(Closed) FI's Family Won't Participate… Still Have a Bridal Shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should I have a Bridal Shower even if FI's family will be a no show?
    Yes! Enjoy the experience : (17 votes)
    100 %
    No! Save yourself from embarrassment : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am going through something similar- I want to have an engagement party & FI’s parents don’t think it’s a good idea because their friends are overwhelmed with parties. I have a hard time believing that it is such a bad thing to have another party. I do wonder if you’ll feel overwhelmed from all the events, but if someone doesn’t want to come then that’s on them.

    Post # 4
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    933 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @LoLo0113:  Your FI’s parents may change their minds when you actually go through with it.

    Post # 5
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    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Not a single member of my husband’s family showed up to my bridal shower and no one thought anything of it or tried to embarass me over it. Just have a fun party with the people that want to throw one for you. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If someone wants to throw you a party and you want them to- do it! Their attendance or lack thereof only looks bad on them. 

    Unrelated- do register at a national chain. Most bridal shower gifts are purchased the morning of the shower. If you only register for an online store you will end up with 12 crystal bowls. 

    Post # 7
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Fiance and I had a co-ed shower with all of my family and friends and his friends.  None of his family came.  Nobody except one of my snarky friends said a word about his family and he got to enjoy the experience.  I was also surprised that many of his friends had been to a co-ed shower before and had a good time.  Maybe something like that would be a good alternative so that he still feels included?

    Post # 8
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    None of Fi’s family came to my bridal shower except for his mom and sister. No one will make you feel bad about who did/didn’t come. Have the shower and enjoy the experience with those that do come 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Who cares?  They’re the ones that look like cretins for staying away, a bridal shower is so much more than gifts and finger sandwiches, it’s a rite of passage, a gathering of support and an exercise in happiness and joy for someone else…if they can’t get behind that there’s something totally wrong with them.  Get a cute dress, a hat (it’s like one of the ONLY occasions you can get away with wearing one), some fun shoes, eat some girly food, open gifts, play games and drink champagne punch!  It’s all part of it!

    Post # 10
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    9566 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think if you want one you should have it!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee

    I would absolutely still have one and enjoy it! If they think it’s silly, then they will just miss out on the fun! My aunts have been gracious enough to offer to throw one for me, and I’m thrilled! Even if there are 5 people there, my aunts are the queens of party games so it should be super fun. 🙂 ENJOY!

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