- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
I don’t really like bridal showers for many of the reasons discussed in http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bridal-showersmehhno-thanks. BUT my Future Mother-In-Law and mother really want to host one, and I’m picking my battles. (It’s not the worst thing in the world that someone wants to throw me a party. Also, even though I’ve been living on my own for 10 years, I’ve always relied on hand-me-down pots and pans, plates, etc. So it will actually be really nice to have some help building our home.)
So what’s the problem? I need help DEALING with this day. My mom and FMIL are inviting 100 guests (only 10 are my friends, the other 90 are close family — FI and I have very large and tightknit extended families). They are all local, so probably at least 75 will attend. I am not a natural with people and parties. I really hate being the center of attention, and while I’ll be thankful for each and every gift, I’m not the kind of person who can sincerely gush about silverware for hours on end. How can I make the shower bearable for them and me? Is there anyway to entertain these people while I’m opening gifts that isn’t horribly cheesy? (Usually during shower games I’m the one with the permanent eye roll). I know my Future Mother-In-Law and mom will compromise on anything BUT the number of people, so please suggest anything to make the day more fun and less cringeworthy!!!