I was a little put off by a baby shower invitation I received in the mail, today. One of my FI's friends is having a baby with his new wife. She moved here, and really doesn't have any family to speak of. I met her at their wedding a few months ago, and then I saw her, again, at a Christmas party. To me, only having met her twice, I thought the invitation seemed a little gift grabby. I don't have a lot of experience with showers: bridal or baby, but I thought guests of these events were supposed to be close friends and family of the girl. Maybe if it were a Jack and Jill party and my Fi and I had been invited, and her husband would be there, it wouldn't seem so weird to invite me. She also did some other etiquette blunders with her wedding invitation, like declaring it an adults only celebration, and naming where she was registered on the invitations, and stating that cash was perfectly fine. Ladies, am I being ridiculous, or does this woman seem like she is trying to get gifts from near perfect strangers? I felt kind of bad for her because she does not know anyone, in her new town, but I just thought it was poor taste to only reach out to me when it was time for her to receive something.