The mother replied:
Yes, I know that she was resisting but my close girlfriends really want to do this. I ask [The Groom] and he told me we could. I will get back to you with the details!
Am I wrong that this seems SO selfish? She and her cronies REALLY want to foist something on The Bride that she doesn’t want, so they’re just gonna do it. Translation: She has had to endure numerous showers for her friends’ kids over the years, so she wants to make sure they show up for hers and bring expensive presents. People are gross.