posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oy. That sounds familiar, except my mom is much more demanding. Thank god my Mom has yet to discover IM. It would never stop.

Be strong!

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ohhhh, this is way easier than dealing with my mom.  Consider yourself LUCKY.

Post # 5
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

AHHHH That made me want to pull my hair out for you, because my mom is the SAME WAY! Good luck getting through it!

Post # 8
1565 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think this is too bad actually…honestly, just seems like she is trying to help and didn’t know you would mind. And once you told her what you wanted to do seems like she agreed pretty quickly. Just keep being nice and involving her where you can while staying firm on the way you’d like things done. 

Post # 9
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oof! Be patient and remind yourself that she just loves you and wants to help… right? Be strong! 🙂

Post # 10
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe you and your mom can have little meetings to discuss what is going on and what is on the list for planning?  That way she knows what is coming up and what you need her help on and she will feel involved in the planning.

Post # 11
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

LOL your mom is too cute. She is just excited for you. My mom is not involving herself whatsoever she kind of just ignores me when I talk wedding. Ill trade moms if you want. 

Post # 13
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Hang in there, Steph!  It didn’t take long after becoming engaged for me to realize that my mom had been secretly planning a wedding for me in her head since I was a little girl.  While my vision for the wedding and her’s didn’t exactly match at first (there were a few hold-my-tongue moments)… she eventually got the feel for what I was trying to achieve and things flowed so much more smoothly!  Since your mom really wants to help, maybe you can find some specific projects to delegate to her.  (That way she won’t just assume it’s OK to claim dibs on Out of Town bags.)  It’ll get better! 

Post # 14
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Steph – I know if I had that conversation with my mom it would drive me crazy, but from an outsiders perspective I think she is genuinely trying to help and not trying to go behind your back.   I am sure she is just super excited that her daughter is getting married – I know it is hard but try to remember that when she is driving you nuts!

Post # 15
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hey, be grateful your mom cares and wants in, my mother isnt helping or involved not even 1%

Post # 16
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with janna19 – sounds like your mom just wants to help.

It really wasn’t bad at all – I’ve heard of much worse. And take tammyt112 words to heart – be grateful your mom wants this for you. My mom didn’t help me either with anything.

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