Post # 1
I have been working on my guest list for my Maid/Matron of Honor who is hosting the shower. My MOHs budget is very limited and so is the space being used. I would say the space could hold an absolute maximum of 30. I am running into an issue of who to invite and who not to. I have counted up all my closest family,friends, my FMIL, FMILs friends (that I know well) and have room for about 10 more. I spoke with my Future Mother-In-Law about who she thinks I should invite and we are running into this dilemma:
I was planning to at least send invites to my FH Aunts but what about the 4 female cousins and the additional 4 cousins who married into the family? Would it be rude to invite the Aunts and not the cousins? Or would it be rude to only invite the couple of cousins I know well and not the others? Any suggestions?
I would love to invite everyone but I wouldn’t want to count on people not showing up so the space works because it would chaos to fit 40 people in the room if everyone did show up.
Post # 2
I would invite the people closest to you! If anyone judges your invites, its none of their business. But do remember, not everyone will be able to come. I have a HUGE family, extended family and immediate… and my Maid/Matron of Honor only invited my closest, it was perfect and no issues 🙂
Post # 3
HeMadeMeLaff: I invited my aunts but not my cousins. I think almost everyone was happier that way. None of the cousins were disappointed, and most of them are older with families just starting out so they really don’t have the time anyway. Most of the aunts are happy for an excuse to get together.
Post # 4
Thank you for your responses! I just had to double check, I wasn’t making a bad move not including cousins. I’m the person that wants to include everyone but I am coming to terms with the fact that I can only fit in so many people and that people will understand. I know people will probably not be able to make it but I don’t want to invite more than the max and count on people not showing and worry that we will be packed in like sardines if everyone shows.