Post # 1
I’ve got a question. I’m SO, SO fortunate to have FIVE people throwing me showers! I was worried I wouldn’t have anyone, at first, because my bridesmaids are all under 17 (little sisters).
I am now having 4 household showers hosted at 4 different places (FH’s aunt, my grandma, my church, and a family friend). Wow!!!
A friend also just offered to throw me a lingerie shower.
So fun!!! I just have a question…can I invite certain people to TWO showers? A lingerie shower AND a household shower? The lingerie shower is just for my friends, but I also would like some of them to be at the household showers if possible, so it’s not all ladies 45+ years old…and…me. Haha.
Is this rude to invite to 2 showers? I’m not doing it for gifts just for the social aspect. Let me know what you think!
Post # 3
I did this to a small handful of guests – and expressly said: I’d love for you to be at this other shower I’m having, but PLEASE do not bring a gift (or, another gift – just come for the fun!).
ETA: another way to word it would be to ask them if they’d like to attend the shower. Not everyone loves going to showers…
Post # 4
I’ve been invited to both a lingerie shower and a bridal shower for the same person. I know when I get engaged, I will be thrown both, because it is kind of customary in my group of friends. I don’t see a problem with inviting your friends to both!
Post # 5
I definitely think you can invite them but I would stress that its about celebrating and would insist they did not bring a gift.
Post # 6
I would! Just make sure you let them know that you in no way expect or need 2 gifts, you just want them to come be a part of everything
Post # 8
Sounds good, ladies. Thanks for the tips!!! I will make sure they know it’s not about the gifts. 🙂
Post # 9
@TogetherThroughLife: I have my closets friends being invited to 2 showers, just because it works that way. but they all know I do not expect any gifts, let alone at both of them.
Post # 10
I’m planning my mom’s shower and her FH’s side is planning one as well. Her sisters will be duplicate guests at both but my mom told them no gifts.
I think it’s fine to invite them to two showers, just make it clear you’re not expecting another gift from them, you just want them to be there.
Post # 11
I think it’s fine but I’d probably stress that they don’t need to bring gifts to both. Maybe bring a gift to one if they want, but I’d stress they don’t have to bring gifts to both of them. I wouldn’t want someone to feel forced to bring me a nice household item and them a nice lingerie item a few weeks later. That could be too much.