My Mother in Law won't respect any of my wishes. I've made a simple request that anyone who's being walked in (which includes her) to wear a long dress, no strapless and hair up. Because my hair is going to be down, and my dress is strapless. She went out and bought an 80's style party dress, she's wearing her hair down (almost the same style as mine) and cut her dress to just below the knee. This is gonna look horrible in pictures. She literally won't respect any of my wishes and even told me to not do my centrepieces the way I want them.... I'm honestly so sick of it and don't know what to do??
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Both my mom and future MIL asked me what I preferred for them to wear. I told them I just want them to feel confident and beautiful on our wedding day so I didn't give them any specifics. I want them to enjoy themselves. It's not just about me. Their kids are getting married and it's also something parents think (dream) about too. If you are really worried about it perhaps offer to buy her something that fits the style you want. There could be other reasons why she picked out the dress she did. Maybe it makes her feel gorgeous and confident. I doubt she would purposefully pick out something ugly just to annoy you. My biggest recommendation would be to talk to her. Either one on one or with your fiancé. Try to see it from her perspective first and then try to come up with a reasonable solution.