"Who do you invite to your shower?"

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I asked the girls for an approximate number of guests they could afford, but they were kind of vague. I’m not really sure who is contributing financially and if it is just my one bff I didn’t want her to go crazy so I gave a “tiered” guest list lol. The first list was basically mothers, grandmothers and close Aunts. (12 people) They second was more extended family, then close friends, then other females they might want to invite (My sisters MIL for example, or my mom’s neighbor who we know well). If they include EVERYONE on my small guest list, I think it’s like 35 women. I think I kept it pretty small considering my total wedding list (funded by us) is 173. 

Otherwise I’d say most, if not all, women on the brides said and women who are close to the groom. For example, when FI was a best man, I was invited to that shower even though I’m not super close with the bride. But when I went to the wedding of a male friend from my old job, I wasn’t invited to his wife’s shower. (each of these weddings was formal). 

Post # 4
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh yeah, you shouldn’t invite anyone who isn’t invited to the wedding. I didn’t include my out of state cousins to the shower b/c we rarely see each other. I’m talking once every few years. 

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