Post # 1
I’ve been going over a very, very tentative guest list for my bridal shower (which isn’t for months; just seemed natural to start culling it while I was putting together the guest list in general), and the numbers I’m coming up with seem a bit high, but I can’t decide who I should cut out, if anyone.
So, question for all of you who have been there, done that (or already have your bridal shower organized): what was your ratio of people invited to the wedding to people invited to your shower?
Secondly, who did you invite? Did you go traditional with just ladies (or men), or did you have a couple’s shower?
Right now, it looks like I’m at 176 invited to wedding / 35 invited to shower (including 2 kids*) = ~20%. Does that seem excessive? I’ve never been very good at paring down guest lists of any sort.
*Kids will be about 7 and 10. I thought showers were fun and I felt grown up when I was invited as a kid, but maybe they’ll be too bored? Thoughts?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@DomesticDiva: That sounds manageable. We invited 80 guests to the wedding and around 20 to the shower.
Post # 4
We invited 150 to the wedding, 50 to the ladies only shower.
Post # 5
We had 100 guests, and 20 invited to the shower (ladies only, and mostly family). So we’re at 20% too.
Post # 6
@DomesticDiva: we had 170 guests, and 40 were invited to Bridal shower.
I only invited my (female) very close friends and family
Post # 7
Right now we have about 140+ guests and 40+ to the shower.
The “+” is for the unknown actual number of people/women FMIL wants to invite but hasn’t told us about. SIGH.
Post # 8
I once attended a 150 person wedding with a 50 person shower!
It definitely didn’t seem excessive!
Post # 9
@DomesticDiva: We had about 200 people to the wedding, and I had 10 for my shower that showed up out of inviting 25-ish.
Post # 10
Thanks for weighing in! Glad to know I’m not off in left field. 🙂
Post # 11
We invited 116. I think I invited about 25 to the shower, but some were out of state and I knew wouldn’t attend. I think 18 attended?
i invited only women.
Post # 12
I had a guest list of 350–95 were invited to shower, about 75 attended
ETA–It was definatley a large shower. We both have big families. Although, i went to a shower with about 130 people the other week