My mom is a social media addict and has to post everything. My wife had one request about her wedding. Other than the bridal party no one was to see the wedding dress. My mom kept trying to get my wife to post it for her friends on Facebook because she said everyone wanted her to do it. She was mad that she didn’t even get to post pictures of my wife trying on a different wedding dress and at least allow her to post the rejects. My wife said no and my mom was pissed.
Later when the mom’s and bridesmaids picked out their dresses my mom insisted on wearing white so my wife said F this and put the whole wedding party in white. Including the mothers and grandmothers.
The day of the wedding my mom took a candid shot of my wife getting her veil ready and posted it about 30 minutes before the wedding started. Tagging everyone in it. Including the father of the bride (my FIL) my wife wanted to surprise him just as much as me getting the first look of her dress while he walked her down the aisle. She even had the two photographers posted so they could get shots of the first look. Obviously this was important to my wife.
Her dad saw himself tagged in the photo so instead he saw his daughter on Facebook. My wife didn’t find out until after the ceremony because last minute preparation.
After the ceremony I kicked my mom out of the wedding and she wasn’t invited to the reception. My younger sister and my dad also left, along with a few family members.
My brother and I covered for the mother of the groom dance by leading an impromptu chicken dance to lighten the mood. The dj was super awesome and filled in the spaces with fun songs so at least the reception wasn’t a total bummer.
I really don’t even want my mom in my life now because what she did was petty and selfish. She pulled well maybe my FIL shouldn’t have had his phone on him and my wife shouldn’t have been such a stuck up diva about her dress. I have no interest in continuing a relationship with my mom at this point. My dad thinks I should put this behind me because it’s “typical women drama” but I told him it wasn’t and mom’s just a petty and what she does is not normal at all.