- 5 years ago
I am a good friend of the bride and would like to host a shower for she and her husband to be. It is a second marriage for her and a first for her husband. She is in her late 30’s and he is in his mid-40s. They are not having a wedding party. Given they both appreciate a nice glass of wine and/or a nice glass of i.e. scotch, I had thought it would be a fun idea to host a more intimate group of say 20-30 people at my home with a “Stock the Bar” theme. I also plan to suggest that an activity take place at the event. Such as a minute to win it tournament, etc. I am going to provide them with a cap of 20-30 people for the guest list, not necessarily all women, not necessarily all men, more representative of people who are coming to the wedding that would have fun at something like this. Due to budget and space constraints, for the actual wedding they are not allowing +1s for the wedding itself. The question is, is it appropriate to invite a wedding guest to the shower with a +1 even if a +1 is not allowed at the wedding itself? I would, of course, run this by the bride, but I suspect she may have this same concern and I would like to be properly prepared with an answer.