My MOH had been planning a bridal shower near NYC for this spring. She already booked a place, and started putting a few things together. It turns out she just got an amazing chance to open an office for her company in Africa and will be gone during the time of the shower (and luckily back for the wedding!). I'm so happy for her, but you can't exactly host a shower if you are in Africa. None of my other BMs live nearby, and I can't exactly ask them to pay for a shower anyway. My MOH said she'd be happy to help plan if someone else can host (she is amazing). My mom offered to host, since she is nearby. I know moms aren't really supposed to host showers b/c it looks gift grabby. Is it okay to accept this offer? Most of the other BMs can come, but probably can't pay for it. My mom also offered to pay if the other BMs just wanted to "host". Is that a better solution? Should I just nix the shower?