- 5 years ago
Yesterday marked 6 weeks until the wedding, and the day of my Bridal Shower. After speaking with several people invited, I knew that probably a lot of people wouldn’t be able to come, but I tried to remain optimistic. After all, I thought I didn’t even care about a shower and wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t even have one.
Turns out, I became a little more emotionally invested in having a shower than I thought. I was mentally prepared for a lot of people to not be able to make it, but I still woke up yesterday with a positive attitude. I got all pretty, did a last minute errand, and was on my way up to the shower when my phone rings.
It’s Mama Margarita, and she’s sick. I’m not sure why this took me by surprise as she is not in the best of physical or mental health, but my good mood took a huge blow. I found myself crying on the way to my shower as I counted all those who wouldn’t be able to make it. The weekend before I learned that all of my FI’s family had other plans that weekend, except his mom. But unfortunately by the time the shower rolled around, she had been sick for a week, and would be missing the shower to go to the doctor. (FI’s mom is never ill that long, so I really hope she feels better soon!) And now, the only family member from my side, was ill as well. Then on the way there I get another text from Fi’s cousin’s girlfriend saying she completely forgot and was at the movies.
The only people that were able to make the shower were the host, several of my amazing coworkers, and one of my personal friends. Because we knew in advance most of FI’s family wouldn’t be able to make it, the plan was for all spouses or boyfriends to be invited. They would hang out inside while the girls did Shower games for an hour or two, and then we would all party together. But, since so many weren’t able to make it, the boys were included in the games as well. AND, luckily my Fiance was able to get off of work early and come join as well! What was supposed to be a fun, girly filled day for the bride, turned into an awesome patio party for the bride AND groom, complete with cornhole, drinks, great food, and a lot of laughs.
In all – it didn’t really feel like a bridal shower, minus a few games and getting to open a few presents, but it WAS a great time; and was also one of the first times Fiance and I had gotten to spend time with couples who were on the same page in life that we were. We both had a great time, and even though all the people I thought to be closest with weren’t able to make it, I think Fiance and I have found a new circle of friends that have been right under our noses the whole time!
How was your Bridal Shower? Was it what you expected?