(Closed) bridal shower guest list

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow, that does sound like a lot! I think I had maybe 30 people, and there were 160 invited to the wedding, so no it definitely didn’t include everyone! Just the moms/sisters/aunts/close female cousins/close friends. Have you talked to your host about the guest list and how many people they’re planning on? Because if I offered to host a shower for someone and they gave me a 65+ list I’d be pretty put off by it, to be honest – that’s a LOT of people you’re asking your host to provide food and drinks for.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@AmandaShea8:  Wow 65 is a HUGE shower. My thoughts on the bridal shower were different I guess. I wanted something smaller and more intimate so I could socialize with all the guests. We invited 35, 29 showed up and I thought it was PERFECT. I did not invite every woman invited to the wedding. It was all the wedding party (7 bridesmaids), my mom and grandma. FI’s mom and grandma. A few past co-workers (10). And about 8-10 other close friends. I say if you have space for 65 people though, go for it!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Heh, we’ll probably have the same amount of people, though we are splitting it up between my side/FMIL’s family and FFIL’s family.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a little concerned about mine too. My mother is paying for my shower and my guest list is over 70! I am inviting 217 people to my wedding, and she has had a lot of input on the guest list. She asked me to try to scale back, and we went over the list together. Maybe 70 won’t come, but I feel like I need to invite all of them :-/

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@AmandaShea8:  I definitely understand not wanting to hurt feelings. Is there ANY way to have 2 separate showers? One for family and one for friends?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am having two showers but one of them will probably be about that big. But we have a very large, close family. I think it depends on the size of your family and how many people your really close with. Everyone is different. 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AmandaShea8:  I think 65 isn’t abnormal, most showers I’ve been to have ranged from 30-65.  I am inviting women to the shower that I’m close with, not dates of other guests if that makes sense.  So I will invite my friend but not the wife of one of FI’s friends because we’re not close.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have to laugh (HAHHAHA) shit I wish mine was that small! Yes, I said that small…..We’re at like 100. I’m not happy but I know its as trimmed down as it can be…

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m inviting 75, but we looked through the list and realistically only expect about 30.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We invited 33 people and realistically expect no more than 10-15 to show as the host’s home is over 1 hour away for my FI’s family. Plus, I don’t want to put too much on her as we are having an “elegant garden party” and she has to rent tables, chairs and linens as it is.

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