I love his mom. I do, really - she's an awesome mom and a really nice lady. But I swear to God, if I have to listen to her shoot down my ideas one more time I'm going to freak out. Its like everything I come up with is a bad idea - I want to do mint green and lilac for my colors, she thinks I should do mauve (in a spring wedding, no less). I was thinking a candy buffet would be fun, she thinks it will be too much money (yet thinks the 900 bucks we're spending on a photobooth that her son wants is a great idea). I wanted to get married in one of the rooms at the mansion we're renting, and she said "the room was too short and I needed a longer aisle". She thinks I should do without chair covers because they're too expensive (the chairs are the same ones you sit in at doctor's offices and work. They need to be covered. The chair covers are only 1.50 per guest.) She thinks the photographer is too much money (2,500 for 7 hours, two photogs, engagement session, album and all proofs retouched and given to us on a high rez DVD with rights. She wants to give his sister a digital camera and let her do the pictures). She thinks the decorations are too much money, she thinks that to save time and cash we should have our GUESTS help switch a room over from the ceremony to the cocktail hour so we don't have to pay for the extra time rental!! She's insistant that we can do the entire wedding (and honeymoon, and wedding rings) for under 10 grand, even though she wants us to invite all twelve of FI's aunts and uncles (even the ones he sees like, once every two years) along with all their kids and their kids' kids - the fact that we budgeted about 15 grand (which is still doing it pretty cheap, I think) is blowing her mind. She's basing all of her wedding pricing and experiences off of her daughter's wedding from 7 years ago in Florida (and it was a beach wedding) so of COURSE everything seems more expensive. I think it ticks me off even more because she isn't paying for the wedding - if she was she could do whatever she wanted, but this is our money and our wedding! GAH!!