Money and mother issues, what would you do?
Hello brides, I need some advice on how to deal with a difficult situation. Me and H2B are paying for our wedding ourselves, not once have we asked for financial support from our families nor has it been offered (despite my family being well-off). I mention this because we were struggling to pay for the wedding we originally wanted. My mother hasn't been particularly bothered about our wedding plans which surprised me as she loves H2B but I told her recently that due to mounting costs we are going to downscale our big day in order to make it affordable without putting it back. Close family and friends in our lovely local registry office and a nice reception afterwards. She has hit the roof, furious that I'm planning a small wedding, saying it's no way to start married life and I'm being ridiculous and acting desperate (she thinks I should wait longer and save up more) but after 7 years I am desperate to marry my man and I don't really want to wait! Why not have a beautiful day with our nearest and dearest, we're paying for it ourselves so surely it's our choice? I cannot see her coming round, I know what she's like, our relationship is strained at the best of times. Any wise words for me?