Post # 1
Ok curious question… must I invite ALL the girls coming to the wedding to the shower?
The reason I’m asking is because alot of them are from FI’s side and I have never met them, I just feel a bit awkard inviting them.
Post # 3
No, bridal showers are for close friends and family. If you want invite your fmil, fsil but I wouldnt’ invite all the women from his family.
Post # 4
@TwoCityBride: It’s not even family, it’s friends that I haven’t met before. I just feel weird asking them to come :s
Post # 5
No way! You can invite whoever you want. I would definitely include the people you know from his side but forget about the others!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
“Showers are intimate gatherings for people you know very well”-Emily Post.
I don’t think mine would have been as much fun with “strangers” there. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m inviting all the women from the wedding to the shower but then again we are having an intimate wedding in the first place so I am going to know everyone. I am not inviting FI’s mother. We don’t get along and a bridal shower is really for the Bride. I want people around me that really love and support me. Keep that in mind when creating your guest list for the bridal shower.
Post # 9
You don’t have to invite them. I had planned to invite everyone because I thought it’d be nice to get people together but I don’t really know anyone on his side (except for immediate family) very well. He told me I could just invite my side and that’s what I decided to do.
Post # 10
@couawilou: Nope. I’m having 2 showers and did not invite nearly all the women on the wedding guest list. I think that’s an old school thing that people used to do. When we got engaged, Future Mother-In-Law asked if I was going to do that because that’s what they did when she and her sister got married 30 years ago. But they also had 1/3 of the people at their wedding that we are.
Post # 11
Thanks ladies for the feedback, that helps me alot!
Post # 12
I wanted a smaller shower but ended up having to invite all the women invited to the wedding. I’m not happy about it but it’s better that fighting with Future Mother-In-Law. It’s going to be soo awkward to open presents from people I’ve never met!
If Fiance your doesn’t care you should skip them and just invite who you want there..
Post # 13
I would say no. I”ve been invited to a few showers for weddings where my Fiance is casually friends with the groom, but I may not even be able to pick the bride out of a crowd. I always RSVP no for those. To me, a shower is an intimate gathering for the people who know you best.
Post # 14
i agree that you don’t have to invite everyone to your shower. If you do, chances are that many of the women who you don’t know very well may decline anyways. That’s what happened to me. I had about 40 ladies on my shower invite list but only my close friends and family came. It was perfect.