Turns out, weddings can make even the most sane mom go a little bit bonkers! Tensions are running high and there's a ton to get done, so much so that amidst all the excitement and chaos moms can forget that this day isn't all about them. From making ridiculous style requests to insisting on inviting everyone and their brother, real brides spill the beans on the crazy wedding things their moms seriously wanted them to do.
The big veil dilemma
"My mom was adamant that I wear a veil. I sarcastically said I would wear one for the ceremony and hate how I looked in the first moments of my marriage just to appease her. Her response was, 'Thanks, love you!' I quickly filled her in that I was in no way serious, and she eventually got over it." *— Bridget *
The never-ending guest list
"My mom insisted on inviting almost 200 guests to our wedding after we chose a venue that only held 120 max. She invited everyone from her dentist and hairdresser to her distant cousins I hadn't even heard of before. And she continued to give us RSVPs for people we didn't invite in the first place. When we tried to push back, she started crying and insisting, 'This isn't your wedding...this is MY daughter's wedding, and this is what I want.'" *— Rachel *
The location dictator
"I live in a different town than my parents, and my mom told me that they could only make it to Las Vegas on a specific week in October so I planned the entire wedding around that date. After I sent out the invitations, she calls to say they aren't going unless I have the wedding in my town. Again, not the one they live in. I tried to reason with her but she insisted. Finally we move the reception to my town and she sends me a typo-ridden email saying she's not attending." *— Vanessa *