Post # 1
Hi Ladies – Ok…I need some advice! One of my BMs just texted me “Can I bring a friend to your Bridal Shower? Hope it’s ok.” I haven’t answered her yet but my answer is “absolutely NOT!” She has kind of been my problem Bridesmaid or Best Man this whole time but I’m really suprised she is even thinking that this would be okay. I’m not trying to be mean but I definitely don’t want some random girl that I don’t even know at my Bridal Shower. How can I tell her NO nicely but still make sure I get my point across?
Post # 3
We weren’t expecting plus ones at the bridal shower. Sorry!
Or, I was really hoping to keep it intimate with people my fiance or I am close with.
You have every right to ask her to keep her friend at home. There is no reason she needs to bring someone with her.
Post # 4
I agree with afuturemrs! you could always throw out there that really only people who are invited to the wedding are invited to the shower. lol
Post # 5
Weird! Who is hosting this bridal shower?
Post # 6
ya i would tell her you have to check in with the host, and then get back to her and say you and the host prefer to keep it to only people you know, who are invited to the wedding. etc etc.
Post # 7
LOL our engagement party host is inviting friends that we (FH and I) don’t know, so I guess this happens more often than I thought! Maybe she would feel more comfortable with a friend if she doesn’t know a lot of people there?
But I’m with @PurpleUnicorn just let her know that you’d prefer people who are invited to the wedding – a bit awkward otherwise.
Post # 8
The weird thing is my bridal shower is going to be hosted by my Bridesmaids (her included)?!? From what I’ve been told, she really hasn’t done anything for my shower to start with. My other BMs have kind of just been doing everything themselves but trying to include her at the same time but she seems not into it at all & I don’t get it!