- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
First of all, showers are gifts. I’m well aware of this and am very thankful that my family is taking part in this. I’m not complaining about my family or anything of that sort. It’s more of an emotional post.
I’m incredibly grateful to be having two showers but I’m kind of upset that as far as I know, the only family shower I’m getting is from my Mom’s sisters. I was told that my Dad’s sisters will have to come up with something on their own because my Mom’s sisters cannot accommodate that many people. Great Aunts, cousins, long time family friends, and my FI’s family is 30+ people alone. -Both my Mom and my Dad’s sides are equally huge.-
I know I shouldn’t take any of this to heart but I’m a huge family person and with having not heard anything on my Dad’s side yet I can’t help but be a little bummed out. Not to mention that I need to give my Auntie’s the guest list and because I’m not sure if there will be a shower from Dad’s side I don’t know if I should invite my Grandma or not. She’s the only Grandparent I’ve got left (Dad’s Mom).
Who knows, maybe I’m jumping the gun. But the wedding is three months away and so far two showers are booked on the calendar with not a word about anything from my Dad’s side.
My cousin is going through the same thing so I know I’m not the only one. Her Dad’s side of the family never steps up to the plate when it comes to family functions, which means her baby shower is up in the air right now because her Aunt’s are pussyfooting around waiting for someone from our side to step up. My Aunt (her Mom) said to not say or do anything because it’s their turn to do something for their niece.
Do any other bees have one side of the family that do more functions than the other? Run into any issues with wedding showers or even baby showers?