(Closed) Invites to the bridal shower…anyone else feel the same way?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you aren’t overthinking it.  A bridal shower is basically to “shower” the couple with gifts, so you are asking for gifts when you send out the invites to it.  People understand that it’s part of a tradition and hopefully if they can’t afford it, they will go small or just send a card.

Post # 4
278 posts
Helper bee

Invite lists are always difficult

Post # 5
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well the whole point of a bridal shower is to shower the bride with gifts…so I think youre just overthinking it! No one is going to think “Oh she just invited me to get another gift”!

Post # 6
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jayelcee85: I felt the same way about making my list. I know that technically you are supposed to invite all/most of the the women who are invited to the wedding but I adjusted the list accordingly. It was a tough call for me too. I totally understand where you are coming from.

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I felt exactly the same way and decided not to have a bridal shower at all.

Post # 8
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I understand. I had a hard time deciding whether the girls from work should be invited to the shower.  I didn’t want it to be awkward and seem gift-grabby.  But I really want them to come to the bachelorette and wedding, so my bridesmaids decided they would invite them to the shower too.

One friend from work just told me she can’t come to the shower. I told her it’s not a problem at all and that I hope she can make it to the bachelorette party.

Post # 10
32 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011


I am working on the invite list for my bridal shower. I really uncomfortable about having a shower and did not want it but my bridesmaid insisted.  I am inviting people from work and it feels like I am gift grabbing.  I don’t have any family to invite so it is so akward.  I had to invite someone so I am inviting coworkers. I get knots in my stomach just thinking about it.

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