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Posted by Robin Abrahams  February 24, 2013 11:06 AM

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... is online here. Everyone hates my advice to the first LW:

For a bachelorette party, we are planning on taking the bride out for dinner and drinks, and then getting a hotel room. The maid of honor just informed us that she?s planning on bringing her newborn, and she will be sleeping in the same room. She asked us if anyone objects. I do. How should I respond?

... but I'm sticking by it anyway. The kid stays at the party.

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