- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hi ladies. I’ve got a lot of questions, so bear with me if you will, any advice would be helpful!
I have been offered two showers. One from my cousin and one from his aunt, grandma, and cousin. This is lovely and I’m honored that they would offer! Right now I’m trying to make guest lists and maybe come up with theme options to help them start off, but I feel like I’m all over the place about it.
I made a list of all of the ladies I would like to invite to a typical all-women shower. The total, including me, some children, and the hostess is 45 ladies. I feel like that’s kind of a large number, but it seems to be fairly common where I’m from to have a larger one and I like the idea of the ladies from both families getting to meet and know each other better in one big shower.
I also really like the idea of a couples shower, but I’m not sure how to go about it. Right now my list for that consists of FI’s and my siblings, cousins, and their SO’s, plus some close married friends. That involves about 8-10 couples. I like the idea of just doing the siblings and cousins (rather than including all of the aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc), becuase a lot of us have/are getting married within just a few years of each other and I think it would be so fun to catch up and relate in that way.
What does everyone think of that? Is it too exclusive to leave out Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, maybe even parents? Are there enough couples to make a good shower? I do have a few more friends that are married or steady relationships that I could definitely invite, they’re just not as close.
…I have lots of options. Should I split the 45 ladies between the two and nix the couples shower? (it might not split down the middle very well, but I could make it work if necessary), should I have one do all-ladies and the other do a couples? Should I do something completely different?!
Thanks for reading my novel and thanks for your help in advance!