So my shower is tomorrow and last night my MIL called to tell me to bring along all the envelopes for the Thank You cards. MIL is hosting the shower and was nice enough to order matching Thank You cards when she ordered the invitations. I was confused and asked her why I would bring the envelopes. She said you put an envelope at every table setting and then everyone fills out their name and address, making less for me to do. I was shocked and told her so. She said she went to several bridal/baby showers this year and they all did it.
Has anyone heard of this? Is it normal at a shower and I'm just overreacting? I told MIL I thought that was awfully rude. If you are nice enough to come to a shower thrown for me, and go out of your way to spend your money on a gift I can't even be bothered to write three lines on an envelope and some nice words inside to express my gratitude? I told her I wouldn't be doing it and she said that was fine and my choice. I told her I would be insulted if I went to a shower and was expected to fill out my own address for the Thank You card. You knew my address to invite me to get a gift but to send Thank You cards it's too much work for you to get that address again?