A wedding can be one of the biggest expenses a couple ever has, short of buying their own property. However, for those who simply can’t afford the extravagance or just don’t want to spend all of their hard earned cash on the blowout of the century, here are a few tricks to pull together a beautiful wedding without going broke.
Buy On Sale
There’s no need to wait until you get too close to your wedding to pick up a dress, especially when it comes to your bridesmaids! Designer dresses still go on sale at the end of the season, and that can help you get a piece you love without breaking the bank.
There’s no need to shell out hundreds of dollars for centerpieces or invitations when you can easily make them yourself. Even the least crafty person can use stamps to create elegant and personalized invitations for a lot less than buying them premade.
Forget About Cake
A towering cake was once one of the final show pieces of an extravagant wedding, but an increasing number of couples are opting out of cake as a dessert altogether. Most of the time, the beautiful tower was hardly touched by the guests. Instead of wasting money for a half edible sculpture, you can choose an innovative dessert option that tastes even better for a lot less money.
Check For Hidden Fees
Sometimes wedding purveyors really like to make their prices unmanageable. Even when you think you’ve found the perfect vendor, you may find that they only reason their price seems reasonable on the surface is because they have so many extra fees that it can easily double their price.
Eloping isn’t an option for everyone, but it’s certainly true that you can get away with taking a particularly luxurious trip for a fraction of the price a full wedding would cost.
40+ Helicopter Moms Being Shamed Online For Their Behavior
Raising kids of your own undoubtedly comes with a lot of responsibility. While some parents do understand their changing roles and responsibilities as their kid grows up, some of these parents have absolutely no idea about boundaries or privacy.
Till Towel Do Us Part
Imagine this. You are soaking in the hot tub after a long day at work, when you hear a knock. And there she comes, your Mom. She comes next to you and sits on the toilet, not getting up long after she is done.
Mommy is waiting to give you a towel so her little boy can dry himself and get ready for bedtime. That is the story of a nine-year-old son whose Mom wouldn’t stop giving him a towel. But the winner sure is the 13-year-old’s mother.
Lost Some Hair and Privileges Too
This daughter is sure having a hell of a time. She had to deal with losing her hair but Mommy did not approve of the new hairstyle either. Be ready to get your mind blown because you are about to witness a new level of crazy!
This Mom (and Dad) punished their daughter for just trimming and not cutting her ‘crazy’ hair. Take a wild guess. No, not spanking, but parenting for this couple involved sending their daughter to bootcamp over a haircut!
Somebody Call 911!
Hello 911? A mother just had a heart attack because her daughter came home at 7.01 pm. It’s an emergency, so leave everything and call an ambulance to tend to her right away! You cannot just stand outside the street – come in and pick her up. She needs to be admitted to a hospital right away!
To avoid the given scenario, the daughter had to reach home by 6.59 pm. And the mother-daughter duo lived happily ever after (or did they?)
The Devil Roams Free
Mothers and superstitions are two sides of the same coin. One such mother – Jayden’s mother – proved the theory right by stating that the ‘devil’ resides in playing cards. Unfortunately for her, the devil was set free and entered her house to troll her left, right and center.
One thing is for sure, Jayden’s Mom is never allowing him to go and play Yu-Gi-Oh cards ever again, especially with the man she assumed was ‘grown up enough to tell his brother not to play Yu-Gi-Oh cards.’
Can you imagine yourself as a grandparent, telling your grandchildren stories about your own childhood? Now imagine if a major part of your memories in school are seeing your mother on campus and breastfeeding from her.
This mother, who feels the school is discriminating against her, could follow the advice mentioned here and home-school her son. But will he really have a good story from home or school that could connect him with his kids in the future? All he would talk about then might be #BreastfeedingDiaries.
Watch and Learn
Is Mom on her way to my room to check up on me? I better pretend to fall asleep. Who even has the time or energy to argue with her at 2.30 am about not sleeping on time? If the situation sounds relatable, welcome to the world of dealing with strict parents.
The irony with strict parents is that they would break their own rule to ensure their kids do not do the same. Hey, someone ought to be the rebel too, no?
Mom Forgot School Was for Learning, Not Texting
It’s quite funny how mothers constantly scold their children for about their phones, and when they actually focus on learning, they think something is wrong with their child.
The same thing happened to this kid, who could not reply to their mother for 20 minutes and so, she went into auto-pilot mode. Imagine the Mom actually dropping in the middle of the lecture and dragging her child out for not replying to her text, during class.
Contagious to Life
If you have thought that kids are a little version of monsters, you haven’t come across this nanny. She believes that a two year and five month old girl could spread flu onto her one-month-old son.
Unless the flu is really persistent and passes on through her (again we don’t understand how, unless she isn’t vaccinated), all that the son should really be worried about is growing up with a mother like her. Also, passing on all the luck to the 2.5-year-old.
