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I would like to see what everyone thinks of this. My fiance and I are going away to an island to get married. OUr parents and siblings are attending and anyone else who wants to come can come (their expense). My sister wants to have a bridal shower for me, however some people think it is not the "right thing to do" since we are not having a traditional wedding. Most of her friends (mid 20s) think she should definitely have one for me, while my mother thinks otherwise. Please let me know your thoughts!

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If your sister is set on throwing you a shower, she can pay for it. Since your mother feels it’s not necessary she can be an invitee.

Maybe your mother feels the expense involved attending your far-away wedding is enough on those involved. And those not involved due to finances or logistics shouldn’t have to feel ‘pulled in’ if it is a private affair.

In my opinion if your wedding is going to take place with a few intimate people, more private affair - go about the plans without indulging your sister in her wished to have a shower. Get married and let those that feel obliged to offer their congratulations when you return. Your sister can always have a welcome home party, small luncheon or dinner party later on.

Everyone’s circle is different in how they would feel. You didn’t mention what you, as the bride would like. More gifts are not that important. That’s the sacrifice in eloping, or getting married far away.

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Thanks for your insight. I guess you are right in that if people aren't going to be coming to the wedding why should they have to have the extra expense of coming to a shower. We are planning though on having a reception (not a formal one, more like a picinic style, we are going to rent out a pavilion at a local park) a short while after we return from our wedding. I guess then it is more appropriate that fiends and family share in our joy since we will then be married.
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I think a bridal shower is acceptable! We are having a destination wedding in March and my best friend offered to throw me one, but I live far away and can't travel, otherwise i would take her up on it! We moved 350 miles away from family and friends, so a destination wedding was more exciting than having everyone come here- either way people are gonna travel and stay in hotels, might as well be somewhere fun and warm! Have a shower, people would love to share in your happiness with you. It is not about money or gifts, is it? No, it is about your marriage.

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Thanks for the post! Where is your wedding at?

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We are getting married in Las Vegas, I have never been there and am a HUGE Elvis fan. We looked at the Graceland chapel in Memphis, TN and it was the wrong kind of cheesy. Also, with my job, i canot take off more than a week, so this is a honeymoon and wedding in one!

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