Friday, September 21, 2007
This weekend I have a baby shower to attend. I really dislike baby showers, wedding showers, bachelorette parties and the like. I am single 35 year old with no kids. I have been to countless showers, parties and weddings for people over the years, and everyone of them I have taken a gift. Now, I may never get married and I doubt I will have children, but nonetheless I always go to these parties. My question to you, is it ok to say no to some of these invitations and not send a gift? This month alone I have been to a wedding reception of a cousin I haven't seen in over 6 years, a friend's child's 1st birthday party and now the baby shower. This has been a slow month for me, I usually have at least 5 of these events per month. These things are killing my budget! My family is quite large, on my father's side, I have 52 first cousins, so you can imagine how many weddings and showers I have been to. What, if anything, do any of you do in these situations?