(Closed) Fiance’s HUGE family and the shower

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@shannybananny: Ouch, that is a lot for your bridesmaids to pay for. 
I would invite the female cousins that your Fiance says “ok” to but do not invite male cousins’ girlfriends. 

I suggest doing a Buffet thing, just so the bill doesn’t get out of control. Any way your parents could chip in?

Post # 4
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance has a large family as well. I honestly would prefer to only have the relatives I’m closest to at my shower. As far as how to swing it financially, would it be possible to do a potluck so no one’s spending a ton on food?

Post # 5
5758 posts
Bee Keeper

Shower planning is funny. On one hand, it’s usually only close friends and family who get  invited (or I think should get invited), but some families do the all or none thing too. I personally think you should make a list of the ones closest on your side, and ask his Mom about the ones she’d like invited on the other. It may be a smaller list than you think, as she may not want them all there.


Post # 6
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think every woman invited to the wedding should come to the shower. I’m always a little upset with FI’s family doesn’t include me in showers…

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