Silly/absurd things your parents have thought about the wedding

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My father is deceased and my mother was somehow under the impression SHE would be walking me down the aisle. When I told her the groom will be doing that, she pitched a royal fit that is STILL going on. I don’t negotiate with terrorists.

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee

My FMIL sat us down and wanted to let FI and I know that they wouldn’t be uncomfortable with us kissing in front of them at the service. lol. His family doesn’t do PDA so the fact that she was trying to make us comfortable was actually very sweet in a backwards way. 



Post # 6
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@jdhall89:  I’ve posted this in another thread but my mom thought it’d be ok if she was present during our first look….

Post # 7
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dad was a great sport about the whole first daughter getting married thing but when my sisters, mom, and I were putting the little jordan almonds in the boxes, he came over and wanted to help.  He asked what they were for and my mom told him the 5 wishes of each almond or whatever the poem thing is.  He started opening the little baggies and taking an almond out of each of them so there was only 4.  When we noticed what he was doing, he said he didn’t want anyone to eat the “fertility almond/wish” so he was removing them. Poor thing.


Post # 8
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mother threw a FIT when we told her that our friend would be officiating.. she couldnt understand why we didnt want our marriage centered in Christ… Before we decided he would be doing it, were going to hav a stranger from craigslist and she was fine with that.. 

Post # 9
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jdhall89:  that’s priceless. amazing. i’m going to think about that for years to come 🙂

Post # 11
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom has brought up the following “concerns” for our no-kids wedding:

1.) Guests will get tangled up in the floor length table cloth and end up pulling it off the table.  (She wanted lap length.)

2.) My centerpieces will fall over if someone bumps into the tables…or David Copperfield the tablecloth apparently…

3.) I’m paying too much attention to the details of my centerpieces (I’m DIYing) because no one but me is going to notice the details.

4.) My square plates won’t look right on a round table.

5.) My square plates are too big because people will try to fill up the whole plate instead of the indented area where the food should go. (Her arguement for getting round plates instead bc of #3)  10″ square plate…is that too big?

I’m sure there’s more…I’ll come back if I think of them! lol

Post # 13
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We communicate a lot though email for this wedding, but my mom tends to skim and not read things carefully and then jump to conclusions. 

I emailed her some links for decoration ideas (she asked me to do this).  I sent her links and put a caption for each to explain how we wanted to use that idea.  One was putting guitar picks with our initials and dates with the favors (FI is a musican).  I put a link to a picture of them and the caption “We can order these for super cheap and then put them with something edible like candy for the favors”.  She sent me back this long email about how cute the edible picks were.  She similarly confused all the other ideas I showed her.  Basically I have to re-explain everything to her multiple times.  She’s not like this with anything else, just the wedding 😛   

Post # 15
3586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Kit_Kath:  I hope she gets the idea straight before she gets to your wedding and pops a plastic guitar pick in her mouth.

Post # 16
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Some of the ideas my mother has:

Our wedding is small, just 50 people and its mostly family. She wanted to include my SIL’s sister (my brother’s wife’s sister) and her BF because “they’re family”. Sorry lady, they aren’t my family. Also she asked whether my brother’s childhood BFF was invited? Umm no.

We’re getting married in the middle of summer, afternoon, indoors. My mother thinks I should wear gloves. Why? “Because brides always wear gloves”. 


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