- 7 years ago
A lot people are getting married this year. Idk why, but they are. One of those people is FI’s cousin. She and I have only been around each other at a few family functions, and she added me on FB after the first time I met her. We don’t really talk on FB, we’re just friends on there.
Anyway, she’s already had two bridal showers (one hosted by schoolmates, and the other by her family). The most recent one was last Saturday. Future Mother-In-Law, FSILs, nor myself were invited to that shower, which was hosted by the bride’s family. FI’s grandmother was invited to it, though. It was a family shower. You’d think if they wanted us there, they would’ve invited us too, no?
So, FI’s grandma called Future Mother-In-Law a few weeks ago and asked if we’d been invited to the shower last weekend. Future Mother-In-Law told her no, that we’d never gotten an invite. FI’s grandma got off the phone, called FCIL, and said, “I won’t be able to make it to your September shower. Send me and (FMIL) and (FSILs) and (Pinksapphire) an invite to your October shower and we’ll come.” WTF?!
First of all, FCIL’s October shower is being hosted by the groom’s family. It is not for the bride’s family, and we’ll be the only ones in her family in attendance. Future Mother-In-Law and I DO NOT WANT to go! We weren’t invited to the family shower. The only reason we’re being invited now is out of obligation because FI’s grandma requested it. We haven’t even gotten an invitation to the wedding! I can’t afford to buy this girl a gift. I hate social events, especially where I don’t know anyone, and I’m almost positive this shower is going to either fall on the day I have a wedding to attend or my birthday.
At future nephew’s birthday party, FI’s grandma said to me, “You’ve got a shower to go to sometime next month. Be expecting an invitation.” I was like, huh? That’s when Future Mother-In-Law and I found out that we were getting an obligatory invite. This whole thing is just incredibly rude to me. I know I’m not wanted at this shower and I definitely can’t afford it right now…. not to mention I don’t wanna go. Future Mother-In-Law is now in the predicament of having no choice but to pick FI’s grandma up for the shower and take her there because she can’t drive and she doesn’t want to go alone. Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t wanna go without me and I know my FSILs won’t go because they don’t like their cousin (she’s a goody two-shoes). Rawr.