Post # 1
I’m confused as to who I’m supposed to invite to a bridal shower. I’m only having one and I don’t want it to be anything over the top, just small and simply.
Do I invite every woman invited to the wedding? that seems really extreme, but I read that was the etiquette.
Do you only invite people who are within an hour or so of where it will be held? What about people I don’t really know like the wives of my FI’s friends?
Or is it entirely up to me? Will people be offended if they aren’t invited to a shower if they’re invited to the wedding and they’re really only acquaintances to me?
Oh and are you supposed to wait for RSVP’s from your invites before you send shower invites? Wouldn’t it be weird for someone to decline the wedding and come to the shower?
Post # 3
You don’t have to wait for the Rsvps. I have been to several showers when I wasn’t able to make it to the actually weddings. I also have been to several showers where every woman was invited and some just smaller close family and friends. Do whichever you are more comfortable with.
Post # 4
I think showers are for close family and friends only. I would never have invited all women invited to the wedding…how about dates of relatives you’ve never met? Wives of co-workers?
I don’t think it’s necessary to do it, and if I had no real relationship with the bride other than being a guest at her wedding, I’d feel strange if I were invited to her shower.
Oh…but I did just hear about a bride who had SEVEN showers and questioned her Mom about why so many…lots were different church people, so the entire congregation(ladies) was invited through the church bulletin for 4 different churches. That’s a bit different, I guess.