And the Karate Champion Is
The child is a talented one, being able to block a punch from a mile away. Sure, they have either grown up watching a lot of martial arts or are training for it.
The mother was so proud of her kid that she actually told the whole family about the incident. She informed every person possible of how her child tried to take her on in a fight. Aww… may everyone get a Mom like her, who is super proud of her kid.
Why Kindergarten Is ‘Nessisary’
Kids could have a short attention span but this Mom sure has a shorter one when it comes to checking spellings. Although, she’s lucky enough to not have her words auto-corrected to embarrass her further.
Probably not on electronic devices, but at least kindergarten lecturers would teach kids basic words, spellings, nursery rhymes and more. This Mom ought to worry about a spelling bee contest more than admitting her kid to kindergarten, don’t you think?
Sorry Kid, Nobody Recognizes You
In a world where every person is trying to make an identity for themselves, this Mom has different plans for her child. She is certain that her baby does not need a birth certificate or even an identity.
After all, what does it matter? School? Future job? Hmph! The kid can stay with her as long as she’s alive. She will support her baby till death does them part. Ain’t nobody gonna change her mind about the birth certificate or her baby.
Are You Sure It Was the Twins?
Beat this. You are managing your twins every day, breastfeeding them still, when you notice your husband with three hickeys. What’s more? He tells you that the twins gave him the hickeys at three different spots. Do they even have those sharp teeth?
If they really were the ones that gave the father three hickeys, then the couple have something else to worry about – they are raising two vampires and don’t know about it! Sleep with one eye open, dear parents.
It’s Traumatic to Even Read This!
Parents call it trauma but don’t we all agree that grandparents are the sweetest gifts to us? In fact, they even bring sweets with them to make us feel special. Also, who could ignore the extra pocket money and all the food they bring along with them?
We’ll never believe when Moms say that grandma could be so mean. So dear mothers, even if you traumatized us only half as much as they did, you should be grateful we only speak up more than you did.
If a Mom Cannot Know, Nobody Will
This Mom and her 11-year-old ‘lady’ are definitely having the time of their life! The mother is so excited about her daughter’s period she could actually throw a party.
In that case, how about you leave a comment (and actually try to help them out?) Of course, we all are just waiting for a party from the mother’s side, now that her baby girl is all grown up. How about she book a teen suite pad for every comment she gets?
Every Husband’s Fantasy
A lactating mother has just made sure her husband’s fantasy is fulfilled, by feeding him breast milk during sickness. With the gesture, she has probably won the best wife award.
According to her, she is also deserving of best mother award because by curing her husband, she is also protecting her children from disease. Quite thoughtful, no? Is the US government seeing this? You have got to introduce an award just for this woman who killed two birds with one stone.
I See What You Did There
This woman subtly put out the idea that she does not want to send her child to school. However, to not make it too obvious, she stated a number of rules – like avoiding common core, leftist propaganda, wearing a mask and online education (most of which have become a norm currently) – that she wants to tick before sending her kid to a kindergarten.
In the current situation, the poor child is bound to grow up under the strict supervision of his Mom.
Now We Know Who to Blame
Just because a girl in US went out too much, God decided to punish us all and impose lockdown throughout the globe. If she built a church in her house and never went out, we would probably have the opposite of a pandemic.
Now that you know who to blame, go tell your mother that the lockdown wasn’t your fault because her mother has already declared it was her bad. If only she stayed at home, we wouldn’t have to go through so much.
This mother would have definitely loved giving surprises. After all, she never upfront told her daughter that it was her sister who hit the car, even when the cops were involved.
After a little humiliation (and police interrogation) though, the daughter eventually did learn the truth – that her sister hit the car and her mother was helping her keep it a secret. Well, that definitely was a surprise for the daughter whose car was damaged.
The Mom That Made Extra Efforts
In the list of insane Moms, this one probably tops the list. She digs through her daughter’s garbage and fills her car with the garbage to remind her about her eating habits. The twist here is that the daughter does not even live with her. If that is not insane, we don’t know what is.
Kudos to the Mom, who put in extra efforts into searching for her daughter’s place, using her car without having access to the keys and carrying the garbage into the car.
That’s Just Inhuman
Hey mother in question, how about you withhold your beer instead to set an example for your child? Honestly, you could rather confiscate her laptop but withholding antidepressants to ‘teach a lesson’ is nothing less than inhuman.
If you still want to withhold the antidepressants, you ought to make your daughter laugh and teach her to love life. That’s the rule. Take time out for her no matter what. Also, please teach a better lesson.
Did You Expect 99%?
In the times when some children are lucky to just barely pass their exams, a daughter managed to score 93% marks in her 10th grade. According to her mother she deserves to be punished. We guess it would be for being so good at studies?
