I need your opinion on something. Is it weird if my mom throws my a bridal shower? I know it's traditionally frowned upon for family members to host the shower as it can seem like a "gift grab". But I was talking to my mom one day about how I was a bit sad that no one offered to have a shower for me (because it makes me feel like no one wants to celebrate the fact that I'm getting married, for some reason) and she offered to do it.
My bridesmaids aren't able to do it because the one lives on the other end of the country and I won't see her until we're in the Dominican, and the other one is a student and is short on cash so I'd hate for her to think I expect it. No other friends, family or relatives else has offered.
I don't really want gifts and don't like the idea of opening gifts in front of people, so if my mom hosts a shower I would request no gifts. I just like the idea of getting together with some ladies to celebrate the fact that I'm getting married.
Any opinions and advise would be great, thanks!