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Is it Baby Shower/Wedding Season???

October 5th, 2008 at 11:56 am

Too much going on in so little time.

September, October, November and December :

I was getting ready to go to a wedding in December for one of my friends from HS. I am going to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Next week I'm driving about an hour away to get the dress altered. I've been working out and sorta dieting too.

I just received an e-vite - this morning for a wedding next week (I guess she is pregnant). This is next Sunday, right before I scheduled my vacation.

I have been to one baby shower in September and this month I'm invited to three more.

There's one for my coworker, a sister in law and a friend I haven't seen in about a year or two. It's funny about the last one - I haven't spoken to her in 1- 2 yrs, she hasn't even called/emailed to tell me the news. If I'm getting a baby shower notice, she must be about 8 months along. We were supposed to be good friends. I must not be that important anymore then. Just yesterday she emailed me a link to their baby registry at Target.com - no note or other details in it, just one of those automated delivery notices. She just sends the link to the baby registry, no phone calls, nothing. So technically, this is not a baby shower invitation - I guess she wants us to send her the stuff on the list. I don't know but, I find this in bad taste ... I think she has a lot of nerve.

Judging from the list of stuff on the registry, it looks like it's going to be a girl. They already have one girl - can't they use the stuff they had for her?

I don't know if I can afford all this right now. I didn't even put anything into savings this month because I wanted to take a big bite out of my cc bills. Now I have to get gifts for all these people???

5 Responses to “Is it Baby Shower/Wedding Season???”

  1. anonymouse Says:

    No, you do not have to get gifts for these people. Buy for the people that you are really close to. If you really can't afford a gift then offer a gift of your time. Help to set up the nursery or offer to babysit. If they're dear friends to you they'll understand your financial situation.

  2. sillyoleme Says:

    I agree with the previous comment, don't feel like you have to give your hard-earned money as gifts to all these people. I would try to attend the baby shower of your SIL, because she is family, and maybe your co-worker, depending on how close you are to her. But the friend who is just digging for gifts, I'd send a card and forget it. Especially if she can't even call to tell you the news or invite you!

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    I certainly wouldn't buy a gift for the "friend" who emailed you the registry. You haven't spoken in some time! Send a card if you want to congratulate her on the new baby. Go small but meaningful on the other gifts. I love giving a nice children's book or a piggy bank for babies. These will be quite useful before you know it.

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    Wow that friend sounds like she's not a friend anymore. The way that you described things makes me think that she's just looking for a gift. I know you might have good memories of your friendship, but I'd keep the memories and decline the invitation. I agree with the others, just send a card.

  5. ME2 Says:

    1) I don't think there is a "baby season"

    B) IMO, generally, "wedding season" (not wedding showers) is May thru September. Those are the TRADITIONAL wedding months. Obviously, June is T H E wedding month, once again, tradionally. However, one can get married anytime they want.

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