I gave my invite list, for the shower, to the host. On the invite list, I have some people that are out of state and I know they most likely will not attend. These people include some of my bridal party, my Fiance's family (they live in GA and I live in NY), and a few family members of mine.
My aunt and cousin, that live out of state, paid for my wedding cake as an engagement gift. My mom looked over my invite list and said these two should not be invited because it will look gift grabby but I think it would be rude not to invite these two. For one, they are close family and secondly, they gave an awesome gift. I was wondering if I should either invited them, not invite them or invite them and put a note in their invitations saying something about not expecting a gift and if they were able, I'd love to see them.
I'm not sure which option would make them feel welcome but also understand that I don't expect anything. I do know bridal showers equate to gifts but I want to do the right thing.