(Closed) Help! Mother of the Bride problems

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would sit her down & gently explain yourself. Chances are she knows how she gets & will hopefully want to be happy & sober for your big day.

Another approach, and I have to do this myself w/ an uncle, is if you’re having a bartender have them limit her drinking. You can also appoint someone to kind of watch her & if they see she’s getting out of hand go outside & get some cool air or take her to the dance floor.

Post # 4
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Is there someone else you can ask to watch her? Or can you set up an automatic limit for her at the bar/with the wait staff? As MOB she’d be pretty easy for them to recognize (not just any random guest) – the bar could water down her drinks, etc.

Kind of passive aggressive, but if she isn’t going to listen to your request, it might at least keep her from creating a scene.

Post # 5
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to say, saying that she could have a drink and have a good time. She obviously has a problem with alcohol, which means that no, she can’t do that. Because she won’t stop at one..or two…or three…

She needs help. You could try sitting her down, but my guess is she is going to get bery defensive and it is going to cause a huge issue. If you decide to do this, don’t do it alone, do it with the rest of the family there.

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