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Why did I agree to this?

Ugh... so from the beginning I was having doubts about a bridal shower. I just didn't want one. 

I'm studying abroad up until a few weeks before the wedding and knew there wouldn't be time to plan one. Well, anyway, at Christmas time my Aunt said she wanted to throw me one this summer. I thanked her but declined.

Then my other Aunt called me up and told me to have one - it means a lot to my grandma etc. So I agreed.

So this shower is in full force and it's happening next week (just before I leave). It's been nothing but an annoyance so far. 

My ggrandma was offended that I registered.

Then just now, my FSIL (who I'm not the biggest fan of) and my BM just wrote on my wall: Hey bud, can you tell your aunt I am coming to the shower. I don't know who I am supposed to respond too.

I want to tell FSIL that AUNT'S NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS ARE ON THE STUPID INVITE! PLUS - YOU ARE A WEEK PAST THE RSVP DEADLINE.

UGH! Thanks for letting me vent. I just want it to be over. 
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Re: Why did I agree to this?

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    And you have reaffirmed my desire not to have a shower.
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    My advice would be to drink lots of champagne.
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    It's not just people in your age range that do this, for DDs first shower we had all kinds of middle to older age adults not RSVP to the hostess.  I ended up calling everyone (this shower was pretty much our side of the family) and asking whether they were coming or not. I was pretty offended at how many of my SIL's and friends did not RSVP and they all know better.  I think people just don't take it seriously.
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    Drink champagne or wine or whatever they're serving and smile, smile, smile.

    I have friends that don't know the concept of replying. I had to email two this morning. One can't come and she's a putz anyway, so I was a bit passive aggressive with her. I just said something along the lines of "I know some ladies had some problems with the phone number not working, so I wasn't sure."

    Another just forgot, but that's how she rolls. We love her anyway.
    9.17.2010
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