(Closed) Did you invite OOT guests to your shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Did you invite OOT family to your shower?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    50 %
    No : (7 votes)
    44 %
    Other. Please explain! : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Fall_In_Love22:  I’m not sure what the rule is, but I didn’t, and I don’t think anybody was upset to not be invited (at least nobody has said anything to me 😉

    Post # 4
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The only Out of Town people invited to my shower were FI’s step mom and two of my bridesmaids.  I don’t think you should extend the invite any further than immediate family, but that’s just me!

    Post # 5
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes, I invited women that live out of town. Even though they will likely not be able to come, they’ll know my intentions are genuine, not to get a gift from them.

    Post # 6
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Shower was held in my hometown (Pittsburgh PA).  We invited Fiance close family but not our Toronto friends and extended family.  Mainly for the reason that I didn’t want them to make the trip twice or think it was expected.  It was a tough call though because I also didn’t want them to feel left out.  I just explained why.

    Post # 7
    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did invite FI’s Out of Town Aunts/Cousins and a few of our Out of Town friends.  I think all of the Out of Town people I invited were no longer than 5 hours away.  Since its close friends and family, I hope that people make a weekend out of it.

    I think it depends on how far away your Out of Town guests are.  Being from Ohio, I wouldn’t invite anyone from California, unless the person was in the wedding.

    Post # 8
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i didnt.

    Post # 9
    1761 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I did, as a courtesy. I didn’t expect them to come or send presents or anything (which they didn’t). I just wanted them to know I was thinking of them and wanted them to feel included.

    Post # 11
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Considering your circumstances, it’s fine skipping her invite. I’m inviting FI’s Out of Town family as a courtesy only- probably only 2 out of 7 family invites will attend. Your shower can be a more intimate event- you don’t have to invite every woman who’s invited to the wedding.

    Post # 12
    8884 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    My bridesmaids are planning a shower for me and are inviting all the Out of Town guests. We don’t expect most of them to show up, but we wanted them to know they are always welcome.

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