Post # 1
Do I invite my FI’s close girlfriends to my bridal shower? How does it usually work? I am planning to invite the best man’s wife, but there are a couple of others that I’m not sure about. I like the girls and have hung out with them, without my Fiance by my side. Neither of the girls’ SOs are in the wedding party.
Post # 3
If you like them and hang out with them, then yes invite them. They are your friends too!
Post # 4
I am afraid of being too gift-grabby, which isn’t the case at all. I don’t even really care about the gifts.
I am also afraid of the girls thinking its weird that I invited them; maybe they don’t consider me a “friend”.
Post # 5
I thought about it, and ended up only inviting my husband’s female friends with whom I was also close. Really, it just ended up being my husband’s best friend’s girlfriend (we hang out a lot) and one other girl. I didn’t feel comfortable asking for gifts (which is essentially what a shower is, haha) from women I wasn’t as close with.
Post # 6
@coffeegal85: Eh, I don’t think they’ll take it either of those ways. And worst thing that happens is they elect not to come (meaning they don’t have to bring a gift and therefore that settles the first issue).