Post # 1
I guess I’ll just chalk it up to wife obligations.
This couple is one I’ve only met twice. Once at a party 2 years ago and on my wedding day. They didn’t come to our showers because we had two seperate family/close friends showers. Well now they are inviting all friends to their shower. I guess I feel weird because it DH’s buddy and his WIFE, yes wife- they are already married (civil ceremony befre he was deployed) and is surely to be all of the guys who know each other and her friends which I won’t know. I know I’m sounding like a major bitch for dreading this I just feel over loaded by social obligations lately! My wedding was less than 2 weeks ago, and I have THREE family childrens parties to attend between Friday and Sunday. Ugh. And I just ordered their wedding gift which was the same frame they had gotten us for our wedding, but I guess I’m picking up a shower gift. K my bitchings done!
Post # 3
go and have fun. you just might meet someone you can be friends with.
i guess i dont’ get all the bitchin about going to parties. vaginal exam, yah. but a party?
Post # 4
@roxymalone: LOL, in a lot of cases I’d rather go for a gyn exam than to a shower! I’m just not a small-talk/chit-chat/strangers kind of person, so I feel for the OP! And when I have a lot going on socially, I get overwhelmed, I need down time.
OP, I wouldn’t go personally. I would send a gift to make nice, but I’d be like “Oh, I’m so sorry, I already have plans that day.” Plans to be not at your shower, basically. I hate showers though, I find them boring. They aren’t really a party in my experience, they’re a sit-around-and-watch-someone-open-gifts marathon at most I’ve been to.
I have no shame about declining invitations I don’t want to go to.
Post # 5
Why get them the same gift they got you? They might think you are regifting it to them.
It seems that you are invited because your husband is? Sounds like a couple’s shower. Also it seems you were invited because they JUST went to your wedding, so they were thinking of you?
I’m antisocial and would groan if I got invited just because of that. But being antisocial, I then recognize that I’m lucky someone actually invited me antisocial ass to something.
Post # 6
I don’t think you should feel obligated to go! I know I sure wouldn’t!
Post # 7
@honeybee1999: let me clarify that:) It’s not the exact same frame, just very similar and same price. I thought it wa fitting since they bought us our wedding pic frame.
Post # 8
@Leemarie: Oh, okay. they might enjoy that, since they picked out something similiar for you.