- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2015
Just looking for some advice here! My aunt will be hosting a bridal shower for me, which I am thrilled about – I understand it won’t be at her house but will be at a tea room in town (meaning she and my mom will foot the bill, so I don’t want to overdo the guestlist). Her and my mom want the shower for some of our extended family we don’t often see other than at showers but my girls will come as well (bridal party plus other friends, all of which my mom knows and some of which my aunt know).
However…I only want one shower. I have an insane job and really can’t block another weekend off at this point, plus of course I don’t want to ask my girls or others to put this much time into my wedding. I am trying to be understanding of time and money.
Fiance’s family lives far away (and we are doing a very casual wedding-type event there next summer) so I am not worried about them. But my parents are divorced and I have a super crazy blended family. I am my mom’s only child but I have sisters on my dad’s side, plus a stepmother and a stepsister, who I am pretty close with. Some of my sisters are also close with my mom even though she isn’t their mom but my stepmom and stepsister would be awkward with my mom and aunt.
So…do I invite all my dad’s side of the family (sisters, stepmom, stepsister) or only my sisters that get along with my mom? Or do I just not have a shower with them? I don’t want them to be insulted since I went to my stepsister’s shower just recently.