Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
Today is officially 8 months until the big day and I’m feeling pretty secure. At least that was true until I got a call from my mother this morning. She was wondering what I wanted to do about my bridal showers. Showers. Multiple. One for my friends on Long Island and another for my extended family and possibly his family (if they make the trip) in Albany, NY.
I’ll just say that I don’t love being the center of attention. I am planning a fairly small wedding to try and avoid exactly that situation. Now I have to be the “guest of honor” for at least two bridal showers?
I know that this sounds like I’m being spoiled. I really do appreciate that my family loves me enough to throw me multiple bridal showers, I just feel like it makes me look like a brat who thinks one shower isn’t enough. Each shower will only be 10-15 people and will be low key (at a restaurant or in my aunt’s backyard). Still, it makes me feel a bit stressed.
Is anyone else having more than one bridal shower?
Post # 3
I am having two. One will be in the area I am from, thrown by my Maid/Matron of Honor (followed by the bachelorette party that night). We are inviting 25 to that one and probably 18 – 20 will come.
Soon-to-be SIL/Bridesmaid is throwing me one in the town Fiance is from (far away from where I am from). That will be smaller, probably 12-14 people.
I do feel a bit uncomfortable just being the center of all that generosity, but I think it is sooooo nice of them to do so I’ll deal with it and send very nice thank you notes and gush over their gifts 🙂 That’s what they want! They all just want to feel a part of helping you build your new life together.
Post # 4
@FutureMrsWeston: date twins! Happy 8 months away! 🙂
I didn’t think I was having two until I found out my fiance’s aunt wants to throw me one too. So I’m thinking the one my family throws will be for wedding party, my friends and family, and his immediate fam, and the one the aunt throws will be for the opposite, his family (extended), and my bridal party, and maybe my immediate fam. But I’m telling everyone who goes to both to NOT bring me a present.