Post # 1
The bride will having a bachelorette in about a month. I am not in the bridal party but my boyfriend is – its a girls night out. Many people are invited from family to so/so closeness, the more better. I became friends with the bride due to my boyfriend introducing me to her, they were childhood friends. We see each other as couples every 2 months or so.
I will be going to her bridal shower that is on my fathers birthday which only close people got invited to. Now the problem is my best friend wants to go on vacation and it will be the week of the Bach party, the other weeks cost more than our budget. Would it look rude to miss it?
Post # 3
Of course it’s ok to miss her party, you’re not even in the bridal party, and no reasonable person would be mad at you for taking a vacation with your best friend instead of attending.
Post # 4
of course it’s fine to miss it!
I was just at a bachelorette party where I was the only non-bridal party guest because no one could make it. You’re not obligated to show up at any of the partie – even if you were in the Bridal Party she can’t make you go (you probably should but it’s not really required)
Post # 5
Completely fine to miss it! You’re not in the bridal party, and you’re going to the shower – more than enough. Have a great vacation!
Post # 6
No one is obligated to attend a bachelorette party.
Post # 9
@Pasha380: totally fine to miss her party. Things happen!!! You are still allowed to have a life too!
Post # 10
It’s an invitation, not a summons! Don’t stress about missing it.
Post # 11
@Pasha380: of course, you are not required to go. you can decline and no one will think differently of you.