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7 ways to keep “Momthulhu” from hijacking your wedding plans

Before the Bridethulhu, there was the Momthulhu: wrecker of peaceful wedding planning, stirrer of pots, and thwarter of offbeat ideas. Maybe you have one? Maybe your partner does?

If you have a wonderful-but-at-times-overbearing mother involved in your wedding planning, here are seven ways to keep your beloved Momthulhu appeased and contented:

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The Wardrobe Shop has the vintage-styled dress of your Downton Abbey dreams

If I know you guys at all, I know that you’re crazy about all things vintage. I know that you especially love vintage-style fashions. And if you combine all that with a (totally healthy!) love of Downton Abbey, I know that you are going to flip over our newest sponsor The Wardrobe Shop.

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The wedding industry isn’t targeting you… it’s targeting your parents

One thing that my time working as telemarketer gave me — other than a very black conscience — is understanding about how different generations process and interpret media.

We spend a lot of time here laughing about the Wedding Industrial Complex, and we should, because it’s fucking hilarious. But it’s not really directed at us. It’s directed at our mothers.

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Wedding weight loss: fighting pressure to lose weight for your wedding

All of my anxieties about my mother scrutinizing my weight all through the engagement process (“No wedding dresses are going to look attractive on you if you don’t lose a good 40 pounds!”) makes me almost not want to get married at all. How do I deal with it? How do I tell her to back off without pissing her off or giving her a brush-off answer?

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Damnit, my mom was right… (don’t tell her!)

I knew that weddings were expensive, but I thought the expense was attributed to pricey perks like dresses made out of Swarovski crystals and 500lb twelve-tier cakes, not the sheer cost of simply feeding your guests. You know who did know some of this stuff? My mom.

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Ignore them, but smile while you’re doing it: the sanest advice you’ll ever hear from a mother-of-the-bride

OBT member LOLBear made my little heart swell with “awwww” when I read her post on the priceless wedding advice she received from her mom. I think we all could benefit from some good mommy advice. -Megs