Myself and my fiance live about 3.5 hours from where I grew up, which is where my bridal shower will be held. I'll be up there that weekend also for my bachelorette party, and my shower is the next day. Often at showers, I've noticed the groom kind of pop in at the end to say hi, thank people, and help carry gifts, etc. I wasn't sure if this is mandatory etiquette-wise or just something grooms do to say hi to people. I'm wondering if mine should make this long drive to pop in to the shower for a half hour or if it's okay for him to miss it completely. He obviously isn't coming up with me for whole weekend or he'd be sitting alone at my mom's house while we're at my bachelorette. Of his family, only his mom and his sister will be there anyway since much of his family lives even further away. Thoughts?