- 8 years ago
I’ve been trying to do everything pretty ‘by the book’ etiquette-wise for my wedding. For my bridal shower, I was sure to specify that I only wanted Wedding guests to be invited (even though my mom was all ‘well back when I got married ppl would always have showers with ppl who weren’t coming to the wedding’).
However, I’m a little bit torn with regard to my Bachlorette party. My parents are paying for the wedding, so a large percentage of the guests are family + my parents friends. Initially, I told my sister/MOH that I only wanted wedding guests to be invited to the bachlorette party (so essentially 10 people: my female friends, and young female relatives).
I’m really tempted to invite a few people that I go to school with who are not invited to the wedding. They are pretty laid back, and I think they would be happy to be included. But I know its technically improper etiquette, and I don’t want it to be ackward. My sister (who is hosting the event) is also inviting 4 of her friends to come, who are not invited to my wedding.
Is it OK to invite them since its not really a ‘gift giving’ event? The group of additional friends are people who know each other, and none of them are invited to the wedding.