Post # 1
im like post-happy today. got another one…
who comes to a bridal luncheon? (not the shower, lunch the day of or daybefore the wedding) my cousin is throwing me a bridal luncheon the day before the wedding and we havent set a guest list yet, so im not sure who i should be thinking to invite
also – does the mother of the groom come? i had assumed she would but she just told me she’ll be too busy (it’s an out-of-town wedding, why she cant schedule it in 3 months in advance, im not sure). she just gave me a very generous gift, so im definitely not going to say anything, but just wondering if i should shrug it off or be disappointed.
Post # 4
Never heard of a bridal luncheon. How is that different from a shower? But if you are the guest of honor, then you don’t choose the guest list or contribute to the planning of it. It’s a nice gesture to invite the mother of the groom even if she isn’t able to attend.
I have heard of a bridesmaid luncheon however. But that is something else entirely and the bride plans it herself as a thank you to the bridesmaids.
Post # 5
i think it might be a southern thing. my cousin is throwing it for me, but she is like 75 (she’s actually my dads cousin), so she told me we’d talk about who to invite since she doesnt really know any of my friends or other family, and i wasnt sure what the etiquette was.
i actually am a little bummed that Mother-In-Law wont be coming. we get along really well and i like her almost as much as my own mother!
Post # 6
I am like you, not sure why she can’t plan it now…she does have 3 whole months! Maybe she will change her mind closer to the date. Anyhow, any bridal luncheon I have ever been to included the bride, Maid/Matron of Honor, bridesmaids, junior bridesmaid, flower girl (and her mother), bride & grooms mother, grandmothers and any readers or greeters (guest book attendant/ person who hands out programs). Basically any ladies that are important to the wedding day. Also if your FI has a sister that is not in the wedding, it may be a good idea to invite her.
Post # 7
yea, im not planning on a full luncheon but me and the important ladies are gonna go for manis/pedis and a cocktail in the afternoon the day before the wedding before the rehearsal. just my bridal party and our moms.
Post # 8
We’re having one, and it is going to be ladies in the wedding party, very close friends and all my aunts. But its going to be a bit bigger than most luncheons, I believe.
Post # 9
I’m planning going with my girls to get mani’s/pedi’s and lunch after our morning rehearsal the day before the wedding. I would also include mom’s if they’re available.