Post # 1
I am Maid/Matron of Honor for my sister and they live in Hawaii and are getting married in San Diego in July. In conversations, we have talked about having a joint “bachelor/bachelorette” outing the day before their wedding. We are thinking about chartering a boat and going out into the bay for a couple of hours. In talking about a shower, we had decided that there simply wasn’t time before the wedding where everyone would be in one place, which is fine. Now, she’s starting to hint about wanting a shower in December when they are here for Christmas. She wants it to be a “couple’s shower” which I am also OK with but here’s the twist…her Fiance doesn’t know any guys here! From a very basic invite list that my mom and I came up with, it would be a bunch of my mom’s friends/family friends (just the wives) and maybe a bridesmaid or two and their significant others. So my question is…how do I host a “couple’s shower” when the groom might be the only guy?
Post # 2
I would just make sure that the ladies that you invite know that the can (and should!) bring their SO.
Alternatively, will there be any male family members there for Christmas that you can enlist to get the groom out of the house and simply do a ladies-only bridal shower? Chances are the groom would be just as happy hitting up a sports bar to watch some football or basketball or whatever. I imagine that this would be a lot easier, just talk to the bride and groom. Even though you’re the one planning, surely they’ll be willing to give you some specific input
Post # 3
NowMrsS: Maybe say something nonchalantly.. like I have heard of these things before but because of tradition it ended up where the groom was the only guy because of the fact that no other guys showed up and then ask is that something you would be okay with? Is there a specific way you think I should word the invites to avoid this from happening? Do you want me to let you guys know if I find out its still a bunch of women coming and no guys?… it pretty much would cover all bases and then as a couple they can talk about it and decide if its still something they want.. if you do everything they suggest and things still dont turn out to be all couples there.. thats on them.