(Closed) For the Aussie Bees…

posted 10 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

im an aussie and ive been invited to coworkers bridal showers but not the wedding and didnt think it was rude because i understand its a numbers game sometimes.  i would be very cautious about inviting people to a shower and not inviting them to the wedding – it just doesnt sit right with me

aussies can be pretty laid back but i dont think a shower should have a bring a plate attitude either

Post # 5
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

In Australia it is generally ok to invite people to bridal showers, kitchen teas, even engagement parties, and not to the wedding. As long as its not grandma. But coworkers, old high school friends, parents of friends, etc. Its fine and people understand.

Post # 6
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

People do understand but it’s also a good idea to make it obvious that this is what you are doing – avoids hurt feelings e.t.c because as eloping said people know weddings are expensive and that it’s a numbers game.

Post # 7
13 posts

Definately not rude at all, don’t people in the US understand that sometimes budgets don’t allow you to invite your fiance’s 2nd cousin’s boyfriend’s aunty?

I’ve even had an invite to attend a wedding ceremony, not the reception, budget didn’t stretch far enough to provide a meal for everyone, but it was nice to be invited along to see the official part of the day…

Post # 8
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not rude at all re bridal showers. Im an aussie and its all accepted.

My only gripe is being invited to the hens (bachelorette party) and not being invited to the wedding. Happened to me once, and it sucked.


Post # 9
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I see no issue at all 🙂 we invited people to the engagement which arent going to be at the wedding and also the other way around.


There are also a few friends that will be invited to my hens that wont be at the wedding. (It wont be a hugely expensive night)


But ive always ensured to make it clear to people if they are invited to one and not the other so there is no surprise.

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