Hey y'all, September bride here! Recently my family paid for the rest of my wedding dress, and while I'm super stoked about it, something my future mother-in-law told me has been bugging me for a while now.
Let me start with this: ever since we got engaged, this is the dress I've been looking for and wanting. I finally found it at a cute local boutique, fell in love as soon as I put it on, and I didn't look back. The total (without alterations) ended up being roughly $1700. (I have included a link to a video featuring the dress: https://youtu.be/FlMqaGfWFcI )
At the time, I didn't think it was too much, since my grandma and I had a set budget of less than $2000. However, when I told my fiance's mother about the price, she said she'd beat the **** out of me (her words, not mine) for paying that much for it, and that I'd look good even in a paper bag, but I didn't need to pay that much for something I'd only wear once.
Now, I've got very bad anxiety (GAD), and ever since she said that, I've been depressed just thinking about it. And now that I'm looking at similar looking dresses that are less than $500, I'm more depressed about it and have since been this way for a few weeks. Tell me, is she right? Should I have gone cheaper? Like seriously, I've cried about it and it's gotten so bad to the point I want to postpone the wedding because of money...