So my MOH sent out invites to my bridal shower last week which she graciously was excited to host and throw. Today, my future mother in law started asking my fiance who from his side of the family was invited, because she got her invite. My bridal shower list consists of my friends, my family, his mom, sister, aunts and a some of my fiance's female friends (who always invite us to their events like baby showers, etc). There are 40 people invited. What really irked me today is my fiance's mom started asking if certain people she knows were invited, well specifically speaking, my fiance's little sister is also getting married this summer and so his mom was wanting to know if I invited his sister's future in laws! I thought that was so strange! Mind you, I do know them and I am happy to invite them to our wedding but when I sat and thought about who I wanted to my shower it was my close friends, family, and his close family.
It's not to say that I would that I would want to exclude these people from my bridal shower, in fact I initially did think about inviting them, but I explained to my fiance that I made the list also keeping in mind that costs do add up per person as well and it is in a private home, so I also am trying to be mindful of numbers.
So, do I extend the list to include these 3-5 other people and make my future mother in law happy or just explain my reasonings?