- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I’m really more amused than anything but check this out. My mom has been largely uninvolved since we announced our wedding plans.
Now that she has “come around” and is determined to go to the wedding AND walk me down the aisle, it’s a flurry of her “advice”.
According to mom:
We shouldn’t have the wedding in Iowa, but in “some other state” where it is legal and closer. Um, mom, we live in TEXAS. There is nothing “closer”. And certainly nothing less expensive!
We shouldn’t have the wedding in March. It’s too hectic for us since we’re students and doing this over Spring Break. We should have waited and had it in May after school was out. Besides, March is cold (which is the point! we LIKE cold and actually hope for a bit of snow on our day!). In fact, according to her, it’s perfectly reasonable at this time period to RE-SCHEDULE the wedding until May.
My son (18) should wear a white cummerbund and white satin tie (!?).
I should have grown my hair out.
There’s absolutely no reason for me to not adore sleeveless dresses. She does NOT get why I don’t care for them. I don’t need to add sleeves to my dress. I should just get a bolero. And why did I buy a sleeveless dress if I don’t like them??
I buy too many shoes and it is the source of my money stress (okay I AM on my 5th pair of wedding shoes but 2 of those were under $10 a pair and I will wear anyway with other things, two I got a refund on, and the final winning selection was only $30!)
My boys should rent tuxes as it would be cheaper (!?) than thrift store suits.
Our daughter (flower girl) should wear purple. Because it’s her favorite color.
You get the idea. Wow. A lot of this comes from her own admission that she never had a typical “little girl fantasy” about a big wedding. She was married twice; first to her high school sweetheart and she bought the first dress she came across downtown, this was in the late 50’s, and it was a white lace ruffly tea length dress her mom picked out. Second time around she wore a 2 piece ivory lace suit and was married at the NCO club (my father was in the Air Force and worked there) because she had a child and 2nd time brides didn’t “do” all that stuff. She never planned anything else or cared much about any of it. So she doesn’t “get” the whole big wedding thing. Yet she is still very opinionated on every aspect, after dismissing it as unnecessary. LOL.
She did ooh and ahh and say my dress was gorgeous though. 🙂