Dear Carolyn: I have a petty problem stemming from a much larger relationship issue. Im getting married, and Ive not bought a dress because the thought of doing so terrifies me.
Id love to buy a colorful dress at the local thrift store and call it a day, but my mom has visions of me in a beautiful white gown with my hair and makeup done. I dont want to crush my moms dream my sister already did that when she failed to live up to my moms wedding-look expectations. I feel like if I dont let my mom dress me up, she will be hurt and remind us of it for years.
At the same time, Im just not comfortable with fancy bridal attire! How do I walk the line between my comfort and her expectations? Wedding Dread
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