(Closed) Bridal Shower not turning out as hoped :(

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I threw a shower last year, the bride had me invite more than 50 people, 11 of us attended (including the bride), and it was a great time. Small showers are nothing to be ashamed of. Put a smile on your face and enjoy your day with the people who are there to celebrate your upcoming wedding.

Post # 3
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I invited about 20 people and so far only 5 are coming including 2 bridesmaids. Im tryin not to let it get me down too. I knew most people wouldn’t be able to come but one person is coming who I didnt expect and I’m so ecstatic. You just have to look at who IS coming and look at the positive 🙂

Post # 4
599 posts
Busy bee

Mine might be nine people, but I’m sure it will still be a good time. We invited twelve, but FI’s cousin just decided that her 6yo is having her birthday party that same day. I’m a little bummed because my invites have been sent and they don’t even have a venue and haven’t sent out invitations yet, but she told me I’d have to wait and see if they can attend. Fiance was really upset about this. Fiance parents always do what this cousin does so I’m a little worried. 

Post # 5
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I totally understand. I haven’t had my shower yet but with all the work my Bridal Party is putting into it, I really hope we have a good turnout. 

Is the shower at someone’s house or in an event space? If it’s the former, I think it will totally be fine and probably nice to have just a few people around that you are close to.

Either way, it will be wonderful so matter what! You already started out with a small guest list so they  won’t be expecting too many people. And if you wouldn’t have split family and friends, it would be a lot more so it makes sense it will be small. 

Post # 6
226 posts
Helper bee

Why didn’t you just have one large shower? Inviting only 12 people, you must have none that noone all would RSVP? 

Post # 7
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would just be happy that you’re having a shower at all rather than focusing on what you perceive as an “embarassment” of having a small shower…

Post # 8
3080 posts
Sugar bee

My daughter’s April bridal shower was booked at a restaurant last November. Everyone had more than 5 months notice of the date; everyone received an e-mail, text, or private Facebook message. Attendance will be around 75%, if we’re lucky. I’m shocked at the number who haven’t even bother to respond. Unfortunately, showers arent’ a priority, for a lot of people.  

Post # 9
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

Be happy you’re having a shower! When we planned our first wedding (we canceled to elope) I wasnt getting a shower. Be grateful someone wanted to throw one for you, and have fun!

Post # 11
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m glad you had a fun time! I actually think it’s a smart idea to have a friends shower then a family shower because your coworkers probably wouldn’t feel comfortable hanging around with a bunch of strangers from both of your families. I know I would probably feel a little out of place.

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