- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
In the past, it was common for the bride to host a luncheon for her ‘maids as a token of her appreciation. A few of my friends tweaked this tradition for their weddings in the past and turned it into a mani/pedi party for the ‘maids, their moms, and other female family members. They provided champagne and nibblies along with manis/pedis all around. It was a terrific way to see a lot of out-of-town friends and family before the “official” events began.
I really like this tradition, but I’m not sure where to draw the invitation line, as the cost could skyrocket. I definitely want to treat my ‘maids, my mom, my FMIL, and my MOH’s mom (who’s been a second mom to me since I was little). And while I’d love to invite the rest of our female family members as well as my brother’s GF, that pushes the party size to over 20 people! We’ve been debating possibly telling this latter group about the event and inviting them to stop by for food, drink & fun (and mani/pedi if they want to pay for it) but I feel like this is going to look cheap. Should I just not invite them at all? Or pay for everyone (my mom’s offered to split it with me… but with all the other stuff she’s covering, I hesitate to take her up on her generous offer).
Any thoughts or suggestions out there? Many thanks!