Post # 1
so orignally my moh was throwing a shower at our church in april. last night fiance’s cousin and aunt told him they want to throw me one. how do i do two showers? should i tell moh just to invite friends and my family while aunt and cousin invite that sides of the family? satuday nigt we are having a huge family dinner.. hopefully the aunt and cousin talk to me about their plans so i can understand it… my first wedding i didnt get a shower, so this is all really strange to me..
Post # 3
It’s okay to have 2 showers if the guest lists don’t overlap.
Post # 4
I actually ended up with three showers: one for my family and family-friends (aka, my parents’ friends); one with my husband’s family and family-friends; and one with my girlfriends.
Post # 5
Two showers is fine! Sometimes it’s easier than getting certain members of divorced family to sit in the same room together =x
Post # 6
@sailor: Ditto. It’s perfectly okay to have more than one shower, you just have to make sure the guests lists don’t overlap. They way you are thinking of dividing the guest list – friends/your family and your FI’s family – sounds perfect.
Post # 8
i had 2…i’m from the west coast, and my wedding is out there too, but i live on the east coast, so one of my bridesmaids threw me a west cost shower in December when i was home and my MOH is throwing me one at the end of this month out here….aren’t we spoiled?? i agree with PP- totally ok as long as guest lists don’t overlap (with the exception of mothers and bridal party, but make sure you expressly tell them gifts are not necessary!)
Post # 9
I’m having three showers (yikes!) and the people throwing them just did a conference call and divided up the guest list. The way it worked out each shower will focus on different groups of people (friends, his family, my family).