Mum won't let me make my own decisions. It feels as if because my parents are paying, she thinks she can dictate. We have only just started planning and it's already hell! Any advice on how to deal with her?
Maybe express to your mum that whilst you are extremely thankful for the money for the wedding, what she currently has planned isn’t quite what you had planned. It is your day, if she doesn’t get the hint from that, make it plainly obvious to her your thoughts. If she still won’t budge you may need to make a decision of going with what they want or refusing to allow them to pay x