(Closed) What bizarre thing(s) has your FI had strong opinions about?

posted 11 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 92
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The main thing that my Fiance felt strongly about was sitting on the “stage” (like a platform thing that the fireplace is on) to eat dinner. I thought that we could sit in front of the doors for the breeze, but he wants us on the stage, so we are ๐Ÿ™‚

He also wants the traditional guest book. We haven’t decided on this though because I don’t want to go that route! We’ll see who wins this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 93
5839 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

He insists we register for square dishes

Post # 94
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yesterday we purchased his suit–I called him in the afternoon to tell him that the store was having an awesome sale and we should go check it out in a few hours.  He kind of whined and said he didn’t want to go and why can’t his sister and I just figure it out?  He said he didn’t have an opinion at all because he didn’t know anything at all about suits–to which I explained there are people there that assist you and walk you through the process and the only way to learn how to do it is to go look around.  I told him it would be better if he was there so we could get the correct fit and sizing, but he pretty much flat out refused and I was not in the mood to argue so I opted just to go and find something and deal with the sizing later.

So I met up with Future Sister-In-Law and we started looking around.  Ten minutes later, Fiance strolls in out of the blue; turns out Future Mother-In-Law had called him while I was out, he had told her where I was, and she told him he needed to go. (Thank you FMIL!)  We find a nice suit, and we turn to ties.  I ask him what he likes, he says he doesn’t care at all, so we wander around and I grab a few to try on.

I guide him toward the cufflinks, show him a few that looked nice.  He doesn’t really look at all and then out of the blue says “This is the one thing that I get that will be ‘me”, since you get to choose everything else…  You don’t even get to see them beforehand.”

He is completely serious and I know I give him a look like WTF, through this whole escapade I’ve been trying to see what you like and what you don’t like because to be honest outside of a few parameters (navy blue and really large pinstripes, no thanks) I’m not particular what you wear, I just want you to be comfortable and happy with it.  I chose stuff because you refused to.  -eyeroll-

Post # 95
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

These are hilarious! My Fiance has left everything up to me, saying “as long as you’re happy, I’m happy.”

The only thing he had an opinion about came up when we were registering at BB&B (which I had to drag him to do; he couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t just go by myself).

Oddly enough, he was absolutely adamant that we register for a FOOD DEHYDRATOR. Seriously!? That’s the only thing about the entire wedding he has any kind of opinion on? He is just ridiculously cute…he scoured the store for one, and when we couldn’t find it he insisted on getting online to find one as soon as we got home…hahaha. Luckily, there was one on BB&B’s website, so he’s just as happy as can be Smile.

Post # 96
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh, the invitations.  I’m so glad it isn’t just me.  It isn’t the invitations themselves, he could care less about that, but he HAD to have the tissue paper that goes in the invitations or the world would end.  My mom and I had ordered the invites and I didn’t pay attention to see if they came with the tissue paper stuff because I really didn’t care.  After they were ordered, he went berserk about how we have to have the tissue paper stuff and we need the tissue paper stuff and if he remembered a wedding invite from 10 years ago with tissue paper stuff, then we NEED to have it.  So, not thinking that the invites we ordered came with it, we ordered tissue paper stuff.  We got the invites this weekend and they came with it.  So now we have double.  My mom and I told him that he needs to make us some kind of origami out of tissue paper because we have so much of it.  He offered to make us a big ball of tissue paper.  lol  can’t live with em…can’t live without them. 

Post # 97
65 posts
Worker bee


The location, since we live in the suburbs about 20mi from Chicago I was looking at our budget and trying to locate places out in the suburbs cause its less costly for the fourth of July weekend than Chicago would be…..NO we HAVE TO HAVE IT DOWNTOWN WE WILL BUDGET, he says.


He says, No think of your family coming in from the east your mom and siblings would love to stay down there (awwww sweet right but what about the $$$)

I found a gem in the rough but geez…..


Oh and the colors I LOVE Purple he loves Blue….we have been and will be going to some weddings of close family and friends with the same colors I don’t want to follow up with those colors so I suggest orange and yellow since its July and hot as hell the men could wear linen suits and my girls can wear tea dresses…..NO I want BLUE (AQUA) AND PURPLE!

Okay #$T ERVWQ GVQ#^#%T

And he wants me to share everything I come across wedding related, I am glad that he has some interest but in the beginning he said to me you just let me know what $$$ to write on the check….where did that go?

Post # 98
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Chair covers are a must in my Fiance book!  He is totally not happy about the garter throwing at all.  Also I am making my flowers from crepe paper and Fiance is super excited about it.  He is more for showing them off then I am.  Also, with his eyes closed he had to touch my dress to make sure that it didn’t feel weird.

Post # 99
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is my first post after spending a couple of days obsessing over this site… hahaha!  This thread compelled me to register.

My Fiance is extremely opinionated and has “principles” when it comes to just about everything, which I find noble and cute when I’m in a good mood… and essentially @#$%-ing annoying when I’m stressed/angry/irritated.  We seriously got into a major arguement about him wearing a tie at the wedding!!  I brought it up to get his opinion, and he went off on a tirade about how he absolutely can NOT wear a tie.  It’s very frustrating. 

I should add that my Fiance is European, a musical theatre actor/dancer/singer, and a bigger drama queen than me, hahaha.  That’s pretty much why I’m marrying him, because he brings out the calm, rational, non-dramatic side in me  ๐Ÿ™‚

Our wedding is in less than 2.5 months and in my home state (we’re currently in Norway with his family), and at this point I’m nervous to even run anything by him… because my family back home is planning the entire thing, and going way out of their way to do so. 

Is this a natural phase?  Any advice from former brides-to-be would be great!

Post # 100
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

his ring, my dress!!!!! lol! and the food. he picked the entire menu ๐Ÿ™‚ which is fine since im kind of a control freak when it comes to everything else!

Post # 101
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The centerpieces.  We did a trial version for my bridal shower, and I sent him a picture.  He liked it, but sent back some constructive criticism.  Haha, I never would’ve guessed!

Post # 102
529 posts
Busy bee

this are too funny. My FH picked the color and theme, actually. I was dead set on a crimson red (a color I happen to look good in) and tell my bridesmaids to wear black dresses with shawls I would buy. First of all, he argued, bridesmaids were SUPPOSED to be in all the same color. Excuse me? Then, he very patiently pointed out that my bridesmaids had red hair, blue eyes, and pale skin, then our college colors (where we are getting married) and the colors of his country’s flag (Greece) are blue and white, AND both my mother and grandmother – also teachers and July brides, asked their wedding parties to wear blue. Out of shock, awe, whatever, I caved – and now that we are getting florists’ quotes I keep turning to him and saying….’well, I wanted red!”


Oh, and a guest book? For some reason a guest book was non-negotiable. We needed one. I said “you’re buying it.” End of discussion.

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