Post # 1
I’m hoping some of you may be in a similar situation as me and can help me out.
My FI’s family lives 4 hours away and I’m wondering what typically happens in regards to bridal showers. Do I have just one and invite all the women on FI’s side of the family even though probably 99% of them won’t come? Does FI’s mother throw a second bridal shower for her side even though I have only met his mother, grandmother and one aunt?
Any brides have any advice on how to navigate the shower situation wil families that are far appart?
Post # 3
Unless your FI’s mom offers to throw something, I would not ask her to throw anything and I would have whoever is throwing your shower to send invites only to the closest (emotionally closest) female relatives of your Fiance so it doesnt seem a gift grab knowing that they likely may not come.
You can ask your FI’s mom if there is anyone she wants invited. She may say not to invite anyone due to the distance or she may offer to throw a shower. Wait and see what she says
Post # 4
You could ask your FI’s mom for her advice on inviting relatives. You can say something to the effect of “I don’t want to appear greedy and I was wondering what your thoughts were on who would be interested in coming to the shower”. If she is planning on throwing her own, she’ll tell you then.
Post # 5
ya those suggestions sound good. Is it typical for the Mother-in-law to throw a shower? I have only met his mom, grandmother, 1 aunt and 1 cousin.
Post # 6
@stargurl101: I know some do and some don’t. I don’t think there is any protocal though. It just depends on the Mother-In-Law