My mom has already told me that she will pay for my dress but I have been insistent that I want to pay for my own dress. I have agreed to let her pay for part of the dress and I'll pay for all of the alterations if any are needed.
I have tried on dresses from 2 different places and have fallen in love with one at the second place. My mom likes the dress but doesn't like the darker underlay. It's a champagne color because I don't want a bright white dress. That's just not me.
We've never had the best relationship and she will always accuse me of being mean even when I'm just being stern about something. She liked a dress that I tried on that was a brighter white. I said I didn't like it for that reason. I have been very up front about what I like in the dresses and what I don't. Every champagne color dress I try on, she always says "I just don't like the darker color". How do I nicely say that this is what I want without her getting mad about it?