Post # 1
A friend decided to throw me a bridal shower, which is very sweet of her, but there are going to be hardly any people attending and now I want to just have the whole thing cancelled. 🙁 My family an 8 hour drive away so none of them are coming (which I knew and expected but it still stings to not have my mom or sister there) and my friends are busy or traveling that weekend too. My FI’s family might show, but I don’t know if they will yet.
I’m just venting here because I’m not looking forward to this event – and having people wonder why so few are attending the party.
Post # 3
Hmm that could be awkward. Who does your friend want to invite? Maybe she’s got a group of friends in mind? You could also ask your FMIL or maybe a FSIL if they think it’s a good idea.
Post # 4
Hi Cali Cat,
You could be me! I live a thousand miles away from my immediate family, and my cousins are all about 2 hours away. I did a late shower — my wedding is this Saturday and my shower was this past Sunday — so my mother could fly in and attend. There were only about 16 people at my shower, and it being a holiday weekend, I expected a low turn out. As soon as I got in and saw the small crowd, I got insanely nervous, so I ordered a glass of champagne and knocked it out in about 2 seconds. I felt super awkward and lame at first, but after the drink and some shower games, it was a ton of fun. My suggestion is that if it’s a small party, don’t have it in a large space. I had a whole empty table and I was MORTIFIED! If it’s just a few of you, have the shower in someone’s home and make the most of it! Good luck!
Post # 5
@Bhotel21: Well luckily it IS supposed to be at someone’s home. I know of two people for sure that are coming besides myself and the host. I guess worst case scenario we just have some fun sitting around talking and drinking champagne.
@AlwaysSunny: She invited all the women that are invited to the wedding – but half the guestlist is my family that can’t come. The rest are 7 or 8 friends and my FI’s family.
I think the issue I have is that my FI’s friends and family have money and won’t understand why none of my relatives didn’t make it to the party. In their circle it is no big deal to fly somewhere for the weekend. For my family though, it IS considered a big deal. They wouldn’t want to come to the bridal shower AND come to the wedding all in the same month.