(Closed) Anxious over bridal shower

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
47423 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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laceydoilies:  Relax! You are not hosting the shower. The hosts decide who is invited and who is not. No one is going to get upset with you if they are not invited and there is no need to invite every woman who will be at the wedding. 

If you want to keep it small, your idea of inviting the  bridal party, a few of my friends that aren’t in the bridal party and a few close family members and family friends (which totalled 14 people) is just fine.

It sounds like the perfect size for a bridal shower to me.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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laceydoilies:  Will people be offended if they are not invited to the shower?? No, they will not be, I promise!!  

I agree with the PP, try to relax!  My shower also caused me some anxiety for the exact same reasons, but when it came down to it, it was completely fine.  I had my bridal party with me while opening gifts (one was writing, one was sorting, and one was handing me the gifts), which made me feel at ease.  I also had DH come about 30 minutes into opening gifts, so that he could help as well, which made me calmer as well!

I had ONE shower with 60 ppl in attendance.  That included briday party, close/personal family, and close/personal friends.  The other option was to have two, one for each side, but I did not want to go thru the anxiety twice, so preferred one time, with a larger group!!  I had a say in the ‘who’ was there, but I did not have say in anything else, and they (my BM’s) did a great job (knowing me). We had lots of wine (WIN!), and it was a ‘shorter’ shower – 12pm – 230/3pm!

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