Do I have to invite my mother to my bridal shower?

posted 2 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should I invite my mom?
    Yes, she's your mother you have to : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Nope, she sounds horrible and clearly having her there wouldn't add value : (13 votes)
    57 %
    Normally I'd say no, but because she's officially one of the hosts of the wedding I have to say yes : (7 votes)
    30 %
    Another suggestion I'll explain in the post : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee

    You don’t have to invite your mother to the bridal shower, and you most likely shouldn’t.

    You know how you’ll feel if she’s there, and the hostesses are on board with her not being there; I say take this opportunity and run with it. Don’t invite her. 

    I have no advice about how to broach this topic with her. How does she take information like this? Does she get mad or passive aggressive? 

    Post # 4
    1851 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I absolutely think you’re right to not invite her. It’s great that your aunts are on board and even if she makes herself out as the victim, the people who are important will know the truth.

    I think talking to her sounds wise, I’m always in favour of as much communication as possible. Be firm with her, be clear you hope to improve your relationship but know you aren’t there yet

    Post # 5
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I think that your approach is best. It is amazing how great your Aunts are and I agree with sensoda that people will know the truth about the situation even if she plays the victim. Just remember that it is all about you and your future husband and if she does not see it that way, atleast you talked to her first instead of just blindsiding her. You will be surrounded by people who love you both and that is what matters!

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