I'm an occasional poster of my BMB (D14) but have a shower question so figured I'd drop in over here.
A little back story:
My mother is hosting a baby shower for me. My MIL is quite a bit older than my parents, has no family locally other than DH and me, and is a full time caregiver for FIL, who has dementia. MIL will definitely not be hosting a second shower for DH's side/her friends. For my bridal shower, my aunt hosted and offered to let MIL add a few of her friends since it was a similar situation. MIL invited a few more people than I thought was appropriate given that she wasn't co-hosting/pitching in, but it all worked out alright.
We have about 30 people just on my side that are musts to invite. Plus I'd add a handful of girlfriends and of course MIL would be invited.
My question is: Is my mom obligated, or supposed to invite friends of my MIL? I feel MIL will expect to be able to invite her friends, but this might make the numbers too high for my mom.