(Closed) Adult-only bridal shower? -need help

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

one of my close friends just had her shower and it was supposed to be adults only until her two cousins brought all of their chilcren. a staggering 8! they took up an entire table so the actual guests that were supposed to be there had to squeeze into other tables. it was very uncomfortable and my friend was VERY angry. you have to know your family/friends. play it safe, put it on the invite!

Post # 18
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’m from an area where children are invited to the bridal showers usually BUT only if the invitation has their name on it. Anyone who pretends to not know that an invitation addressed only to them means their kid isn’t invited is just trying to make the host uncomfortable enough to cave and say no they can come. 

Post # 19
75 posts
Worker bee

If it’s not too late (ie, you haven’t sent out invitations yet) I would include something polite and clear on the invitation. I had the same issue, and my bf who was organizing it and she worded it like this: “We believe every mother deserves an afternoon off, so this will be a ladies-only event”.  It can ruffle some feathers (esp with family members I’ve found) but you deserve an afternoon to enjoy your shower.  <3


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