Not that I don't appreciate it all, but why didn't you tell me that everything has strings attached?
If the dress has strings attached, guess what. I'm calling the lady, and she's going to stop the alterations and we're taking it back. We can not do the reception at the current planned location and we can move it somewhere else.
If you're worried about "making it up" or whatever, then pay her!
I can't even pick what I want without you two knocking it down! Since when did it become YOUR wedding, anyway?
Please don't think I'm not grateful. I am. Really. And I love you. Just....WHY does it have to be this complicated?