Post # 1
I’m trying to be super organized, so I’ve started dividing up our guest list into who is invited to the bridal shower. I’ve heard conflicting things about who gets invited, and I just would like some clarification.
Most of my guests are close family, who are obviously invited. There are some female friends who live out of town who would most likely not attend, but I’m not sure whether or not invites are necessary. I don’t want it to seem like a gift grab at all. They’re all about an hour plane ride away.
I am close with some members of the groom’s family, but there are others that I barely know. I’m assuming that they should be invited (cousins, etc?). He has some cousins I’ve never met who live out of state that I’m on the fence about sending an invite to…
Post # 3
i would just invite family, bms, and close friends who live in town. people aren’t going to travel to your shower when they have to travel to your wedding a few weeks later, and not everyone on your guest list should be invited to the shower.
also, a lot of brides have a few showers. a family member on your side hosts one, so all of your family gets invited. a family member of his hosts one, so his family is on the guest list. if your bms host one, more of your friends are on the list. immediate family (moms) and bms should be invited to every shower.
Post # 4
@kitzy: We are only doing 1 shower. I’m not really into parties or being the center of attention, so I’m barely comfortable with the wedding
Also, our shower is actually happening about 5 months before the wedding due to school/work schedules of some of the most important people in my life. I know its early, but it was super important that they be a part of it.