Post # 1
I’m on the fence about whether to have a wedding shower. One big reason is I just don’t particularly enjoy social gatherings; I’m an introvert and having to even get married in front of 100 people seems like a nightmare.
Another problem is I live 1200 miles away from where my friends and family are (and where the wedding will be held). My wedding is May 20th and I won’t be home till 2 weeks before the wedding, so I don’t know if that is trying to cram too much in a small period of time.
Also, I can’t think of more than 10 or 15 who would come. I like small numbers since I’m such an introvert, but is a wedding shower worth the trouble my bridesmaids will go through for such a small number to attend?
My Maid/Matron of Honor says she did not want a shower at all, but looking back is so happy she had one. I don’t want to regret not having one, so has anyone on here regretted having one? Thanks so much for reading!
Post # 3
I think there was only 10 or so at my shower. It was still fun and I dont regret doing it. I also dont really think I would have missed it if I didnt do it. But better to be indifferent after, than wonder and regret not doing it. But I do think that just 2 weeks before the wedding might feel tight though. And I’m not sure how people will feel giving a shower gift and then having to give a wedding gift again just two weeks apart.
Post # 4
@ebet24: I’m in a similar situation – I just really am not into it but my mother keeps telling me that I need to do something and that I’ll regret it later.
I’m also petrified of standing up in front of our guests for the wedding ceremony…it’s good to know I’m not the only one!
Post # 5
There was only like 10 people at my shower (none of my friends were invited and I didn’t get to say a guest list because it was a surprise). It was still fun and I KNOW I would have totally regreted not having a shower.
Post # 6
My Maid/Matron of Honor wanted a list of people for mine, and I made my specific. One section was for a shower only, the other was for a shower or bachlorette party. I just have some family that I DO NOT want at a B Party. SO…. I was told today that the shower will be a luncheon with a TBA date, but the B Party will be the night before our wedding after Rehearsal Dinner. At least I know all 3 of my daughters will be down then so they can attend.
Post # 7
Thanks for the feedback-it’s really good to know other people had showers with a smaller guest list and still had fun. I guess I would rather regret having one than regret not having one, if that makes sense.