(Closed) My mom is always late! Help!

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

Goodness! That is a shame. i’m sorry bee. I would say to reiterate to her that it is very important to you that she be on time. Will she not be with you getting ready? If she is arriving with you then she can’t be late. Good luck!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

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alz624:  my mum is regularly late. It was always a nightmare if she was dropping any of us at a train station etc as she’d never be ready to leave in time. We all just started telling her an earlier time than it was so she’d actually make it on time.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

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alz624:  With people like that I always allow a cushion of ~45 minutes. If we’re catching a movie at 2:15 I ask to meet at 1:30. You could ask her to be there well before the ceremony starts for pictures or getting ready or whatever. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I agree with PP. My family is always late, so when I really need for them to be on time to something, I give them an earlier start time. That way when they inevitably show up “late”, they are right on time or a bit early. 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Cushion her times for when she needs to be ready and at the venue.  Tell her point blank: Mom, “this wedding starts on time with or without you:, and mean it!  Do not hold your guests hostage because she wants to be an hour late for no emergency type of reason..

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