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Should I have to take FMIL dress shopping?
My FH wants me to take her, which is fine I guess, but I kinda only wanted to take my mom, sister, and 3 aunts. My mom's mom died really young so my mom didn't have her around for that so I know dress shopping is special to her, I don't want to take that away from her (or me)... I feel like it's one of the last things we're going to do that's just ours before I'm married and "not hers" anymore... But my FMIL has no daughters so that's why FH wants me to take her along.

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Posted On: Jun 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 10/06/2009
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Jun 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You don't have to take her. However, with all the horrible FMIL stories we see here, having a FMIL who wants to go along is kind of sweet. My suggestion would be to not to take her for your initial trips, but to add her to the party for the last trip--the one in which you select from among the two or three you liked best. However, that's just a suggestion; you don't have to do it.

Married: 10/01/2010
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Jul 04, 2010 at 12:01 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
When I shopped for my dress I only brought my mom but I brought my FMIL along when I picked it up from the store. She really appreciate being included. It seems like you will already have a large group coming with you. Maybe you can have her come along for a fitting or the final pick up.

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Jul 07, 2010 at 5:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
The less people the less confusion, if she really wants to go take her the fittings but not the searching. Value your mom opinion along with yours but too many can become stressfull. I dont see a reason bringing alot of people your dress should be a surprise.
 

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