(Closed) Mother of the Groom was a PSYCHO

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

WOW! Crazy, crazy. I cannot imagine if my Mother-In-Law had been between me and my husband through the entire ceremony! It sounds like this mom would have had issues with anyone he married. Is your best friend’s husband pretty well adjusted in spite of his mom? What did he think of her behaviour?

Post # 3
8520 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

First of all, you’ll probably get some slack from some folks by using the words pyscho and nut job to describe tihs woman’s behavior. There are many people that think that is an ableist attitude, so here’s your warning…


Next, yes his mom did behave inappropriately, but the bride could have put her foot down and said “NO, you’re not standing between the groom and me at the altar.” Not that difficult. Next, she didn’t have to wear what his mother picked for their wedding night, I agree that is a bit weird. That’s why my Mother-In-Law didn’t get invited to my bachelorette party. The rubbing her hands up and down his sides kind of sounds like something my Mother-In-Law would do – because she can be pretty all-around-awkward when she’s been drinking. 

Anyways, just be glad it’s not your family.

Post # 4
2511 posts
Sugar bee

Ew, even as a guest this would’ve made me uncomfortable. Maybe it’s just because I have a super controlling Future Mother-In-Law but I can spot them a mile a way. The fact that she couldn’t let any attention or importance be off of her for a moment is very telling and I feel sorry for the couple if they don’t stop this now.

Post # 5
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Very disturbing…

Post # 7
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

jillbean1217:  As someone with schizophrenia, I would never behave so awfully at a wedding. Unless she is experiencing an episode of psychosis, which it certainly doesn’t sound like she was, she is responsible for her actions and I won’t flame you for your word choice lol. Just reading this made me uncomfortable so I can’t imagine being there to witness it firsthand! How embarrassing for all involved.

Post # 8
4412 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

jillbean1217:  Wow…this sounds like it was a very uncomfortable day. I thought my friend’s mom was bad, but jeez! Her behavior was totally inappropriate, and the dancing sounds downright disturbing, but both the groom and the bride are adults and should have cut that behavior off immediately. If you don’t want something to happen, you have to actuallly say/do something about it. Good luck to them-they’re gonna need it!

Post # 10
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

jillbean1217:  Ohhh alright, I misread then haha. Yeah that whole situation is just so uncomfortable, good on your friend though for having the patience of a saint.

Post # 11
10511 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I’ve seen many weddings where the groom walks down with the mother or parents before the bride and where both sets of parents remain standing. I believe this is very traditional in some religions and cultures.  

The clothing ideas for wedding party were  “different,” considering the bride’s attire, but was a suggestion that went nowhere. 

Picking out the lingerie is a bit much, but if the MOG was at the bride’s shower, or bride showed off her  haul to Future Mother-In-Law, it’s not exactly like it came from nowhere. Sounds like one of those times when you had to be there to judge how weird it really was. 

The touching during the first dance does sound strange. I know a mother and adult son who can be physically affectionate with one another like that. It’s is uncomfortable to watch. They are apparently just  touchy feely kind of people. 


Post # 13
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It sounds to me like Jennifer was just looking for attention.

My Future Sister-In-Law is getting married the month before me and her mom (FMIL) is very much into planning the wedding!  Future Mother-In-Law at first was very upset that Fiance and I are basically eloping and having the party when we come back otherwise I’m sure she would have been like that with him too.

There was only so much Nancy could do though.  Even if she did tell Jennifer to stand on the other side of Gavin, if Jennifer is that head strong, she would not have listened anyway.

It sounds like Jennifer made an ass out of herself.

Post # 14
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

sounds like a bunch of things DH’s mom would do! She’s on drugs..is this lady on drugs or just super weird?

Post # 15
46752 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jillbean1217:  Her son apparently allowed this behavior.

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