Post # 1
I am the MOH and am getting ready to send out bridal shower invitations. The problem is that the invitation is small, already has a a lot of text on it, and there are ELEVEN hosts for the bridal shower, including two moms and 9 bridesmaids. I’m having trouble fitting all the host names on the invitation so I was going to omit any host information entirely, but now one of the other bridesmaids is getting huffy about not being included by name and one of the moms is agreeing with her. What should I do?!
Post # 3
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
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
@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
@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
I would go with option two.
If they fuss, tell them there are authors who get less credit (et al anyone?)
Post # 8
I would do the moms by name and then say and “the bridal party.”
Post # 9
I would give the task to the person who has a problem with the way I want it done. Problem solved.
Post # 10
Can everyone be listed on the back and the front not make any mention on the front?
Post # 11
I definitely like option two the best!
Post # 12
Thanks everybody! I went with Option 2. You girls are the best!
Post # 13
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
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
@FreeRangeMom: omg, people can be so dramatic. Keep as simple as possible
OPTION 2 is best.