To bridesmaid or not to bridesmaid that is the question....
I'd appreciate views on this one please. I have one niece who is 14 and can't decide whether or not to ask her to be my bridesmaid. On the one hand I think it could be nice - we don't live close to each other and because I hardly see her, don't really feel like I have much of a relationship with her. It could be a nice opportunity to build a friendship with her. However, she is very moody and can be quite stroppy. I don't want my wedding day to be ruined by that, or be about having to passify her. I know that she has always wanted to be a bridesmaid, but I wonder if that was something that she wanted to do when she was young, and I guess it would add another £400 or so onto the bill which is another consideration.
I hope this doesn't come across very cynical, but would appreciate thoughts on what you think I should do. I've spoken to my Mum and she thinks I should ask her, but my sister thinks I shouldn't. I'm 50/50 to be honest.