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To bring DP's nephew wedding dress shopping?

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DP has several nephews, but one in particular is very close to us. He's 10, very interested in fashion, and is an absolute little Sweetheart. When we got engaged he was so very excited. The last time we visited their house, he had a list of wedding dresses to show me on his laptop. He had spent ages looking up dresses that he thought I would like and saving links to them. He and I spent a good 2 hours snuggled up in front of the fire while he showed me dresses he had picked out for me (they were all gorgeous and exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for, he has excellent taste grin). So, before we left, I asked his Mum (DP's sister) if she thought he might like to come along when I went dress shopping. She reckons he would love it and be delighted to be included.

My Mum was asking about dress shopping today and I mentioned that I want to bring him along. She laughed and said that it was a ridiculous idea angry. We won't be traipsing around loads of shops, my sister's friend owns a bridal shop, she is going to give me an appointment after the shop closes on a Sat evening, we are going to bring a few bottles of Prosecco, I'll try on a few dresses and we'll have a good old laugh. DP's nephew would love it. My Mum can't articulate why she thinks it is a ridiculous idea, but is very resistant to it, as is one of my sisters. DP's Mum has also poured scorn on the idea when I mentioned it to her. So AIBU to want to bring him along?

TheVictorian Thu 30-Jan-14 22:56:56

i would take him with you, as you have said he knows the types of dresses you are interested in and as you two get along quite well he could also offer some pointers on style/designs of the wedding dresses you try out.

WilsonFrickett Fri 31-Jan-14 09:55:08


ChameleonCircuit Fri 31-Jan-14 09:58:57

I'd take him and leave your mother at home!

Quoteunquote Fri 31-Jan-14 10:13:23

Take him leave the mother.

What a great child, I hope you need a page boy.

ginnybag Fri 31-Jan-14 10:23:26

Oh, take him!

Why not? He'll enjoy it, he's got good taste, and he's not invested in 'his' ideas of what a dress should be, but what will look good on you.

Sounds perfect!

And, yes... page boy?

ApprenticeViper Fri 31-Jan-14 10:37:38

I think YWDBU to not take him; he sounds awesome! The fact he spent hours of his own time shortlisting dresses for you to look at when you were next at his house is adorable.

Your mother on the other hand....hmm

specialsubject Fri 31-Jan-14 11:09:58

If he's interested and understands how long it will take, why not?

just make sure someone is sober to take him home.

kat0406 Fri 31-Jan-14 16:31:05

I would 100% be taking him with you, he sounds lovely! and I wouldn't worry about anyone else, you want him there, he sounds like he would be delighted to be there and his parents are happy with it so that's the main thing, and as you say, his enthusiasm will counteract any sourness on your DM's part!

TheVictorian Mon 03-Feb-14 14:41:26

op how did the dress shopping go?

Felyne Mon 03-Feb-14 15:38:51

I would take him if it was me, he sounds super. I bet he'd love to be part of the wedding party as well.

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