(Closed) Dad’s GF strikes again!

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
7349 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can’t believe that she got his name wrong.  The rest… meh.  But the name thing?- yeah that is a problem.

Post # 4
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My FI’s name is not John. lol!! His name is Jonathan

*face palm*!!!!

Post # 5
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Having recently ordered my own set of ceremony champagne flutes, I can tell you that many of the vendors limit the number of letters they’ll etch/engrave.  With two long names, maybe there just wasn’t enough space. Would you rather have Val on there?

Between this thread and your others, it seems like there may be some other, deeper issues between you and your father’s girlfriend because you’re having a hard time accepting her gifts graciously. Maybe there is something else on your mind?

Post # 6
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FI’s godfather’s wife (yeah) keeps buying us stuff like that. I wasn’t going to buy the cake cutter, the toasting flutes, any of that nonsense.  I was just going to do without and cut the cake with a knife and toast with my Bacardi and Sprite. 

But she’s on a buying spree. Cake set, toasting flutes, cake topper (thankfully just a P for our last name), unity candle… And it’s all HIDEOUS.  This is a woman who has decorated her entire apartment with fake flowers circa 1994, lots of that dusty rose color.  Her taste is garish and weird and dated.  I can’t refuse to use it because she and her husband are really close with Fiance (they could never have children of their own because his godfather was paralyzed in a bad car accident the year they were married, so Fiance is like their child/grandchild).  But it’s all awful.

I did have to draw the line when she wanted to buy my garter- my rule is you can buy anything you want, but I draw the line at anything that goes up my skirt, thankyouverymuch.

Post # 7
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Oh man, this is tough. It’s really nice she cares so much. Maybe talk to your dad and have him handle it?

I recieved a few gifts that weren’t really me. I was gracious and tried to use them even if I didn’t want to- but I’m a huge push over.

Post # 9
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2007

My Mother-In-Law bought us a few things…cake cutter, guest book & pen, ring bearer pillow, and a few other things I can’t even remember…but they were totally not may taste at all!!  We used the guest book & pen, and the ring bearer pillow, and maybe a few others, again, I can’t remember.  We did not use the cake cutter because I really loved the one that went with my china set, and toasting glasses.  I knew not using anything she purchased would have really hurt her feelings, so I did my best and compromised.  However, since the wedding, we use the cake cutter as the ‘official cake cutter’ for all big celebrations….birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc…  She LOVES that we use it all the time, and never mentioned us not using it at our wedding.  Win-win.

Post # 10
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I know a lot of my non-irish friends use the claddagh just because it’s a nice symbol of love and committment. You don’t have to be irish to use it. The name thing though….heh.

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