(Closed) What kind of guests are invited to a Bridal Shower?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Typically you only invite people that are invited to the wedding as well. You can definitely have both your side and his side there.  I have seen it go both ways.

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My aunt threw me my shower, and I invited all of the women invited to the wedding (all of the women that I personally knew), regardless as to whose ‘side’ they belonged to.

Post # 5
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m pretty sure it’s universal to invite the women from both sides and generally other women invited to the wedding. And this is probably a regional thing, but bridal showers are usually posted in someone’s church bulletin so your mother’s and grandmother’s friends all come along, lol. 

Post # 6
184 posts
Blushing bee



We normally have a bridal tea for the bride and the invite list includes female friends of the bride, the bridesmaids, bride’s mother, and groom’s mother, and female relatives.  

If there are to be two bridal teas or showers (like for the groom’s side of the family/community), same type people invited, but just not inviting people to both if they are the same type shower/tea.



Post # 7
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

the women invited to you wedding/reception.  My Darling Husband joined ours only because

he had nothing else to do and had to drive me to said “surprise” shower.  He fit

in quite well, living amongs only women for much of his natural life.  It was so much

fun having him there.  A nice memory……….  He even played pin the flower on the


Post # 8
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My Maid/Matron of Honor and my mom have gotten together and I have given my Maid/Matron of Honor a guest list for it.. Supposed to be a surprise for me but it will be the weekend of the 17th of Sept… very soon.  The guest list consists of women from my side and my Fiance side who are local.

Post # 9
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Anyone who the host wants to invite. If you are being asked for a guest list, then I would recommend only inviting close friends and family (or their wives) because if you extend beyond that it seems like a gift grab.

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