(Closed) Funny things family said during wedding planning – share!

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Post # 17
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Nothing too bad, my favorite was my dad (who is paying for the wedding)

“I’m shocked you’ve been so reasonable about your wedding budget, and we haven’t had to fight at all!”

Uh thanks, dad???

Post # 18
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When discussing what food to have for the reception where Darling Husband and I like casual food where my parents enjoy more formal meals so when we said we wanted food that was more social and less formal there reply was and I quote, ‘Do you not think your guests will be expecting more as it’s us?” I was like, “WTF” well in my head anyway, but remarked on the fact that the day is about us not them. There were some very interesting / frustrating comments from my parents during the planning process, some of which I still can’t get past even 5 years on. 

Post # 19
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Kannon:  My family’s been pretty tame, but I’m thinking of two moments: 

My mother is obsessed with making sure I don’t register for margarita glasses. Like, literally, she saw a set of four for $9.99 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond on my registry and she’s been giving me so much shit for it! “You don’t really drink that much… and you might stop liking margaritas… and you could just drink them out of regular glasses, anyway…” Maybe she bought some and doesn’t want anyone giving my duplicates. Who knows? Just weird. 

One mean moment, though, was when my fiance and I were discussing transportation with his grandmother. He and his family are from another country, so his family is flying in for our wedding. They refuse to rent cars, for some reason. In our little cities, it’s not really possible to walk anywhere, and while taxis exist, they’re very expensive. She threatened to not come to the wedding because she isn’t sure how she’s gonna get around. We know she bluffs on this type of stuff all the time, and she’s thankfully forgotten it since two weeks ago, but that stung just imagining it. 

Post # 21
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Some bizarre relative came up to me and told me “I need to start giving him (husband) babies…” Um uh, go away lady. 

Post # 22
32 posts
  • Wedding: February 2017

When we got engaged, I was 20, and I called my aunt and told her about it. First response: “OH! Is there a ring?” Second response: “Well, I waited until I was 30 to get married, but I onlt wanted to get married once.”

I was so shocked, I couldn’t do anything other than laughing awkardly! Ha!

Post # 23
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Kannon:  I would rent her a topless butler, win-win.

Post # 25
6271 posts
Bee Keeper

My mum has come up with some corkers. For a while she was quite certain she wanted to wear a crown. 

“Erm…like a flower crown mama?”

“no darling – like the queen”😐

i said nothing and she seemed to go off that idea thank heavens and now just has a enormous facinator thing made. (She’ll look fabulous). 

Post # 26
1200 posts
Bumble bee

I was talking about seating arrangement struggles with my mom, and she was like “well you’ll at least put my family tables close together so we can walk between and talk to each other, right?” No Mom, I’m going to put one outside, one on the first floor, and one on the second floor and you guys can Skype or something :p. I was also trying to book a flight for my great uncle using my airline miles, and he was like “well what if I change my mind about going and decide to stay home?” I was just like “well…I’d be pretty sad?”

Post # 27
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My father is pretty clueless, but it took me aback a few weeks ago when he asked what time the wedding was (I’m getting married this Saturday). I told him 7pm. He looked worried and said: “Well, I guess I will change that flight, then! I thought the wedding was in the afternoon.” He was planning on taking a 10pm flight to South America the evening of the wedding (which would mean being at the airport at 7pm). We managed to joke about him bringing his suitcase and stopping by the wedding on his way to the airport, but I was quite annoyed and kind of sad.

Post # 28
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My Mother has tossed out a few serious gems. 

When I mentioned I wasn’t wearing white- “How will people know who the bride is?”

Or when she found out we are planning a dessert buffet instead of a single cake, “But people expect cake, and might feel cheated”  Doesn’t matter at all that the fellow and I don’t care for cake.

Her thoughts on the overall plan for the day… “When you first told me your ideas, I thought it sounded pretty odd, but maybe it won’t be so bad”


And my complete favorite, when I mentioned that I was having a hard time planning the rehearsal dinner- 

“That is not your problem, the grooms’ parents are responsible for that. ”  

My parents could help pay for the wedding, but don’t want to. And that is fine. However my fiancé’s parents are dead.  

So my response was, ” I am sorry, they are dead,  and the bride’s parents are doing what?”


Of course my Mom keeps offering to come out early to help. 

Post # 29
8794 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper


I’ve posted this before , but ….my friend’s mother told her to ‘ stop fussing  about your veil ( or whatever ) for heavens sake – do you  think everybody  will be looking at you!?  ‘ 

Post # 30
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

Easter was the weekend after Darling Husband and I got engaged, so when we went to go visit and hang out with family, my Mother-In-Law started telling people that we were going to have our wedding in January 2017. Please know that we didn’t have a time-frame in mind and she never asked!!! I thought that was funny! Of course she was way off since we got married March 2015!

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