Post # 1
I have a quick question: So my wonderfeul Maid/Matron of Honor is planning a shower for me and asked me to come up with a list of people I’d like to invite. I’m inviting my sisters and my friends (my mom leaves overseas and won’t be able to come until close to my wedding) and I was wondering if I should invite my FMIL? She lives in Indiana (I live in DC) and I’m not so familiar with bridal shower ettiquette, and not sure if she expects to fly to DC for the shower… Do FMILs from out of town usually come to the bridal shower?
Thanks for your help! 😀
Post # 3
Often when the families are so far apart the in-laws will throw a second bridal shower for you and invite their side of the family. I would absolutely invite your Future Mother-In-Law to this shower and also ask her if there are any friends and family she would like to invite. Then just see what she says and go from there.
Post # 4
Thanks, Moose! I’m not sure if she’ll throw a 2nd shower for me and invite her side of the family though…her family lives in Alaska and my Fiance is an only child…and I don’t think they keep up with my FFIL’s side of the family. But anywho, I’ll ask my Maid/Matron of Honor to send the invite to her and see what she says. Thanks again! 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with just inviting her and letting her make the decision.
Post # 6
I would send a courtesy invite. That way if she comes great, but if she can’t you know why.