(Closed) Bridal Shower Problems – Everyone is Declining!!!

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What is most important to your sister? If the people closes to her can make I would still have it. Don’t force (i.e. ask FH to get his family to go)People make time for what they wanna make time for.

Post # 4
2144 posts
Buzzing bee

Personally, if it were me, I’d be embarassed to be having a party with so few people. I would be more comfortable just going out to a restaurant with those people instead! Such tiny parties are really awkward. I vote cancel I think

Post # 5
898 posts
Busy bee

If not enough people RSVP yes, move the shower to a nice cafe or plan a fun outing to go along with it. I’ve seen a lot of bridal showers happen at local eateries, like Olive Garden with less than 10 people.

Post # 6
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh yuck  – even Future Mother-In-Law and FSILS declining? Ugh!

I tried to throw a stag & doe when I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my best friend. It was a total bomb… so I ended up cancelling it and spending more on her bachelorette.

When did you set the RSVP date? Does your sister already know about it? I’d wait a bit to see what RSVPs come in… and then if there are still enough for a nice coffee & hen talk party, go for it! If not – whisk your sister away for some quality one-on-one time – maybe at a spa, or somewhere she’d really appreciate going but wouldn’t necessarily take herself.

And depending on what kind of relationship you have with your Future Brother-In-Law and his family, yeah I’d want to know what was up with Future Mother-In-Law & FSILs… is there a chance they’re planning something on their own and can’t do more than one extra event? I hope it all works out for you and your sis!

Post # 7
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

If the list gets small enough, could you possibly do a lavish high tea at a Ritz Carlton or some outing special like that? I know I would LOVE that to death, and know that something like that wouldn’t be possible with a lot of guests!

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