Post # 1
Once I got engaged, my mom was super-into being MOB. When she tried on her dress, she kept saying how she was going to look better than anyone else there. Every time she talked about the wedding, she’d get all excited, and say, “I can’t believe I’ll be the second-most important person there!!” (Right, because I was marrying air?) On the wedding day, she made a big fuss about walking down the aisle *super* slowly (because “This is my Moment!!”), and she spent an hour before the wedding bossing around my SIL. I had asked SIL to be my helper, and I guess my mom took that to mean servant? Fortunately, my SIL can hold her own, so it was all good.
None of it really bothered me on the day of, though! I was in a daze. 🙂 Do you girls have any funny momzilla stories?? (sorry, mine wasn’t really funny. lol)
Post # 3
Hah sounds like my mom! I took her and a few bridesmaids with me dress shopping and she kept making me try on these big poofy ballgowns, which don’t get me wrong were beautiful but just SO NOT ME. I kept telling her that’s not what I wanted and repeatedly asked her to stop pulling ballgowns. Eventually she snapped and was like “Well I’m the one that has to look at you in the dress and I want you in a ballgown!”
Uh, how about I have to wear the dress? And I’m paying for it! And that 150 other people OTHER THAN HER will have to look at me in it?!
On the actual day of, she spent the whole time before the ceremony locked in the bathroom crying dramatically because she thought no one cared about the mother of the bride and everyone was paying too much attention to me.
Post # 4
@sweetpea87: Ah, I feel a bit bad saying this! It wasn’t MOB who was like this, it was my MIL! She eloped (2nd wedding) a week after our wedding and I sort of feel like she was using my wedding like her own personal reception. I wasn’t offended, but she definitely had a case of the bridezillas or two! I was like… hello! It’s my job to be crazy! Hahaha. Whatever.
I wrote in her thank you card that she was wearing the MOG title so well and she seemed a bit confused when she read it. Lady, you’re not the bride! Oh man.
Post # 5
My mom is going a little crazy. We’re in our 30s and paying for most of the wedding, but aren’t interested in most of the traditional bridal things, because they don’t make any sense to us. Well, my mom has just started buying things that she likes (cake topper, wedding favors, traditional guest registry) that we have no interest in. The wedding is a year away, so who knows what she’ll be up to by then! The worst thing is, she’s ~1200 miles away, so the stuff is fairly useless.
Post # 6
I am going to remember the term “momzilla”! I love that.
My mom completely falls into this category. I love her dearly, and she’s paying her share and she’s done some really nice things for me. But sometimes it’s too much. Where to start?
1. Booking the florist- I went through florist hell. I got quotes that ranged from 1,000-6,000 and everything in between. So my mom kindly booked an appointment for me with the florist my sister had used for her wedding. We get to the appointment, and I start describing the flowers I want to the florist, and my mom cuts in and is like “And we want orchids for the bouts” and “Yeah let’s do them in white!” Uhm…my flower colors are pink and ivory. I specifically wanted all roses. She completely ruined that appointment for me.
2. Guest list- Fiance has a huge family. And it is very traditional in his family to invite many branches of extended family to weddings and similar events. He is also an only child, so his mom is seeing this is their big hoorah. During the finalization of the guest list phase, Future Mother-In-Law decided to add about 25 additional guests last minute. They are contributing extra money to cover the cost, so I didn’t mind much, just wished I had known sooner. My mom has gotten it into her head that these 25 extra people (half of which are extended family and don’t know us well so may not come) are going to make my wedding a zoo. I don’t exactly think going from about 150 guests to about 175 guest is going to make our wedding that much crazier.
3. Dress Accessories- My mom purchased my dress and is covering the cost of my alterations. My dress needed some speciality undergarments and Future Mother-In-Law knew a place that would custom make them for me. When we were going my Future Mother-In-Law offerred to buy my veil/jewelry. I thought that was so sweet of her, and would help my mom out since she was already doing so much, so I accepted graciously. When I told my mom, she got really upset and acted like I was favoring Future Mother-In-Law.
The list goes on but that may give you an idea!
Post # 7
@sweetpea87: My mom said the EXACT same thing! She keeps saying, “Other than the bride, I am the most important person in this wedding. The groom’s opinion doesn’t matter.”