My bridal shower invites are confusing πŸ˜‚

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wouldn’t you want the guests to bring their spouses or boyfriends/girlfriends?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

That is exactly what a couple’s shower means. Your invites aren’t confusing – you and your mom seem confused. 

https://www.theknot.com/content/couple-bridal-shower-basics

Now that invites are out, I would open the invitation to both men and women. It was your mistake, and it’s unfair to take that back now. What did you think couple’s shower meant?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

What else would it mean? 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

A couples shower customarily does mean it’s open to significant others.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m confused lol.  What did you intend to mean by “couples shower” 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Uh, that’s exactly what a couple’s shower is….what did you think a couple’s shower was?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Oh, and posting about your shower on Facebook where I’m assuming you have fb friends who aren’t invited to the wedding or the shower is very uncouth. I’d remove that immediately. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

What else would it mean? That’s what a couples shower is – a shower where men and women are invited and the couple are the guests of honor.

I would just own the screw-up and allow SOs at this point.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Your invites are fine. You and your mother on the other hand seem confused. Did you think the couples part referred to the future bride and groom? πŸ€” As silly as that sounds its the only explanation I can come up with. And I agree with a pp about removing the FB post.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I legit want to know what you thought it meant. Please tell instead of just deleting this. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Traditionally a “Bridal Shower” indicates just for ladies, also the envelopes would only be addressed to women. A “couple’s Shower” indicates couples are invited. Why did you pick the invite? You shouldn’t be in charge of your shower… also, delete the Facebook post and have the guys come. Couple showers are fun and an excellent way to include the groom and his friends. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I strongly suggest honoring the full invite for couples. My friends aunt is throwing her a bridal shower and on the same fb invite says “Bachelorette to follow”. I think it’s beyond poor thinking on her part because I know all 50 ppl invited to the shower isnt invited to the party. Ppl will show up to her shower expecting to be included to the other party to follow. I’m glad I’m not in their position πŸ˜•. Don’t do it to yourself

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