|Kind of ranty, kind of advicey
||[May. 11th, 2008|12:00 am]
The Question Club
How do you go about telling somebody that they're being too pushy? Namely, a parent?|
Long story short, I was planning a simple reception to celebrate my upcoming wedding; I had a cute cocktail dress all lined up, but my mother decided that it wasn't formal enough. So now, I have an actual wedding dress hanging in my closet. It's a simple one, but it's still a wedding dress. I had planned on getting a small 3-tiered white cake, nothing fancy. Instead, now there's this monstrous hunk of pastry in the works, decked out with flowers and lace and god knows what else. There are personalized cake knives and servers, centerpieces, engraved champagne flutes, and about 350 guests.
I know she just wants to make it special for me, but she's driving me insane. She's calling me at least twice a day with ideas/suggestions/notices, on my cell phone and work phone. She's paying for everything as well; I feel bad when I get frustrated because of it.
TQC, how can I rein in my mother? This is out of control.