Anyone regret not having a bridal shower? FSIL offering and not sure what to do

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 16
3545 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

llamadelrey :  Our wedding experience was a whirlwind… I went from trying to plan an intimate, immediate family only wedding to wanting to elope, to getting married on Good Morning America with less than a week’s notice, which ended up being a destination version of the immediate family only wedding that I wanted. With the lack of time, we didn’t have any pre-wedding festivities like bachelor and bachelorette parties. After we returned home, my Mother-In-Law insisted on throwing us a shower. I told her it wasn’t necessary, but she refused to take no for an answer. It was smaller, I only invited my immediate family and a few of my best girl friends, and the rest was my hubby’s side of the family. The guys did a brewery tour. It ended up being very nice and we got some amazing gifts. I kept the registry small and affordable, with a few big ticket items that we weren’t expecting to get, but our families were incredibly generous. It was nice getting to upgrade because we had just bought our house earlier in the year, and were using hubby’s old dishes, towels, etc., so we were grateful to have new houseware items sooner than we anticipated. No one can tell you what to do, but I would totally take your Future Sister-In-Law up on the offer. You can ask her to keep it simple, and you’re in control of what you register for, so why not? 🙂 

Post # 17
119 posts
Blushing bee

llamadelrey :  If you are worried about the two families being difficult together, I don’t see a problem with having your future SIL throw something small for that side of the family. You could always do something else for your side if you are worried. Or just invite the immediate families from both sides but not invite any extra guests to keep it small.

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