I think my mom was really upset I didn't want a traditional wedding with reception. As I've stated we're having a wedding and dinner reception in Italy in other posts. I am bad in crowds and feel uncomfortable being the center of attention. The destination wedding with just family, 14 total, was a way to have my dream wedding without an anxiety attack. And my fiance and I could be ourselves.I am still really upset about it. I still think my mom is trying to get what she wants for me instead of what I want for us. My fiance would be fine with a BBQ with friends. I do think we deserve something nice but not over the top. I still feel that the wedding in Italy, what I've been planning and paying for is the big deal!
Anyway, we agreed to let my mom throw an AHR. It's turning into what I don't want, a traditional reception where I am a dog and he's a pony...needless to say, we're on display to do parlor tricks.
I don't want this! This is supposed to be a supplement, a party for friends and family, not my wedding!!!
I feel like the wedding I've been planning is crap and her party is the big deal. I have tried emailing, calling, talking to her saying what I want and she ignores me. I am at the point where I am going to scream at her because maybe she'll listen.
Thanks for letting me vent. I'm open to suggestions.
I've decided to talk to my mom about all of this today. I am snowed in. It's about 20 degrees in Washington, DC and we're supposed to get 18 more inches of snow by 3PM today. We already got 32" last weekend. Now I know that is nothing for those who live up north but in DC, that's a big snow.
More to come, stay tuned.