Post # 1
I was thinking about the places I went dress shopping at.
At one busy store, I showed up without an appointment to try on dresses all by myself just to see what I liked. Well, a bride was very late, a possible no-show, so they gave me her dressing room. We’re talking at least 30 minutes late.
20 minutes later, in walks bride, mom and dad, and dad starts yelling about how he didn’t spend all this money on her dress to have her room given away to "some girl" and some other crap. He was livid. Awkward for me, too!
Anybody run into a dad-zilla who thinks that because he was paying for something, his daughter deserved the top of the line treatment?
The girl looked mortified, by the way. I just stood there watching the circus unfold in this lovely sparkly dress
Post # 3
FFIL was a bit bossy about the Rehearsal Dinner. I’m still not over it, so I can’t even elaborate.
Post # 4
Yogigal, I feel your pain! My FIL was pretty set on doing things his way for the wedding. It made things a bit stressful for awhile but now that the wedding is over, things have settled down and everything is okay. Hang in there!
Post # 5
For my sister’s wedding my dad pulled up about 4 acres of grass 1 month before the wedding because the grass was not green enough. Then in the middle of the night he, my BIL, sister, and I hand laid brand new sod. My sister sat in the house hysterically crying because the previously fine grassy lawn had been reduced to a field of dirt in a matter of hours. But it worked out okay because the sod grew rapidly (thanks to industrial fertilizers) and looked great for the wedding. The day before the wedding it rained and my dad took his shop vacuum and vacuumed the water out of the lawn so that it would dry faster and not turn the grass brown.
My dad also replanted every plant in the garden to be pink since her colors were white and pink.
Unfortunately my colors are brown and gold with red flowers. So he is replanting. again.
Post # 6
@laural – Wow! That’s hilarious, but also he must really care about you guys to go through all that hardwork and trouble to make your wedding look beautiful. I would consider you and your sister very lucky daughters!
Post # 7
awwww i think it’s cute that he planted pink flowers for her! And now red ones for you! Goodness knows my garden looks like monkey poo because it’s so time intensive to work on.
When my FI’s sister got married, her FFIL was adamant about making the bartender take the tip jar down. The bartender was NOT happy under a few hundreds ended up his way.
When in doubt, bribe
Post # 8
My dad, FFIL, and Fi went to Men’s Wearhouse together to try on tuxes. Apparently, the saleswoman was very rude and told my dad that brown and blue don’t go together. (I was a little surprised by this, since those are my wedding colors!) When she told him she would not let him try on a brown tux with a blue tie, my dad just walked out. I guess my FFIL stayed to ream the saleslady though. He called her some names, made some empty threats and got thrown out of the mall.
Post # 9
My FFIL has been trying to control everything, he asks more questions about the wedding plans then my own mother. He booked the "rehearsal dinner" without asking me or including me on that decision at all…it was one of those btw we are doing it here situations. Then he offered to give us a $1000 "gift" (he said he was giving it for us to use as we wish) for the wedding, but then said he wanted us to serve BBQ and when we asked if he would be open to something else, he took the "gift" back. Then he called my parents and left a message asking them why they arn’t paying for the wedding! Even though he knows my mom lost her job & my family tradition is to have padrinos (family sponsors) but even though he knew A) my parents are broke and B) its not our tradition that the brides family pays for everything; he still called and just claimed that he was shocked that they hadn’t saved for their daughters wedding and flat out ask them "why arn’t you paying for the wedding." Needless to say he has caused alot of drama and is a total dadzilla LOL 🙂
Post # 10
@Laural…ok, while it’s a bit crazy, that made me tear up! My husband would totally do that for our daughter. He’s such a good girl daddy. That was super sweet, but I can just see y’all outside in the middle of the night. LOL Too funny!
Post # 11
Ugh, calling the brides’ family to ask why they aren’t paying?!?!?! HOLY RUDENESS! wow. I’ve gotten a lot of "why isn’t your family helping" but they’ve helpd my FI with other things like a downpayment on our house, so I don’t feel like I deserve that AND the wedding. Money is money, no matter where you put it, you know? But wow. I’m so sorry for your parents, that must have been like kicking them when they were down 🙁