Punish her with chocolates or a fancy dinner, mother of the genius girl. Let her study but teach her to also party and relax during summer breaks. Remember, always balance between YOLO and giving your best.
Add Her to the List of Crazy
Imagine sleeping in your house basement when you hear the siren. Suddenly the cops come to your doorstep and find you just out of bed. After everything, you realize that it was none but your worried mother who called them to check on you.
That is the real story of a daughter who had to deal with her mother. She was 22-year-old and eating cereal near the kitchen. Without a doubt, this story deserves a spot in crazy Moms story.
Tell Us How It Was
A mother saw her future on social media. She refused to give her kids privacy, and stated they aren’t her friends. Sure they aren’t her friends, because friends do not let each other live in their homes rent-free for years altogether. They enjoy every moment in life and respect one another’s boundaries.
This Momma, from what she mentioned, has no intention of setting boundaries when it comes to her kids, making her another overtly-possessive Mom on the list so far.
Just a Simple Communication Works
Like it is said, communication is important for any healthy relationship, the same holds true even when it comes to a parent and child relationship. Talking to one another, trying to understand each other and having a clear communication is important to keep this relationship healthy.
Apologies and explanations, thus, become an important tool of communication, especially from the parents side. Else it is equivalent to talking to a wall. Children would prefer talking to a wall instead, since the wall at least won’t punch them back.
Sounds Like She’s in Heaven
This Mom is sure living like she’s going to heaven. Moreover, she wants her son to follow her there. Meanwhile, for his time on Earth, the son, who is a sinister, needs to repent in front of the Lord. He also needs to serve the Lord, so they both can enjoy their time together in heaven too.
That’s quite an answer for someone who just wants a good morning, no? Probably sounds like she wants a good life, not just morning.
Mother Mary and sweet Jesus are also trying to digest how the mother thought she would get away by slapping her daughter in public when she pleases and later boast about it on social media.
The Mom probably thought she taught her daughter a lesson and encouraged other mothers to do the same, but instead, a user taught her a lesson with one comment. We wonder if anybody called the cops on her for hitting her baby girl in public, moreover ever so often.
But Milk Gives You Calcium
Milk is a supplement every kid is made to drink in their childhood. However this poor kid, who is lactose-intolerant, was forced to drink up the milk every morning, only to fall sick. How else would he get his calcium?
Can you really blame the mother? Still, she could probably actually mix drugs or even poison the milk if she really wanted to kill her son. Just giving him milk will only make him sick to the extent that he would wish to die. Remember this next time, Momma.
Is My Kid Okay?
So basically, these parents called the day care 83,333 times, every hour, for 12 hours, to check on her child. The people at the day care would sure have a busy day, considering they wouldn’t even have a staff that could alternate between the calls.
Honestly if they were sensible, they’d just keep her call on hold and go on with their day so they both could be at peace. Anyhow, we hope they both had a great day. At least the child is happy.
Not Really, the Girl Is Busy Playing With Blocks
Can you really understand the point of refreshing a day care’s live feed 579 times to figure out if it is time to pick up your kid? If you’re anxious, go check up on her! If refreshing the tab could magically turn time, it could only turn it back, Mom.
Plus, your kid is busy playing blocks. So even if you end up visiting her, she will pick blocks over you. Wait for 12 hours and you’ll get a happy baby girl, no?
Decide Already, Mom!
This kid is in a dilemma. His mother cannot decide if he should step out of the house or not. So, he stays at home, only to listen to her crib about why he doesn’t go out of the house.
But the minute he steps out in the open, the mother, who is aware that her son can take care of himself, is worried about him getting kidnapped. Is it really the son or yourself that you are worried about, mother? Because he is sure that nobody wants him.
The Zombies Would Reject You Both
This Mom is worried that her son forgot to take his phone and that there might be a zombie apocalypse in the evening. Well Mom, there is no need for worry, for the zombies wouldn’t want either of you.
The zombies will reject you for the fact that you thought there would be a zombie apocalypse. They would also reject your son because he forgot his phone, so his brains are of no use to them either. Hence, don’t worry mother, you both are safe.
Go Check a 101th Time for Good Luck
Since the Mom has already checked on her son 100 times, a 101th time couldn’t hurt. Moreover, 101 is said to be good luck. This time when she goes, he might probably wake up and they might get closer than ever.
She could then brush, bathe and poop with her baby side-by-side. Let the ultimate mother-son bonding begin already! Wake up son, Momma has plans for you. You’ve slept enough already. Now she’s worried about you more than she ever was.
Make the Home His Playground
This Mom has one of the fears which are more real than ever. With the evolving generation, people have lost trust on one another. Especially when it comes to kids, they do not wish to take any risk with the neighborhood.
