(Closed) Did you have a big or small bridal shower?

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

no….It means you will be able to spend quality time w/ those that are there.  I have 75 people invited to mine and only 6 or 7 are friends (3 of them are in my weddigng party).  Mine is all family….

Post # 4
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Not sad at all. I would have prefered to have a small bridal shower. After my Mother-In-Law got ahold of the guest list though it ballooned to about 55 people. Which sucked, because then my BMs got pissy about money so my mom ended up paying for 90% of it which I don’t even know if they realized. I was so busy greeting everyone that I wasn’t even able to sit down and truly enjoy myself. I even had people coming up to me during the meal, so I wasn’t able to hardly eat and my desert melted before I had a chance to eat it lol

And in no way am I complaining about the amount of gifts we received, because we were extremely happy about that but it was difficult opening the gifts at the shower because we only had the restaurant for a certain amount of time. So by the time we were done opening them in super speed, my arms were killing me!

It would have been nice to relax more and take the time to just enjoy it and mingle with less people for sure.

Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I ended up wiht about 15 at my shower. Fiance’s family all live several states away and I haven’t lived in my home state (where the shower was held) in many years, so I only have about two good friends still in that area.  I was a bit sad at first (especially about not having so many of my close friends able to come), but it ended up being really lovely and intimate.  I got to spend time talking with everyone, which was great.

Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not sad at all!!!!!!!

I’ve been to a few that were on the (very) large side – wonderful lovely events, but excruciating when it came to gift opening!!!  Too…many…hours…

I’m inviting 50, but most live around the country so we’re expecting more like 20.  I think the more intimate – the better!!!!!

Post # 7
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Both of our parents are divorced so our BS guest list is huge (70 people), like a small wedding. Well our whole wedding is all family. We have like 6 friends invited.  My mom lives on the other side of the state and she offered to have a little shower for her sisters and my Step-dads family but my Fiance works retail and summer is their busiest time so we wont be able to get weekends off to have a second shower so all the people were all rolled into one.


I think it is so nice that you will be able to spend a lot of time with each guest.  What a blast it will be! 

Post # 8
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

one of my bridal showers had about 30 people the other closer to 40. all different people.

Post # 9
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

I’ll probably have a small shower too.  My BMs, a couple of friends, and my mom, basically.  Maybe like, 6 or 7 tops!  I feel a little sad that it’s so small too, but my family lives far away and so does Fi’s family.  Oh well, I’m sure I’ll still have a good time with those that do come!  So will you!

Post # 10
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it’s fine to have a small shower. i had a big one, mostly b/c my mom invited a lot of her friends and so did my mil. it was an amazing shower, but the bigger it is, the more money it will costs and the more people to entertain. and the more people to watch you open presents.

Post # 11
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

A small shower can be a really really nice way to spend time with those whom you love! No shame at all, I had about 25 people at mine, which still felt big…

Post # 12
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think it’s sad at all!  I had about 23 people at mine, including my 6 bridesmaids.  Since I had a smaller number, my bridesmaids were able to throw it at a nice restaurant.  The cost was more affordable for them, and as others have said, I was able to spend a lot more one-on-one time with the guests.

Post # 13
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We invited about 50 and got about 35 for mine (all family and then my bridesmaids).  I think any bigger would have been difficult since we were in someone’s house.  My bff’s shower was about 12 ppl including her and the 5 bridesmaids.  It was technically much smaller than mine but it didn’t feel that way.  It was intimate and everyone was involved and engaged.  I know at mine, several ppl were off carrying on their own conversations paying no attention, and how could you blame them when they were technically in another room?

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