Bridal shower hosts – include all ELEVEN on invite?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What should I put for the host information on my crowded shower invitation?
    Hosted by Abbie, Betty, Candice, Deanna, Elizabeth, Francine, Gemma, Helen, Irma, Jackie, and Kate : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Hosted by the Mothers of the Bride and Groom, and the Bride's Maids : (31 votes)
    76 %
    No mention of hosts at all : (7 votes)
    17 %
    Other, and I will tell you about it below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    To be honest, when attending, I don’t care who is hosting.

    That said, I think keeping the peace in this situation is worth everything.  That other bridesmaid is being dramatic, and likely will go to the bride, and it will just be stress not worth it to anyone.  I would include the names, make the text a point or two smaller than the rest of the information to make it fit. 

    Post # 4
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think option 2 is a good compromise– it gets across who is paying for the event without taking up too much space. 

    Post # 5
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @FreeRangeMom:  I would leave it off the invite and make sure at the beginning of the shower you have he bride say something like “I would like to thank *include all names here** for hosting this wonderful shower for me. They are simply the best!”

    I have no problem pulling rank and saying “oh well, that’s how we are doing it.” and calling it a day.

    Post # 6
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @FreeRangeMom:  Since this is something people feel strongly about, it’s easier to include everyone than to have a cleaner typographic output.  If no one cared, I’d pick option 2, but it’s not worth hurting people’s feelings.  You could also delegate invitation design to the bridesmaid or mother who actually cares about the wording.

    Post # 7
    1372 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would go with option two.

    If they fuss, tell them there are authors who get less credit (et al anyone?)


    Post # 8
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would do the moms by name and then say and “the bridal party.”

    Post # 9
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Polygon:  Agree.

    I would give the task to the person who has a problem with the way I want it done. Problem solved.

    Post # 10
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Can everyone be listed on the back and the front not make any mention on the front?

    Post # 11
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I definitely like option two the best!

    Post # 13
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with listing the mothers by name and then ‘bridal party’

    I do think people need to know who is hosting so they know who to thank. Make sure you have one person designated to handle RSVPs and other guest questions!

    Post # 14
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Eh, keep the peace and go with option 2. I really don’t think it even needs to be on the invite at all though

    Post # 15
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @FreeRangeMom:  omg, people can be so dramatic. Keep as simple as possible

    OPTION 2 is best.


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