Maybe this mother could try bringing the experience of playing football in her house. Lay some grass, make a net and raise more kids to create a team at home itself! Such a simple solution. She was probably worrying about nothing.
The Kid Who Rebelled
Hey Mom, I’m your kid, not a property that you invested in. Go tell the real property you bought to dress properly, not stay out till late or have drinks. I’m a human and I take my own decisions.
This is probably what is going on in the kid’s mind. Still wondering what did his mother say or do though that he broke and demanded it to be stopped already. Good luck either way kid. Hope you find the peace you’re looking for.
As a kid, this mother could not fathom the fact of other kids being home-schooled. She probably was among the lot who made fun of those kids. However, the role has been reversed when she actually turned a Mom. Now she can not even think about anything other than home-schooling.
Can you wonder how her kid will react? No matter how you look at it, the mother definitely has called trouble for herself by spilling the detail on social media.
What About Peace of Mind?
Looking at three children argue and bond is probably the cutest thing in the entire Universe. This mother does not want to let go of the feeling, to the extent that she does not leave the house.
How about thinking about the times they fight loudly, so you could leave the house and get away from the craziness for once? Unless you are Phil from Modern Family, forget being every child’s favorite.
Look at the World Burn
This Mom really needs to pick a date and try something new. She should look away and let her kids be. Even if they did actually burn the world but with her by their side, she could be their superhero swooping into action who saves the world from burning.
And please, leave them at home only since it reduces the chances of them burning the neighborhood. They could also socialize so well from home. Who even needs a neighborhood? That’s just a farce, no?
Leading a Dog’s Life
The title has two meanings – one being that the couple is probably leading a dog’s life at the moment and it also has to do with the fact that the husband deals with dogs on a daily basis.
In fact, the couple is so confident about their hands-on skills with dogs that they have decided to go ahead with circumcision during home birth, because how different can it be from cutting a dog’s ears or tail?
Too Lazy to Bring Store Milk?
Moms certainly have an obsession with breast milk. This Mom has just proven that obsession right by being too lazy to bring store-brought milk to make cookies for her colleagues.
In her defence, breast milk is healthy. Her nature as a mother has been bubbling, so the husband and the world should excuse her for caring about them. If she wants her colleagues to take her breast milk, they will. No two arguments on that. It keep her kids healthy, for God sake.
This Mom has her priorities set straight. After all, how can a girl, who is in her second grade, be suicidal? The teacher being concerned is fine, but going to Las Vegas comes just once-in-a-lifetime. How could any Mom miss that opportunity?
Think if this were your mother, who didn’t think the situation was serious even after the little girl was in the back of a police car and taken to a hospital for testing, for hours. And then you’d say your mother is the worst!
The Case of the Evil Doctor
It is extremely tough to decide whether to empathize with this mother or tell her the truth. We’d love to meet this ‘evil doctor’ she once trusted. If he really has vaccinations that could turn kindergarten kids gay, could he please make vaccinations that would turn mothers into happy humans? However, this mother wouldn’t trust vaccinations anymore.
Forget Summer of 69, bring Summer of 2004 again, so this mother would stop the vaccinations and live happily with her straight daughter.
Two Sides to a Story
A mother uploaded a photo of her breastfeeding her four-year-old son in public. While she assumed it was normal, the Mom received backlash for the act too.
A ‘concerned’ dentist bashed the mother for pampering her four-year-old in public and affecting his teeth health in the process. She suggested the mother to give her son the nipple of a bottle instead. Better yet, she asked the mother to give her son a sipper, which the little boy can even carry to school.
The Ignorant Mom
James is the ideal man for this mother. He probably is the definition of angel for her. In real life though, James, as his friend claims, was the exact opposite of that.
Moreover, this mother believes that James got HIV from taking the flu vaccine. Her three nephews, on the other hand, got autism after taking the vaccine. God lady, decide whether the vaccine gives autism or HIV! In either case, people, taking a flu vaccine is dangerous, so stop right away!
Why Does the Chilli Taste Different?
If you think your parents are mean, say hello to these parents who add you-know-what into food. Their favorite food when it comes to adding human waste is chili. Don’t worry, it’s just like eating dirt, nothing that gross.
The bigger question though is – how do these parents collect it and where do they even store it? How do they measure how much to use in food to not end up making waste rather than food. But hey, try this. The parents sure recommend it.
The Never-Ending Obsession With Breast Milk
Like we just mentioned, US women cannot get enough of how beneficial breast milk is. They have now ended up believing that the US government needs some of the breast milk to keep them healthy and alert at all times.
Not so sure if any woman working a Government job would be comfortable with the idea of drinking milk that has come out of someone else, though. But Moms can definitely give it a try, for the idea is a million-dollar one.