We got engaged over a year ago and my FMIL and her sisters volunteered to throw us a shower. We had a call with her the other day to sort out some details (month worked best to have it, etc.). I was taken aback when she mentioned how it would be no friends and family only. My FH’s family is quite large and all close with one another, and she’s inviting all the female relatives on his side (I like them all so I don’t have an issue with celebrating with them). The thing is my family is quite small (I have no parents), only a couple aunts and some cousins I’m close with (7-8 total). I was hoping that my friends would be there as I have 5 female friends I’m very close with and have been like family to me over the years. Is it wrong to be disappointed that they aren’t extending an invite when 30+ of my FH’s family will be in attendance? Has anyone else had similar issues?
I would bring it up but she was quite firm on the her decision on the phone, and I don’t want to seem ungrateful (especially since the shower is the one thing we are not paying for). I love my FMIL and her sisters (FH’s aunts) and I’m very grateful that they offered to throw us a shower especially since I do not have a mom to do it for me but I was hoping I’d have the people most important to me there.