So... I keep getting invited to bachelorette parties that are Passion Parties. Is it just me or does this make anyone else uncomfortable? I would flee out of sheer embarassment if my BM's threw me one. Frankly, I am uncomfortable being pushed to buy items intended for private use with my fiancee when all my friends (and a lot of people I don't really know) are around. I feel crappy because I really don't wanna go and I have declined several invites because of these parties. Then I feel guilty because I'm a crappy friend cause I didn't go, and on and on. And another thing... when did a bachelorette party become a money/gift grab?! What happened to going out and having some drinkypoos and having fun without being pressured into BUYING something? I'm all for taking my bride to be friend out for a night on the town and paying for drinks for her and whatnot, I *don't* want to go hang out with my friends and be pressured into throwing money at sex toys... idk it seems weird to me.
And don't get me wrong, I'm not super-prudish or anything, I have purchased things before, in the comfort and privacy of my home.
I just got another invite yesterday. It kind of made me mad, here's the invite's wording:
"Just a note that my invites tell people to bring money instead of gifts for the bride to use toward what she would like for products on her wish list. We just put it all in a bag for her to use and they can put any amount in that they want and it's anonymous. That will also count towards the party total and help her win that trip!"
Does anyone feel like I do about them?