Post # 1
My Bridal Shower was thrown by my little sister, she is one of my bridesmaids. She, with the help of my mom and MOH figured out the guest list. It was a great turn out however my FMIL & FSIL didn’t come, didn’t even mention the shower…other than to FI saying we received invitations…
I guess my feelings were just hurt…is it normal for the FMIL not to come?
Post # 3
Is she local to where the shower was held?
My MIL wasn’t local and there were other reasons why she didn’t come but I do think it is weird that they don’t come, especially if you get along.
Try not to let it put a damper on your day though.
Post # 4
She wasn’t local, but she travels all the time. So i guess i assumed she would travel for that. Especially since I travelled for her daughters shower and wedding.
Still had a fabulous shower!!
Post # 5
My MIL didn’t attend mine either. She said that it was only for my young friends. I told her that wasn’t the case, but nothing changed. I was sad at first, but it’s no biggie.
Post # 6
I’m glad you aren’t letting it get you down. That does seem weird but just take it for what it is.
Post # 7
My MIL (who I love and get along great with) didn’t come to my “Bridal brunch” that my bridesmaids threw for me. I could tell she felt a little uncomfortable with hanging out with my friends who she doesn’t really know so when she asked me about it, I gave her an out. I don’t think it’s too odd and I’m not offended, I prefer her to be comfortable and not force her to be in unfamiliar territories that may make her feel awkward.
Post # 8
I think my FMIL would be uncomfortable with all of my young friends, my mom knows them all but I doubt that my FMIL will come (I will invite her of course) but I won’t be offended when she chooses not to come. I would not stress about it!