Post # 1
My family is HUGE. Every bridal shower I’ve been to for my family has been so packed we couldn’t fit everyone. I have NO cousins coming from my moms side (I must have 20, many of whom aren’t TOO far away) and one coming from my dad’s side (only have 2 female cousins, can’t complain there) and several aunts can’t make it either. I feel really awful and unloved. 🙁
Post # 3
You’re not alone! My bridal shower will be so small compared to other women I know, I’m a little embarressed about it actually. 🙁 Hugs, those women that do come will make it special for you!
Post # 4
I know exactly how you feel.. over half of the people that were invited to my shower didn’t come…including my sister. I still had a great time and got to spend some quality time with those friends/family that did come. Don’t worry about it…it;s 1 small bump in the big picture.
Post # 5
I’m just bummed because I attended every single one of their bridal showers and not a single one of the already married cousins are coming (mom’s side – I’m on the younger side of those cousins), and only 1 non married cousin is going to make it (on my dads side)
Post # 6
Mine will be small too but I am looking forward to sharing it with those whom will be there
Post # 7
I had 17 people at my shower including myself. I believe the invite list was under 30. There were alot of no shows who RSVP’d yes or didn’t respond at all. I felt bad bc my friends had bought too much food but i really enjoyed the time that I got to spend with each and every person who did come. Try to look on the bright side that you will get to spend quality time with all of your guests and have a great time!
Post # 8
def not alone…I have a huge family and a huge group of friends and I had a very low turnout at both of my two showers that were a week apart.
I like to think it was just a bad time for everyone and it wasn’t anything personal.
Post # 9
I just had my shower on June 30th. We had invited between 50 and 60 people…. and about 25 showed up.
To be completely honest, it was WONDERFUL having a smaller number. I was surrounded by people who love ME and actually took time out of their days for ME. I was able to catch up with family and friends and get to know some of his family better.
Don’t fret. Just enjoy the day and the people who love you enough to make it out to help you celebrate!
Post # 10
Aww don’t take it personally. Just think of every person that does come. They care so much about you that they took time out of their busy lives to celebrate your upcoming nuptials.
And don’t hold it against those that can’t/don’t come. You’ll just make yourself upset and you should be happy right now!
Post # 11
There were 7 at my shower— and low attendance was one of the reasons I didn’t even want a shower. So try not to take it personally. Most folks just have lots of other things going on, especially at this time of the year, and culturally showers are being seen as less and less of an expected thing, almost like in a few more decades the whole tradition will have died out.
Post # 12
My mom and sister invited 64 people and 21 are coming (including the two of them)! We knew going in that it would be tough…vacations, summer weddings, etc. Don’t worry – it’s going to be fun regardless!
Post # 13
I’m sorry. That really stinks. I know they don’t have to come to yours just because you went to theirs, but it would make me feel worse too. Like PP said, try to focus on those who are coming.
Post # 14
So far no one from FI’s family has RSVP’ed except his mother. Only 7 RSVP’ed thus far from my side. I expected it.
Post # 15
I had 10 people at my bridal shower..and I had fun!
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I didn’t even have a bridal shower for my first wedding since it was so small. I probably won’t have one for this wedding either.