I don't want to make my aunt and uncle feel bad
Even though my wedding is a long way off I'm trying to think of the best way to handle this situation. My aunt and uncle have very little money. There are some issues (she has paranoia and he is on the autism spectrum with Asperger's) and the little money they do make from her social security/disability and his part time job doesn't go far. So, not only do I not expect gifts from them, I don't want gifts from them because it would mean taking away from the little money they already have. Although this will go unnoticed at the wedding since there won't be any opening of cards or gifts at the reception, how can I go about not making my aunt feel uncomfortable at my bridal shower because gift opening will be happening there? When we do the family gathering on christmas we've stopped taking time out of the day to open the cards and the gifts because they used to always spend money on gifts for the niecs and nephews when they knew there was going to be "present time" but I don't think we can skip opening gifts at the bridal shower. Any suggestions? Do I give her a different shower invite that does not say anything about a registry? I don't want her to even spend $5 on me as they absolutely cannot afford to part with any of their money.