mine before about an etiquette faux pas. She wasn’t happy to have me telling her about it, but it did make her think twice before doing it again.

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