I had sent my half sister a card asking her to be a bridesmaid in my wedding, but she had to decline since it's a destination wedding. We're not extremely close. Should she be invited to the bridal shower? Like most brides, I feel kind of awkward inviting anyone to the bridal shower that I already know can't attend the wedding. My mom says she shouldn't be on the shower guest list, but I'm looking for an unbiased opinion. My half sister just got an apartment, and is in college, so I know she doesn't have a lot to spare for a gift. I don't want her to feel obligated, especially since we hardly see each other.