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I liked him enough that I told him last year that he could stop calling me Mr. Ricard and start calling me Frank. After this week, because he knew I wasn't very happy with him, he went back to calling me Mr. Ricard. I'm fine with that.
This post was edited by Frank Ricard 13 months ago
For my wedding I took care of figuring out what alcohol to buy and how much. I also tried samples of the food and cake. That was it.
My responsibilities were:
1) Ensure that the only possible dates were between May 1 and late August as to not interfere with sporting events (Memorial Day and July 4th excluded).
2) Alcohol planning.
3) Ensure that the only possible dates were between May 1 and late August as to not interfere with sporting events (Memorial Day and July 4th excluded).
4) Ensure that the only possible dates were between May 1 and late August as to not interfere with sporting events (Memorial Day and July 4th excluded).
Ours was specifically the day before the MSU UM Football game (on a Fri night).... was even changed due to the Nebraska addition to the conference and game schedule rearranging. And the honeymoon capped off with coming home to the awesome vs. Wisconsin Hail Mary.
---"It's not over and it will never be over here."---
It's so bad I got home from work the other day and couldn't find the wyfe. Turns out she was cleaning the basement for something to do because she was so frustrated with him to the point of tears and was looking for a place to hide. Just before I left for home, my boss asked how the wedding plans were going and I said that it was going better. Then I go home. That was the first mistake of the day.
So I calm the wife down, get p.o.'d at the kid, but the wyfe is begs me to bite my tongue. My daughter is wondering why I'm not nice, yet both of them have complained about what he's doing and won't do a goddamn thing to stop it. My last job was to finish making the centerpieces for the tables because it was something HE saw on pintrest.com and thot it would be nice for the reception. At first my daughter asked me to make these things and I assumed it was HER idea. Wrong again. I made them anyways just to keep the peace.
They leave back to college today. Thank god.
i'm not saying that he's gay... but he's really gay.
We got married in an October bye week....the week before MSU @ Michigan. Michigan was playing, but we didn't care about people choosing the Michigan game over our wedding. Of course it was planned specifically for that weekend.
The thing we missed was interest in game 7 of the Yankees - Red Sox ALCS. It was on at our reception, but luckily turned into a blow out pretty quick and people went back to drunken merriment..
We watched the 3OT Michigan beating us at the Bung Hole in Maui on our honeymoon the next Saturday. The gut punch from losing to M in 3 OT probably would've been much worse if I hadn't been "distracted" afterwards,
We considered bow hunting too but figured Fri evening and getting dark early it probably would not be too much of an issue.
We did not have any complaints regarding any other sporting events that I know of, but it was Midnight Madness and the wedding and reception were both practically on campus so it was a nice segway for people who left the reception and went to Breslin. That was actually probably a positive.
No offense OP, but you sound like an asshole.
The young guy is extremely excited to be marrying your daughter, give him a break. You should be happy he is showing such an interest.
HE is picking the flowers?
man.... I know she is an adult but if this is what not what she wants for the wedding, will she speak up in the marriage? Good Luck to you, the wyfe and her.....
I had a more active roll in the wedding planning process than I would have liked. My wife is from the east coast and we had the wedding in MI. Her mom and matron of honor were on the east coast and really couldn't help her plan much. So I had to pick up the slack. However, actual decisions weren't really my part of the job as I really didnt care about most of it.
My job as part of the process was to keep my wife on schedule and on budget. Basically that meant me saying things like, "hey, you need to pick a bakery to make the cake by the end of the week. These are the places we tried and there cost. This is what we planned to spend. Pick one."
The only things I actually cared about.
1. It had to be a Catholic ceremony.
2. I was going to wear a green vest and tie with my tux to represent MSU.
3. We were going with the premium liquor package for the open bar.
4. I had to approve the DJ (I wasn't listening to 4 hours of Lady Gaga or some shit like that).
That's it. Beyond that, the goal was to keep her from bankrupting us before the reception was over.
And very concerned that he is looking at centerpieces on Pintrest.
Does he also put flavored creamer into his coffee?
These were also the only responsibilities the old lady would grant me too. The booze and the party bus.
This thread boils down to this.
You are officially his bitch. He's dragging you into Pinterest projects that he can't even finish on his own.
Wait wait wait...he's on Pinterest? Only stay at home mommies use Pinterest.
Talk to your daughter. If anything the guy needs to know he's out of bounds planning the perfect party for HIM (because, really, is it about anyone else?) at your expense. It's one thing to blow your days obsessively planning for something, it's another to drag your loved ones into it.
And, I know it's horrifically stereotyping, but this guy has Friend of Dorothy written all over him and even my gay friends have their 'dar up right now.
My marriage was easy - find the courthouse in Honolulu (for the license), find a beach to get married on, and find someone to pronounce us man and wife. Took maybe 2 days. It took us weeks after that to plan out the rest of the 2 weeks in Hawaii.
Best advice I received:
"Just don't let them dress you funny"
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
Basically let her pick out whatever she wanted, then I looked at it for the final taste/financial/sensibility green light. If we both agreed on it, it happened.
also, if he made my wife cry, i'd be having a sit down with him and the daughter. even though my ex-wife had a huge pussy, i wouldn't want anybody to mistreat her.
Tell us how you really feel about your future in law
A man's gotta eat!
He'll be packing fudge on the downlow on no time. Nttawwt
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Nailed it didn't I? Lol.
That's all it takes.
Celebrating 40 years in June.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
For my wedding, I said "no" to every third or fourth thing.
This is the correct frequency to show enough interest in the event so as not to seem disinterested, but not so much interest that it becomes intrusive and controlling. You want to let the future wife be in control, but you want to show you care.
Flowers? Look great, honey. Hall? Sure, whatever you think, dear. Cake? No, I'd prefer this one. D.J.? Sure, he sounds good. You've got great taste, my love. Food? Sounds delicious, you've picked wisely sweetie. Liquor? No, that won't work. I'll take care of it.
And on, and on...
Trust me, guys - this works.
Hell I didn't even care about much of the details at my wedding. What mattered was
1: Open Bar
2: Good DJ
3: Limo for the wedding party
Otherwise, I didn't care because I wanted to party and everyone else to party with me. It really was the best day of my life.
Future son in law has a 3.9 GPA in engineering and a good job lined up. Your daughter, assuming she is a functional sentient human with the smarts and abilities to make her own decisions (it would reflect badly on you as a parent if she wasn't) has picked him and wants to marry him (and has dated him for a fairly healthy 3 years before making her decision). And you're bagging on him for being involved in the wedding planning.
The best part was you bitching about him having speadsheets for expenses, which I'm assuming are to help YOU save money. With a future father in law like you, I would have said "eh, fuck it honey, let's drop that extra $4k on specialty flowers from Nowheresistan. Langoustines and foie gras for cocktail hour? Why not!"
Today I learned that OP is a whiny bitch.
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