Post # 1
My bachelorette party is coming up in 2 weeks. We are doing a small shower at my house followed by dinner out and dancing/bar hopping. There will probably be around 9 or 10 of us (all either in the wedding party or close friends).
My friend just asked me if she could bring her friend to my party. I do know this girl and like her, and I’m sure it’s b/c my friend really doesn’t know the other girls that well. I’m thinking i’m just going to tell her that’s fine for her to bring the girl.
Have you had similar situations like this? Did it bother you? I’m not really bothered at all but I thought it sparked a good topic. I’m also at work on Labor Day and bored to tears! 🙂
Post # 3
This didn’t happen to me, but I think it would bother me. I’m more about intimate parties though instead of a big crazy bash, so I would just want my nearest and dearest.
Post # 4
@artbee: I agree that if it was a total stranger I would not allow it. But I have known this girl for a few years now so I don’t mind as much.
Post # 5
One of my friends who came to my b-party didn’t know anyone else, and I mentioned she could bring her sister or one of her friends. I think it’s okay. I don’t know her sister or any of her friends ( we are friends through DH) but I wanted everyone to feel comfortable. She didn’t end up bringing anyone anyway but I know she appreciated the gesture.
Post # 6
I think that allowing her to bring someone that you know and like is fine. Especially if it makes her more comfortable that day.
Post # 7
This happened to both myself and Darling Husband on our bachelor/ette parties and while not terrible, it did take away some of the focus from it being ‘our’ night.
Post # 8
Honestly, I would want my guests to be happy and comfortable at my party–so if one of them was worrying about not knowing anyone, I would be happy to have them bring along a friend! I think you’re right, and you should let her friend come along!
Post # 9
My Maid/Matron of Honor brought a friend to my bachelorette party but for a different reason. The friend she brought was her roommate from college who had just moved to DC from Florida 3 days before my bachelorette. Her boyfriend lives here so normally she would have spent her first weekend in DC with him, but since he was out of town she would have been by herself!! She came out to dinner with us but then ended up going home anyways because her purse got stolen off the back of her chair at the restaurant!!! I would have been fine with her being there all night though!