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Bridal Shower: Inviting Out-of-Town Wedding Guests to Bridal Shower?

Q.

I want to invite long-distance cousins (bridesmaids) and two aunts who live far away to my wedding shower. My mother thinks that is inappropriate and is only asking for a wedding gift, since I know they will be unable to attend. What would you do in this situation?

A.

It's not inappropriate at all to invite them. In this case, it's the thought that counts -- you wanted them at this intimate party of close friends and relatives to celebrate your upcoming marriage. True, the shower is devoted to gifts, but it's still a nice gesture to invite all the women you want there -- even if you (and they) know full well they can't come.


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