Bridal Showers: Q & A: To Attend or Not to Attend a Bridal Shower, what's proper


Q. My future Mother-in-Law doesn't want to attend either of my two bridal showers because she won't know anyone. Is it inappropriate and meant as a deliberate insult for the Mother-of-the Groom to tell you she's not going to attend either of the Bride's bridal showers? Is it proper etiquette for the Groom's mother to attend? 

 
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A. It is the prerogative of every invited guest to choose to attend or not attend a shower. There could be several reasons why she doesn't want to attend.  She could be shy, she may feel uncomfortable around strangers, she may feel inadequate in the presence of your family and friends, or any number of other reasons.
 
You may be able to enlist the help of a relative or friend who is also invited to invite her to go with them so that she knows someone.  One of the hostesses might also call her and ask her to help in some way, even if it is only to get a list of addresses from her, then tell her that they are looking forward to meeting her.  If she still refuses to attend, that is her choice. 
 
Since you are going to have to get along with her for the rest of your life, I suggest that you graciously accept her decision.  Tell her that you are sorry that she won't be coming and let her know that  you will miss her, then go on with your plans.
 

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