Post # 1
I posted a awhile ago mentioning having two bridal showers. Well, we are. My family/MOH is hosting one in the MA area, and my Future Mother-In-Law got her way and will be hosting one for my fiances side in RI. My latest pickle is informing my Future Mother-In-Law that I would prefer that the shower be an adult only event. Can I even reccomend that? Or is it rude because she is the one throwing it for me? I ask because one of my bridesmaids, my Future Mother-In-Law daughter and fiances sister, has a two year old. She had the nerve to bring her to my bridal fitting where the little girl just ran around, tugging on other women, yelling and jumping up and down etc. If she didnt have the etiquite to not bring her there, then I am assuming she would think it was appropriate to bring her to a shower. How do I mention this to my Future Mother-In-Law nicely?
Post # 3
You don’t have to mention the particular brat that you want to avoid, just tell your Future Mother-In-Law that you want to have a ladies (and gentelmen?) afternoon and that they would be bored anyways.
If she insists that children are welcome, ask your bridesmaid to chaperon the children while they play outside. If she doesn’t want to do that maybe she’ll just leave the little one at home.
Post # 4
I definitely think an adults only bridal shower is the way to go! I don’t think it’s wrong to say it or request one.
Post # 5
I would talk to Future Mother-In-Law about what is the tradition in their family. I know in my family children go to the bridal shower. If that is what they usually do I would have the family shower include children and your second shower be adults only.
Post # 6
Since she’s hosting, I would just let it go. You’re having 2 bridal showers- one will be adults only, and one won’t.