Post # 1
Okay ladies, I need some advice. My Future Mother-In-Law and a close friend of mine have offered to throw me a bridal shower. I am very grateful for both of them offering me to throw me a bridal shower…..however, I feel bad about it. Both of them are very busy and my close friend has three kids and one being a really young baby. Not only do both lack time but I’m also concerned with the monetary investment both will endure to throw me a bridal shower. I know my close friend will endure a larger cost since she is the main host and I don’t think it’s right when she has 3 kids.
So….here is the thing. My Fiance and his best man who happens to be the husband of my close friend both want to go on a get away vacation which we can all use. My Fiance suggested the option of choosing a nice, needed vacation with our close friend and her hubby which is FI’s best man or the bridal shower.
What should I do? I’m leaning towards the vacation and Fiance is treating us for a spa day 🙂
Post # 3
If you’re leaning towards the vacation, then go for it! I probably would pick the vacation too, because I don’t like being the center of attention… or when people spend money on me when it’s not my birthday or Christms. A vacation would be longer too, and you’d probably enjoy it more than a party that’s only a few hours long.
Post # 4
@mepayne: Thanks for your input! I am the same as you, I really don’t like being the center of attention and in the Latino culture there isn’t such thing as a bridal shower. I was fine with not having one but I have had some mixed feelings about possibly having one. We would take the vacation a month before the wedding and I am sure we can use some time to relax and get away from wedding stuff.
Post # 6
So the option is to spend the money on your bridal shower or a vacation? are you having a bachelorette party?
Post # 7
Why do you have to choose between the two?
I don’t think there has to be a significant host investment to throw a shower. They could just do a cake/punch and do a hostess gift. Do you have several people that you would invite? I would welcome any gifts people want to give you. It’s only a little bit awkward when you open presents in front of everyone. I’d say do both!!