Looking at you Rora since you seem to know the most about shower etiquette. But please, anyone else chime in as well.
1. How inappropriate is it for my sister to host my shower at my own home?
2. I feel like inviting people I know cannot make it (DH's aunts who live across country whom I have not met) is asking for gifts, even though I think it is polite to invite them. My MIL was just invited to one of their daughter's baby shower. Should the registry info be left out and if they feel so inclined to buy something they can ask?