"The night before the wedding, my husband and I check into the hotel. We go downstairs to see the venue. I eagerly open the door, excited to see the ornate 12-foot-tall Christmas tree at the end of the aisle. Instead, there is a cheap plastic piece of crap tree that’s like 5 feet tall with five ornaments."
"You see, my mom suggested my husband and I get married in front of a Christmas tree (it was a Christmas-themed wedding) instead of under an archway. We loved this idea. She had me select a tree and decoration package from a tree rental company.
When I called my mom in a panic asking if this was the tree she had rented, she started gaslighting me. She told me she was never planning on renting a tree. That I imagined it. That I was spoiled for thinking she would pay for that."
"I hung up, cried my eyes out, and called my dad. My dad ended up going to Lowe’s, purchasing a 14-foot fake tree, and decorations. He decorated it all by himself and it looked fantastic. While he was setting it up, my mom had the nerve to tell him I was a brat (and other, much worse names) and she even hinted that she did it all to 'get back at me' because of a petty argument we had like a month beforehand."
"The wedding was beautiful. Especially the tree. However, that was definitely the worst thing that happened. I think the reason is, that it was a turning point. I knew my mom had issues, but I never thought she would let her issues impact something as big as my wedding day."
Aww, that's so bad.