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.