(Closed) Should I invite my Mom?!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You can invite her and have someone else be the designated babysitter, or not invite her and if she crashes the party like you suspect, have someone there to kick her out. But you definitely should not have to worry about what she is saying or doing during the wedding and reception. The job should be delegated to someone else if she decides to go. Would your brothers be ok with doing it?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

thats a tough one. its your day and deep down inside you know the answer that will work best for you. best of luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I can give a longer response later (on my phone), but you don’t have to- I’m not. You know your mother and if this is something you want to share with her. There is no law dictating that your mother must attend your wedding. All families are different, and god knows all moms are different. I am quite certain my mother would ruin my wedding. She’s not invited, and if she shows up, she’ll be escorted out. You have to make a decision you feel with comfortable with and stick with it. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@jumpthegun: I was going to suggest a babysitter aswell.

@bizzybee: Unfortunately, a normal mom is not going to happen. It doesn’t sound like she is going to change. It sounds like some of her actions are in pursuit of attention. Is there anyone in your mother’s life around whom she minimizes the negative behavours you describe? Perhaps designate them as mom-control duty.

You could also do a wedding shower trial run: Have the organizer invite her to the shower. Discuss it with mom before hand, explaining how important it is for you to have her with you for this important step in your life. Let her know that her behaviour at the shower will dictate what role she’ll be able to take on in the wedding.

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