- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’ve been getting suggestions for the wedding from my mom recently and have taken it all with a grain of salt. We’re having a pretty non-traditional wedding, and I can see her itching to put a little normality into the day. I typically just reply with, “That is a good idea, and I considered it too, but we’re set on doing _____. Thanks though!”
- We’re getting married at a courthouse and have gotten, “Why don’t you call the church and see whether the date is open, that way you have another option if you change your mind.”
- We’re having a wedding pie instead of a wedding cake and got, “Well, you should at least do a small cake for yourselves so you have something to eat on your anniversary for good luck.”
Last weekend we were visiting, and I saw that she planted a bunch of little brightly colored gerbera daisies in pots that were placed on her back deck, where we’re hosting the reception. I commented on how cute they were and she said, “I still wish you would let me go buy those big gerbera daisy yard decorations for the wedding. They would be so cute!”
I then replied with, “I have other decorations planned and they would probably clash. However, you should buy them; The wedding isn’t until August, you could use them all summer!”
She said, “Well, what do you mean your decor will clash? I planted all of these gerbs because I thought they were your favorite flower.”
I feel like such a dope! Of course she planted a bunch of flowers she thought I loved (and do love, but are not making an appearance in the wedding flowers) to be kind and thoughtful.
What kinds of (thoughtful and good intention) misunderstandings have made surprise appearances at your wedding?