Post # 1
My church is throwing me a bridal shower the day before I move away out of state to be closer to my FI. I know most of the people in my church will not be able to come to the wedding because it is out of state. So, do I still need to give them invitations to the wedding? I do know some people will be able to travel and make the wedding because they aren’t as hindered by health, finances, or caring for small children. They told me that before hand so I know who is most likely to come to the wedding.
I really want my church to feel a part of this new phase of my life so I’m happy that they want and are able to throw a shower for me before I move away but I don’t know if I’m being rude not inviting them all to the wedding. I have no idea how many are even coming to the shower; it was announced in the church bulletin and there have been talks that some meetings will have to be postponed because everyone will be at the shower… Thoughts?
Post # 4
My CHurch threw me a bridal shower, and I (because I was very/am very involved) had an announcement/invitation put in the bulletin, and sent invites to the people that were really involved with me and in my life. It worked out really well, and didn’t have to many people RSVP that didn’t get invites, and it made people feel like they were included, and I am really glad that we went that route.
Have a fun time!
Post # 5
It sounds like people from your church will be understanding if not everyone who comes to the shower is invited. It probably won’t be a popular response, but I think it will be fine to not send everyone a wedding invite.
I know where you are coming from on this. Everyone in my church is invited to our church shower in a few weeks. We decided to similiarly bring a wedding invite to the church to have them announce to the whole congregation. We are sending personal invites to families we are the closest too. I know the people we are sending personal invites to are the ones most likely to come to the shower anyway. I still worry that someone’s feelings will be hurt if they come to the shower and don’t get a personal invite to the wedding.However, this is how most people in my church do things for weddings.
Post # 6
Thanks! Since the shower is next week (and so is my move) I may just extend the invitation when I write out the thank you cards. I hope that’s a good plan. I plan on working on the thank you cards when I get settled (hopefully within the two week window) in my new state.