- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
My fiance and I are currently living in Dallas. The wedding will be here, but 99% of our guests live back home in the PA/VA/MD region. We’re planning a couples shower at my home in MD in May and a big reason is so that out-of-town family and friends who may not be able to make the wedding will be able to celebrate with us. My delima is who to invite to the shower. I don’t really want the shower to turn into an early reception with every single guest showing up. We have a good idea (most on my fiance’s side) who will be attending the wedding– so do I only invite those guests? I don’t want others to feel slighted if they don’t get an invite to the shower even if they are coming to the wedding. And in no way do I not want anyone there. Also, since it’s a couples shower, do I need to invite an entire family? Can I invite just the parents even if the family is invited to the wedding (I feel like many kids, especially boys/teens may be bored or uninterested, but at the same time, I don’t want to exclude other teen cousins who likely won’t make the wedding and we won’t see otherwise) or should I just leave it up to the parents to decide that?
Any thoughts on if I should word the invitation a particular way as to make it clear that event is particualay to account for those who won’t make the wedding? Help!