OH MOTHER! Just venting!
I love my mother so much! With that being said, she is driving me nuts! She isn't paying for any of the wedding FI and i are paying for everything ourselves which is totally fine and i completely understand! She thinks though that weddings only cost 100 dollars and that every engagement should only be 2 months long. We got engaged on christmas, we are in a wedding this july and my mom wanted us to get married this august! We both feel like that would be way to much going on and feel we wont be able to plan the kind of wedding we want in that short period of time. She has been giving me such a hard time about how much i paid for my photographer, she wanted my sister to take the pictures because in her words "Ill never look at the pictures so its not that important" but it is important to me and she doesn't get that. Where im going with all of this is that tuesday we are going dress shopping. My mom keeps lecturing me about how I should only spend 100 dollars on my dress because I will only wear it one day. I get her point to an extent but its hard to find a dress for that inexpensive. I dont want to go dress shopping and have to hear about how much i spend on a dress. Its my money I work hard for my money and never spend it on myself I feel like if I want to splurge on a day ive been dreaming about for years i should be allowed to with not feeling guilty. I love my mom so much she truley is my best friend (it probably doesn't sound like it from this post!) but shes so frugal and makes me feel so guilty about wanting a nice day! What would you do tell her how i feel and risk her getting mad at me (i hate confrontation) or just let it go and try to blow off what she says?