Post # 1
Just wondering…who all comes to the bridal shower? I know it’s for the female friends and family, but what is the typical guest list? For instance, I’m inviting my Mother-In-Law to be, of course, but do I invite my FI’s grandmothers as well? I have met and spent a good bit of time with both. What is the etiquette for that? I’m not wanting to offend anyone so just looking for advice…
Also, who typically hosts the bridal shower? My Maid/Matron of Honor offered to be in charge of my bachelorette already…
On that note, is it too much burden on my bridal party/close friends to have them both at the bachelorette AND bridal shower? I heard you were supposed to try to keep those guest lists separate, but the girls at my bachelorette would be such dear friends that I feel it would be offensive to not invite them to my shower….I’m confused!
Thanks in advance for any help Bees! 🙂
Post # 3
Anyone can host the bridal shower who offers to do it, and I think that the Bridal Party women should be invited to both events. Both sides of the family should be invited as well, unless there is a great distance they’d have to travel and would prefer to host another shower for either just their side or people locally who will be invited to the wedding.
Most showers have only 20-30 people at them, but I’ve been to some that have 75+ (which I find ridiculous,since it takes WAY too long to open all those gifts!). Not every woman invited to the wedding is invited either, and should be only close family and friends.
There’s lots of opinions out there, so go with the one that works best for you in your situation!
Post # 4
Anyone can host for you. Usually its just close family and friends, but people that are on the guest list. You shouldnt invite someone to the shower thats not invited to be a guest at the actual wedding. Im sure you know that though.
Post # 5
My Mom hosted my shower along with my Maid/Matron of Honor. My mom did all the invitations, planning of the food, hosted it at her home and my Maid/Matron of Honor took care of all the games and prizes for the games. I invited all the family ladies (in town) from my side and my FI’s side, my bridal party ladies, and all my girlfriends. I didn’t invite FI’s friends that are girls or women on our guest list that I am not close to (mostly from FI’s side). I think we invited about 30 or so about 20 or so showed up. Hope that helps!