This could have gone into the 'Stop Helping' thread but, because it happened at our Wedding ceremony, I'm putting it here.
As is traditional, we provided corsages for the MOB and MOG. Just before we walked down the aisle, MIL came to kiss me and give me a hug. I noticed that she wasn't wearing her corsage. Instead, She was wearing the boutonniere intended for the Best Man.
Where was her corsage?
She had decided that my Aunt deserved it more than she did and had given it away. I'm left-handed and this was the Aunt who had strapped my left hand to my body when she baby-sat for me so that I would be forced to use my right hand for everything. There was no way she deserved a corsage while my MIL went without. Also, the discrepancy would have been noticed by both sides of the family. How could I honor my side so and disrespect the Mother of my husband?
The floral exchange that went on ten minutes before our Wedding was worthy of a Marx Brothers movie but Aunt understood and all went well.
MIL always wants to help but there are limits.