(Closed) give me some crazy MOB or MOG stories you've experience or witnessed

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

A MOB started packing up chairs and putting them on tables at the reception 3.5 hours before the scheduled midnight ending. This signaled confused guests to start leaving. Sadly and selfishly, i think she wanted the evening over and done. It broke my heart for the bride who ended up with a very small group remaining.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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Liss13:  

Yup! The best way to deal with controlling parents is to set boundaries and be willing to follow through with consequences. I had dinner with my brother last night and he said it best: “In our elders’ eyes, disagreeing or following our own path is deemed as disrespect.” This is very true, even though that way of thinking is completely ridiculous.

Adults are free to take their own path even if it isn’t what their parents want. Mothers do not have the right to hijack their daughters’ weddings and make it their own. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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JohnandMaureen:  

Are you serious? How awful!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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PositiveThinking:  Yes, unfortunately. And this was after she changed wedding attire and came back in casual clothes around 8:30 pm. If it had been my wedding someone would have escorted her out before she got that far.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

My Ex Mother-In-Law demanded her own limo when she found out I was getting a Bentley princess for my then Fiance and I. It would take my father and I to the church then the husband and I to pictures… a total of 2 hours. 

She demanded her own after we said we weren’t paying for an extra 3 hours for it to get to her and take her to the church then to me and take me…   She even prices one out and got quotes.

Then she said we had to figure out how she was getting around for the day if we weren’t providing a limo for her….    sigh

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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robynrox47:  

LOLOLOL What a diva! Glad she is your ex Mother-In-Law because she sounds like a piece of work. 

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Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

haha I’m glad you asked this! I’m happy to share how crazy my mother (MOB) was during my wedding. She was extremely overbearing and passive aggressive during the entire engagement and planning process (for example, when my dad calmly told her she should back off a little bit because it was “my day,” my mother retorted “It’s my day too!!”), but I’ll focus on the wedding.

I had arranged for myself and the small bridal party to get hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding. I sent her the schedule prior to my wedding day. We all stayed in a hotel, with her room being directly across the hall from mine. The morning of my wedding, I woke up at 6am to make sure I had time to shower and eat breakfast before the Hair and Makeup stylists came to my room. Once everyone was there ready to do hair and makeup I called my mother’s room to see where she was. I woke her up. She did not accidentally oversleep, she just couldn’t be bothered setting an alarm or asking for a wake-up call. So she comes to the room in her pajamas looking like shit, then announces she has to get dressed and go downstairs to get breakfast. She pointedly asked me if I ate anything (she is overweight, while I am slender and healthy, and so she constantly gives me a hard time about my appearance, ignorantly telling me I need to eat more when she has no clue what she’s talking about). I replied, “Yes. I made a point to wake up early so that I could eat breakfast.” We ended up being fine on time because I scheduled everything with a lot of buffer room and my amazing hair and makeup artists were both early and worked quickly, but seriously, she couldn’t suck it up and wake up early and on her own for her first daughter’s wedding day (the wedding she was making about herself and living vicariously through)?!

Also, she had told me she wanted to make a speech at my wedding. She is not an articulate person. DH and I were both worried about this speech, but since she wanted to give one, I thought it would at least be heartfelt..  At the reception, the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man both made their speeches, and both of their speeches were amazing (funny, kind, touching, and personal). Then up goes my mom. It was worse than I could have even imagined. She tried to do it from memory, then read from her notes, so she basically repeated her awful speech twice. In her speech, she thanked our venue by name (we paid full price for our venue and all of our guests knew what the venue’s name was I saw no need to give them a shout out), she mentioned where we were going for our honeymoon (this was on our wedding website, and most of our guests knew this, why the need to mention this in the speech), she talked about herself (“I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters”), and out of all of our guests who traveled from all across the US (our wedding was in NY), and my aunt (my mom’s sister) who traveled from Canada to attend my wedding, my mom gave a special thanks to one random cousin of ours who traveled to the wedding who she’s been obsessed with lately. She did not say anything about my DH (who I know she loves, and has always been so good to her), me, or us as a couple. It was an embarrassingly awful, self-centered, idiotic wedding speech.

These are just two examples.

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Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

On the morning of my sister’s wedding we were out at breakfast, and she got a call from her then-fiance that his mother had decided not to come. I don’t know all the details but I know they have a rocky relationship and I think she had given something about it being a long drive as the reason (it was an hour or two drive). They had to tell the DJ to skip the mother-son dance and rearrange the processional at the last minute!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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anonybee0810:  The parents of the groom decided to pay for the rehearsal dinner. They planned the whole thing, and then told their son and his soon-to-be wife that the bridal party wasn’t invited – it was family only. WHAT? The whole point of a Rehearsal Dinner is to thank the bridal party! They ended up having TWO rehearsal dinners – and they had to attend both. The bride was in TEARS for weeks up to the wedding. What an awful way to start your marriage!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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anonybee0810:  haha glad you had the foresight not to let her! 

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