Trying To Redress The Situation

| Related | January 16, 2015

(I am currently planning my wedding, with the help of my fiancé. His mother wants to be helpful, but gets upset if we don’t actually need or want her help. I have just gotten fabric swatches in the mail for the bridesmaids’ dresses and she, of course, wants to see them.)

Me: “I think I am going to go with this color. It’s my absolute favorite shade of blue, and I am surprised they even have it! Not many places even have this shade of aquamarine.”

Mother-In-Law: “Oh, are you sure you want to go with that color?”

(Keep in mind that my mother-in-law helped plan her daughter’s wedding, so she thinks she knows how everything should be. However, her daughter is one of my bridesmaids and is super supportive of everything I have chosen so far.)

Me: “Um… it’s my favorite color blue, exactly what I was thinking. So, yeah, I want it.”

Mother-In-Law: “Are you really sure? That is such a hard color for people to pull off. It’s going to make [Daughter] look super pale, as well as the tan ladies look darker. It’s not very flattering.”

Me: “I am super pale, and I wear this color all the time. I think it will be fine. All the ladies are fine with it, too. This is the color I am going with.”

Mother-In-Law: *after a long pause, with her looking over all the samples again* “Well, I am sure it will look lovely on all the ladies.”

(Guess what? The dresses came, and the color worked nicely on everyone. I love my mother-in-law, but can’t wait for the wedding planning to be over!)

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