Is the groom's mother's niece expected to go to the bridal shower?
So, family riff has happened as the groom's mother is upset that her niece(who already told her she was not going to make it) did not attend the bridal shower. The rest of the family was unaware of a tradition that the groom's mother's niece is to be there. Is this expected?
- Anonymous7 months agoFavorite Answer
Since there's no family tradition that cousins are "supposed to" attend showers, the only possible conclusion is that groom's mom is a nutcase. Don't engage the crazy.
This shouldn't have turned into the landing at Normandy. If she gets her panties in a wad, she needs to talk to her niece. Nobody else should even comment, unless they're politely asking her to shut her piehole.
- LitaLv 66 months ago
The only ones expected to go to the bridal shower are the ones who are being showered with gifts. There is no tradition that the groom's cousin, his mother's niece would be his cousin, has to be there.
- AthenaLv 77 months ago
SHe can be invited, but is she in the wedding party otherwise?
- Beverly SLv 77 months ago
Not expected, no one is EXPECTED. But most family of both bride and groom do get invited and do go. However it sounds like grooms mommy should be the only one who would be upset & should only be upset with her niece... who had already told her she couldn't make it.
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- GEEGEELv 77 months ago
If she so desires. It's an invitation, not a court summons. Have no idea what tradition you speak of, but the groom's mother needs to get over it.
- Anonymous7 months ago
1) The guest list is at the host/hostess's discretion.
2) An invitation is not a subpoena.
3) The groom's mother is out of line.
4) It's "rift" not "riff".
- KellyLv 77 months ago
Grooms mothers niece aka the grooms cousin is welcome if she is invited. However like any other invited guest, attendance is optional.
I'm not in a rift with my cousin who got married this weekend and while I was invited to her shower... I did not attend.
- sunshine_melLv 77 months ago
If someone's invited to an event, but can't make it, then that's all there is to it. There's no requirement that everyone invited has to attend, irrelevant of their relationship.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Of course why do you ask?
- UserLv 57 months ago
Isn’t she the groom’s cousin?
- 7 months ago
If she’s invited then I guess it would be ok