My older cousins are wanting to throw me a bridal shower. It's extremely sweet of them and of couse like anyone would be, I'm apprieciative and love parties. The only thing is.... I don't really have that many people for them to invite. My mother, my aunt-in-law (my mother and her hate eachother), a cousin-in-law I don't know very well, a cousin I've grown distant from, and another aunt-in-law I'm not close to. 5 people? Probably 4 since two of them hate eachother? I'm not a gift beggar and I'm worried if that seems like a small amount of people that its just going to make them feel very obligated to throw gifts at me. Should I say thanks but no thanks and explain why? Should i go through with it? What the heck do I do or say?
**UPDATE** I said thank you very much but no thanks. I told them the truth that i don't have many female friends and family that would come. I read around online and it seems like a lot of women don't like having them anyways. I think I'd probably fall in to that group. I love gifting to other people but it's really awkward to me (weird i know) to be gifted something so I don't think I'd feel to comfortable in the center of the room opening gifts. I'll just set up an empty table for optional gifts at the wedding and send out thank you cards to everyone. **But if you've been offered a bridal shower and its your thing...Have fun and enjoy it!