I just need to vent as my fiance is at work. Im struggling with my mother and our wedding. My mom is so negative about everything! I just want her to show her excitment and acknowledge the fact that I am doing as much as I can for this wedding DIY and at low budget. I am doing all of our centerpieces (about $300 for 24 + cake table and head table) All decorations for ceremony, STD's, invitations are coming free from our tuxedo rental place, am getting grooms tux free and renting 2 childrens tuxes for a total of $60 w/ one of those free as well (we have our 3 boys being ring bearers). Our guest list is 180 including us but that is just immediate family all that we keep very close contact with. I showed her a basket I got at target for a $1 and said youll be proud of me cuz I spent so little and all I need to do is paint it. I got " I could of gave you an old easter basket or something". My fiance and I have not asked for any money from her eventhough she has offered to pitch in $500. The other day I asked her if I could use $100 of it for a downpayment on our florist and her comment was "see I knew you couldnt afford this wedding". In no shape or form did I say I couldnt afford my wedding, I just understand she cant give me all $500 at once as that is a large portion of her weekly pay check.
My fiance and I have gone over our budget and guest list multiple times and decided we could really afford about $15000 but instead we are sticking to $10000 or under.
Thanks for listening to my rant, just needed to vent.