I’m totally feeling your pain. I’ve been in anxiety mode for the last two weeks… I realized today that I have like 34 some odd days until the wedding… 34!!!! I still haven’t finalized my menu, I’m still trying to figure out my budget, and shi*** I don’t even think the lady has started my dress!!!
As you know Future Mother-In-Law lives here in town with Future Father-In-Law & they are weird cheap-skates about some things… It really drives me nuts to see them buying things left & right (brand new motorcycle, a trailer for the motorcycle, surprise car for birthday, new $2000 laptop when desktop is fine- doesn’t need it for work, just wanted it, etc) and they are being judgmental about how I am spending MY (not their son’s either- mine) money on this wedding. They haven’t and aren’t contributing a DIME.
Well she’s fairly involved in the wedding planning as your Future Mother-In-Law… I found out that my venue didn’t order new china & glassware as they said they would (the contract is vague enough that I can’t do anything about it), so now I’m having to pull $500 out of my butt for glassware rentals & china rental, in addition to the linens and other things. I would say screw it, but the stuff they have looks right out of huddle house/ waffle house- IHOP? They have water goblets & 6 oz wine glasses (and charge $4.50 each for house crap)- no high balls, no beer mugs, not enough champagne flutes- It’s a f’in disaster. She tells me that people won’t mind drinking out of a bottle of beer (which I don’t but some people in my family do), and that people that order mixed drinks won’t mind drinking out of a PLASTIC CUP! COME ON! PLASTIC CUP??!?!! WTF! Plastic cup to me = frat party. I’m trying to have a nice, elegant wedding and then I give someone a plastic cup? "Yeah, let’s get up on our tractor hun with our shotgun & git us sum ‘possum for supper baby!" Talk about classy. Isn’t it?!?
Well, so here’s my point. I have been shopping with Future Mother-In-Law to get her a dress and found one that was AMAZING, and looked so great on her, but decided after we put it on hold overnight that she didn’t want to buy it because it was "too much money". It was slightly expensive but LOOKED AMAZING. She says it is because they had to spend so much on FFIL’s suit (b/c they procrastinated when they were on clearance from last summer & had to pay full price for this season’s)… And now she wants to wear something with a floral print of pink and blue flowers with a background of white… she found this yesterday when I spent the whole day studying… WHITE?!?!? PRINTED??? WTF!?!? I know it’s crazy and neurotic, but the one thing I kept saying at all the stores, we are doing pictures and I’d like you to not wear a printed dress… solid, solid, solid, no prints, solid, hot momma, but no prints, yes, solids. NO PRINTS! Needless to say, I’m not handling the stress here all that well. I had that anxiety attack two weeks ago (bad I tell ya)… I’m getting less sleep each night and my weight won’t budge… Between stupid last minute wedding crap, my poor time management so all this stuff is crammed into the last month before the wedding & the stress of school being that I’m taking 21 credit hours and am failing neuroscience, I am seriously gracious to the makers of Xanax, as I would not get through a day without them. (LOL!)