Sunday, October 18, 2009

Um...who's day is it exactly??

Okay, so I'm flipping through the channels on the TV last night in pure boredom and the only thing that I can find that doesn't make me want to stab myself in the brain with sharp objects was "Say Yes to the Dress". Has anyone seen this show?

If you have not, let me give you an ultra brief description: Brides looking for dresses in this one exclusive bridal boutique. Got it? Okay. So the problem with this show, the MAIN problem I have with this show, are the mothers of the bride. Look, lady, you HAD your day! Sit in the chair and shut IT! I mean, last night this one bride found her dream gown. She was downright giddy about it and her mother sat there and pouted because she liked a different gown. Are you for real???

You know my feelings on weddings; I've mentioned them often enough. I just don't see why these women behave this way. I know that there are some crazy brides out there (um, Bridezilla anyone?) but I think that it is just horrible that women who have already HAD their day in the spotlight and probably got to wear their dream gown would purposely try and tell their daughter's what to wear.

My sister is in the catering business and does a LOT of weddings. She's amazing at what she does and when she does weddings, she does BIG, New York weddings. The stories I hear about what people do and have at these receptions is mind boggling. And the attitudes are huge. So while I apologize right now to my sister but I'm saying "Mother of the bride? If you want to hassle someone, hassle the caterer. Hassle the photographer. But leave the damn bride alone. It is HER day, not yours!"

I don't know why this bothered me so much, but it did.

Note: article of the day HERE. Thanks!


Sherri said...

Crazy mama's:) Great Examiner article! I really, really miss the NC State Fair. I went every single year for 14 years. Such a tradition.

Roo said...

I saw a commercial for an episode a few weeks ago. The bride wanted something small and simple but the mother wanted extravagant. The mother's comment, "This will be the happiest day of her life whether she likes it or not!" Or something to that effect!

Frugal Vicki said...

Some people get super crazy. My father in law got all of our photographers, bartenders, waiters, etc drunk. They still did a good job, though so I didn't care much.

Staci at Just Bloggled said...

I have watched just enough of that show to know that, should I ever get married, I'm going to Vegas & I'm not spending more than a $100 on a dress. Some of those dresses are worth more than my car, and chances are that all that money will be for nothing because they'll just end up divorced in 5 or 10 years anyway.

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

I never heard of the show but find it crazy that a mom would pout over her daughter not choosing her preference.

Reminds me of those pagan shows where the kids are crying because they don't want to participate and the mothers are pressuring them to go.