Post # 1
Well, my bridal shower is this Sunday and I am really nervous. I always get nervous about things like this especially when the focus is me. I like to have a little attention but not be the focus. My parents are flying in for it because we all live in different states. Do any of you feel guilty or bad about your friends spending money to throw a shower? I am so grateful they are doing this. They are awesome friends!! I just have to keep telling my self that it will be fun!! Oh and I found out that my FI grandmother is not coming which I am kind of upset about. She said she might not come to the wedding either and his uncle might not come either to the wedding. They only live 45 minutes away. Well anyways, I hope they come to celebrate with us.
Post # 3
I won’t feel guilty. I loved the honor of throwing my twin sister’s bridal shower (she’d been asking for a Luau for our birthday for several years, so I decided to give her her own!). Yes, it was expensive, but I knew one day she would return the favor. Just like I will do for all my other bridesmaids when they get married.
As far as being center of attention, it doesn’t surround me in the slightest when it’s all people I love and know well. The exception is some extended family who I didn’t want to invite, but my mom insisted when we were discussing the guest list. Whatever, most live OOT so only a few are likely to show.
Post # 4
*yeah, that should be “it doesn’t BOTHER me”. not sure how I managed that typo… lol.
Post # 5
Try thinking about the individual people you will get to spend time with/talk to. I find that helps me. Instead of thinking “OMG, there are going to be 30 people there, and I’m the center of attention!” I try to think “Yay! I’ll get to talk to Aunt Jo, who lives in California.” Yes, you’ll be the focus when you’re unwrapping presents, but even then, people will be chatting with the girls they’re sitting with, and your attention will be on those closest to you. It will be fun–promise! (And definitely DON’T think about the people who have chosen not to be there! Let your focus be on everyone else showing up to give you love and support.”