Post # 1
OK, I know people have posted about this in the past, but MOM, WHY?? She just told me to be sure and wear a pretty dress to my shower, and that it might be a good idea to "jazz up" my makeup and outfits in general. I know she is just saying this because she loves me, but really, I think it is overreacting! I pay attention to what I wear and I put on a tasteful amount of makeup every day. Why are moms like this? Are we destined to say things like this to our own daughters someday???
Post # 3
This is cracking me up right now because my mom severly drives me nuts as well. Whether it be subtle hints or plain vanilla ones. I have vowed throughout this wedding process that I will not be like my mom. She has wanted me to not show anyone anything and have been very controlling and upset if we don’t take her everywhere with us. I think its nice to do things on your own too. I just usually take mine with a grain of salt and say yes. It definitely is easier that way!
Post # 4
🙂 Oh mom’s….
My mother and I are identical. So we obviously butt heads. There has actually been little bickering during this wedding planning as we have had the same ideas for the most part. It could also be that I have gone into it with the…"Mom and Dad are paying, so they get what they want" attitude. Unless if it is something totally off the wall will I say anything. Mom knows what I want, she has good taste…so I let her go with it. 🙂
…I’m not saying that there hasn’t been TEARS! But, most of the tears have been from the "guest list" discussion….
Post # 5
Ohhhh I have a good mom one for you I got this the other day
" Do you know that your not registered at such and such a place?"
Why yes MOM I did know that, we never went there to register, wasn’t even on our register radar.
Post # 6
Me: "Mom, I want to do all of the pieces of the invitation on cardstock"
Mom: "That’s too much. It isn’t necessary. It’ll be too heavy. Etc."
3 months later after making a sample invitation without cardstock:
Mom: "We really need to put all of these pieces on cardstock. Everything is too flimsy."
Me: "Really? How weird…"
Post # 7
got to love the moms. mine just came to visit for a long weekend of final dress fittings, wedding projects and our shower. unsolicited hints about makeup and skin care were made. i know she’s just saying it out of love, but really, i could do without sometimes. 🙂
Post # 8
How about Mom: "I can wait for you to do your makeup before we leave?" Me: "Mom, I already did." Mom: "Oh okay. Couldn’t tell."
Post # 9
Mrs Davis, haha I get the same thing regarding my hair!
Mom: "Don’t you think you need to run a brush through your hair before we leave?"
Me: "Thank you but I already brushed and blowdried my hair!"
What the crap? I will never understand that one…she has done it my whole life. Ahh, Moms. 🙂
Post # 10
haha, these comments are great. however i have a completely reasonable answer for the dress as the shower. and why i didn’t wear one to mine! you’re sitting in a chair opening presents and people are taking pictures, so you’re trying to be lady like and you don’t want any undie shots in them… yes, it’s happened to people!
Post # 11
HAHAHA i love this thread!
my mom kept walking around me saying "halle-loooo-ja~"
i thought she was being spiritual.
she was commenting how flat my curly hair is on top of my head. she said my hair looked like Jesus’ hair.
Post # 12
I’m in the same boat My mom has been that way my whole life. She’s the reason I wear makeup. She’s been hinting about me getting a facial when years ago it was like "I can’t believe people pay for something you can do yourself." Has any of you guys gave yourself a facial and felt very relaxed? She keeps mentioning how I’m too skinny and need to gain weight. She went as far as getting me the max pack from Costco of Insure! I haven’t gained or lost weight since highschool so I highly doubt I’ll start gaining weight now. But I love her dearly.
Post # 13
This is a funny thread, and it makes me feel pretty good about my mom’s role in the wedding thus far. We’re best friends, which is why she’s my matron of honor, and her attitude about the entire wedding has been, "everything is entirely your decision, just tell me what I can do to help." When she finds a great tailor, she calls to clear this person by me. When she finds a great deal on something, she calls to see if this is what I’d actually want and if it’s okay she buys it. But, like all moms, she has her moments. Not Wedding Related, but she told me every time I came home for a visit when I was sporting the "heavy blunt bang look" that she didn’t like my hair. I should have listened to her – that look was horrible for me. 🙂