Post # 1
My bridesmaid is hosting my bridal shower, and I am compiling the list of people to invite. My problem- I feel uncomfortable inviting some of the women from my fiance’s side that I have never met. Kinda like, I don’t know you at all, but please buy me a gift! I know, it is for both of us, but it still feels awkward.
My list of potential invitees is at 32 women. There is about 8 ladies I am not sure about. I will invite them if it is proper etiquette but don’t want anyone feeling awkward!!
FYI FI’s mom will be there and she does know these women. However, some of them are the mothers of FI’s friends that he has known since childhood so Mother-In-Law and guests do not know each other all that well.
Post # 3
I would invite the people who are FI’s family members, but I would not feel obligated to invite FI’s friends’ moms to the shower. It is a nice way to meet the family members/welcome them into the family. I don’t think they will think you are just inviting them for gifts, especially since you aren’t. If you are really concerned about it I would ask FI’s mom.
Post # 4
I think family memebers you have not met is okay. It’s a good time to meet them before the wedding. As for the other women, find out if they know eachother. If their sons were friends it might be fun for them to see eachother again.
Post # 5
I am inviting all the women on both sides of the family/friends. I see it as a good way to meet everyone. If they see it as an awkward situation, then more than likely they’ll choose not to come. Personally, I’d be offended if I were the mother of a long time friend of your Fiance and I wasn’t invited to the shower.