Post # 1
And people say kids say the darndest things – oooh I think weddings bring out that in normally sane adults and well ummmm what do you say??! So I thought it would be fun to post some of the inane things that have come out of people’s mouths!!
Here are SOME of mine
1. from my mom – “Well honey no one really cares anyway it is your second wedding” – now she has not apologized for this nor do I expect one but she is very excited and happy for me now 🙂
2. from a dear friend – “that date (the wedding date which is in August) will not work for me I think – can you change it?” Well I love you but no sweetie – that is why I am telling you 7 months in advance
3. from a coworker – “Show me the ring” – I do not have my ring yet – my FI let me have a say so in what I wanted which I really appreciated and the ring is not here yet – her response “Oh you are not really engaged then” – my response – “tell that to the people we have written checks to” lol
4. From my Father – “So are you planning on having children” – my response was no because I am 42 and we have SIX kids between the two of us. His response “have you been fixed” – OMG
OK I know some of you have even better than this and hopefully we can keep this a light and fun place to bond over the crazy things people have said 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve had a lot of similar negative comments due to it being my second wedding (first for FI…and he’s 11 years younger than me).
From a close coworker, who I thought was a friend: “You’re not doing engagement pictures are you?” Yes, we are. “Oh…well you’re not putting the engagement announcement in the paper, are you?” Yes, we are.
Weeks later, “You’re having bridesmaids? I just figured since it was your second wedding, you wouldn’t need all of that.” Really, why…what is “all of that”?!
Or even my sister who’s first initial reaction was, “You’re not wearing white, are you? I mean, since your daughter will be standing up with you (she’s my MOH), people will obviously know you shouldn’t be in white.” Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight, because so many first-time brides have never had sex…or God forbid, have children. Regardless, no, I’m not wearing white but not because of any of those reasons!
Post # 4
My mother just told me my wedding invites aren’t ‘wedding-y’ enough although she couldn’t elaborate on exactly what she thought ‘wedding-y’ was supposed to look like!
Post # 5
@unixfairy: #4 cracks me up…. I seriously laughed out loud at my desk. Its just such a funny way to ask! haha, sorry 🙂
Post # 6
@milesbella: ROFLMBO at the “wearing white” comment – even my 72 year old mother says that it sure as heck does not symbolize that anymore and has not in a LONG time – my daughter is my MOH too – and my only attendant. I figured I could ground her if she pulls any maidzilla stuff lol
Post # 7
My dad suggested that my FH and I go to a “chicken wholesaler” to check prices. He also suggested that we do a champagne fountain, but fill it with seltzer and food coloring to save money. It was very hard not to laugh!
Post # 8
@unixfairy:My wedding budget is 35k for 40-50 guests. My cousin insist that I should increase it because everyone is expecting to be “wowed” at our wedding. My response, if you don’t like what I plan, keep your ass at home! Simple.
She also suggested that I should rethink having a destination wedding because everyone can not afford to spend so much money to fly to a wedding. My response, if you can’t afford it, stay home! Simple.
Post # 9
FFIl said it’s not appropriate for my mom (who raised me as a single mom) to walk me down the aisle b/c she is not a male. I seriously almost knee-ed him in the nuts. I wish he would get in the way of that; I will straight up resort to violence in the middle of walking down the aisle.
Post # 10
WhenI told the president of my company about my engagement he said “Well he didn’t come and ask me for your hand in marriage.”
Post # 11
I asked my FMIL for a preliminary guest list so we could start thinking about venues. She accused me of keeping her out of the loop and being a stand-offish b***h because I didn’t tell her we were planning the wedding.
Post # 12
I am cracking up at some of these! OMG! Wow….. people never cease to amaze sometimes 🙂
Post # 13
I wanted all my bridesmaids to have the same shoes, but seeing that the dress is more expensive, I decided to tell them my requirments on the shoes and have them find their own, so if that find something cheaper they can get it.
FMIL – “Well, I think you should have them all in the same shoes.” My response – you won’t see them anyways becuase the dresses are floor length. FMIL – “But what if they have different heel sizes? The girls won’t be the same hight.” My response – The girls are already different sizes in heght, so the shoes wouldn’t make them all the same height.
Post # 14
“Did hell freeze over?” – my brother on finding out that he had about an hour to get himself and his two kids to the Falls for our last minute JoP wedding. Granted, it was only fair as we’d been engaged for 10 years and had 3 kids before the big day!
I was not offended then nor am offended now. I still laugh about it!
Post # 15
Last year FI and I picked up a friend at the house of another friend I went to high school with but am not that close to, we’ll call her Jane. Jane’s mother was out front in the garden when we arrived, so out of politeness, we got out of the car and went over to say hello. When I introduced FI and said we’d set a date, the first words out of her mouth were a stern, “It’s about time!”
Why I find this funny: Jane got married several years back while she was in first year med school when neither she nor her fiance had any source of income, so they had to live in her parents’ basement for a year until they could afford to rent their own place. When asked why they didn’t wait until they were more financially stable, Jane replied that their relationship was pretty much that of a married couple except without the sex (both quite religious) so they might as well get married sooner rather than later so they could enjoy that too.
Me? I ditched FI right after we got engaged to go to the UK and get a Masters degree before we got married. We did the long distance thing for a year, and yeah, it was hard, but I’m home now and a have a graduate degree and a job, and FI and I will go into marriage with financial stability and housing arrangements that don’t come packaged with Mom and Dad a ceiling away.
Was that worth a 3 year engagement? You bet your sweet bippy. So cram it, Jane’s mom!
Post # 16
FMIL “You can wear his sister’s wedding dress for your wedding” Me “Erm no, the dress is kinda the biggest part of the whole thing” What I felt like saying is “How creepy is that wearing my FH’s sisters wedding dress” She is now trying to push the veil and mathcing earring and necklace set on me. Creepy, creepy, creepy. ARGHH.