Setting Boundaries With Future Mother-in-Law

Group Therapy: How Do I Tell My Future Mother-in-Law "No"

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I recently got engaged to my fiancé, and I am incredibly happy. I have been having a great time planning with my fiancé, and my parents are also helping a lot. His mother is excited about the engagement too, and she is eager to help me plan. The issue I am having is she made some comments that made me think she expects to be invited to go pick out the dress.

Now, going to pick out my wedding dress is something that I have always wanted to be a special moment with just me and my mom. No bridesmaids, no maid of honor — just the two of us. I have been involving her in other things. For example, she came with me and my fiancé and parents to go look at venues, and I invited her to go to a bridal show in a couple of weeks.

My question is — should I let her know that I want dress shopping to be just me and my mom or just go and not tell her or what? I would be happy to let her come for fittings, but the initial trip I just want my mom.

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