Her response is that money isn't an issue for me like some of the other girls, so I have no excuse to not pay full price for my dress.
Woaah! If she gives you that line again, use the next EHell phrase (which you can save in your pockets - yay for pockets, I never carry a purse) and say "What an interesting assumption!"
Good for you for getting the dress at Goodwill! What a find! Glad that K is rational and reasonable and not a bridezilla. And good for you for using your EHell phrase "I'm afraid that won't be possible."
I think I'm going to have to start using that a lot more often with her! This isn't the first reference she's made to how much money I make/have, usually I just ignore it, my mom drilled it into my head that the easiest way to tell who has no money is to see who talks about it the most, so just keep your lips zipped. It really is none of her business, she knows the field I work in and knows partner and I live debt free, so she's able to deduce that between the two of us we have a decent bank account, but again...not her money, not her business (even my own mother stays out of my money).
This post was reminding me of the Dave Ramsey show even before I saw the bolded!
I've tried to argue with family members that it's not necessary to go out and buy something new for family weddings, or for my dad's companies events. That it's ok to wear something you've worn before.
I just had that very disscussion with a friend who was upset she was going to have to wear the same dress she wore to a friend's wedding (a few months ago) to the same friend's cocktail party. I told her "Michelle Obama does and so does Kate Middleton, are you honestly fancier then then the first lady or a princess?", she calmed right down.
When I graduated high school my grandpa decided to give me an entire Dave Ramsey set (book, cds, whole package thing). I was always careful with saving money, but boy that was an awesome graduation gift. I have friends who seriously cannot wrap their heads around the idea that I have no debt and that I only have one credit card (I use it for automatic bill payments). But what if you want something but don't have the money? Easy, I save up. Then I get to have it. And if I forget about it before I saved up the money (or I'm not willing to wait to save up money) clearly it's not something I really want.