So we have a slightly odd order of marital events. Long story short, my dad has stage four cancer and they are taking him off of treatment. I wanted him to be present at my wedding so my now husband and I had a small church wedding with just immediate family last month. We are still having the typical reception in the fall but I wasn't risking dad not being there.
Is it okay for my aunt and mom to throw us a "couple's shower" with family (all of which are invited to the reception) more as a way to congratulate us on our marriage now? They are using this as an opportunity to celebrate the wedding not to do the typical bridal shower thing.