Post # 1
I have 8 bridesmaids and can only think of 8 additional people to invite to my bridal shower (2 mothers, 4 aunts, 1 cousin, and 1 grandmother; of which 2 probably couldn’t make it). Is it worth it to have a bridal shower for 6 non-bridesmaids? Are there any alternatives? I don’t care about the presents as much as having an intimate celebration with the people I’m closest with. Would a couples shower be more appropriate instead? Or just forego altogether?
Post # 2
You could do a bridal luncheon/brunch or spa day instead!
Post # 3
I think a small shower sounds perfect! You will actually be able to hang out with your ladies, and it will be much more intimate.
Post # 4
I think that sounds nice and intimate. The only one I’ve been to had every female on the guest list invited and it was fairly overwhelming.
Post # 5
I don’t think that’s too small for a shower at all! Mine will most likely only have 10-12 people at it (4 of those being bridesmaids).
Post # 6
I don’t think so. I had a small lingerie “shower” with 5 friends but it was really more like a hangout & it was super fun!
Post # 7
I only had about 19 at my shower including my mom and bridal party, and it was perfect for me! Low stress and I had a wonderful time 🙂 I say do it!
Post # 8
I mean this is what a shower is supposed to be, not a 100+ catered luncheon that could be a wedding in and of itself. I think you’re doing it just right. Have fun!
Post # 9
I prefer smaller showers like this. Did you also include your FIs female family?
Mine had 13, it was nice, not too long, still got to chat with everyone.
Post # 10
umcp2011 : Yours has more people than mine did and we had fun!
Post # 11
Showers are supposed to be low key and intimate.
Post # 12
I had 7 of my closest family and friends at my bridal shower & it was the best. Afterwards, we all went out for (more) drinks.
Post # 13
I don’t think there’s a minimum guest headcount for showers. 🙂 That sounds like a lovely number of guests.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2018 - Coffee House
I’m having around 8 people at my shower. 4 of them are in my party and one of them is my mom. I feel like it’s a little small but I prefer it that way