A wedding is a time when friends and family get together to celebrate a couple's milestone, but occasionally, there is the one odd guest who decides to make the happy occasion all about themselves.
In a recent Reddit post by u/throwoutmomthrowaway, a bride shares her story about her mother and her mother's ill-received wedding speech. After calling the bride "damaged goods" and mocking her looks, lifestyle, and ongoing illness, the wedding party had about enough of the mouthy mom and took action.
Here is what happened:
The Bride Was Initially Worried About Her Mother Due To A Strained Relationship, But Gave Her A Chance
"I got married last year. I wasn’t sure I wanted my mom to speak, due to our strained relationship. I ultimately let her, hoping she would just deliver the same fluff about gaining a son that she did at my sister’s wedding.
Of course, my sister told me only after the events of this post that she pre-approved that speech."
In Her Speech, Her Mother Insulted The Bride's Apartment, Her Appearance, And Her Chronic Illness
- 'I’m happy Bride found someone that’s not into looks, because I don’t know how she would have afforded plastic surgery otherwise!' She has gone under the knife many times and has made comments about my weight and appearance since I was young.
- 'I hope Groom is comfortable in a crappy apartment, because Bride can never afford better!' I work an office job with a comfortable salary. My husband and I are in a small home by preference, not cost constraints.
- 'Good for Groom for putting up with Bride’s gross medical issues, bet he wouldn’t have been interested if she had been diagnosed before they got together!' She then went on to describe gory, personal details of my chronic illness diagnosed a year prior.'"
She Then Proceeded To Call Her Daughter 'Damaged Goods'
"Each time she paused to let a joke land, there was silence. My husband and wedding party stared at me, frozen, waiting for my cue on how to react. They stayed seated, until her bit about how I am damaged goods, referring to a time when I was 19. I had a bad date and the guy harassed me for over a year after. It seriously impacted my mental health and I dropped out of college. It is painful to think or talk about."
Thankfully The Mother Got Pulled Off The Stage And Was Forced To Leave The Wedding
"A groomsman yanked the microphone away. My husband pulled me out to the patio. The wedding party asked the band to start the music and brought us a round of drinks.
The rest of my fabulous guests pretended the entire wedding party was not doing shots and passing joints on the other side of glass doors, and they took the initiative to get the party going. I got to enjoy the reception I had planned and paid for. I didn’t see my mom once.
I found out the next day that the groomsmen had not only stopped her speech, they made her leave. They didn’t tell me because I would be too worried about the fallout to enjoy the party and I had already declared that I would avoid her all night."