Post # 1
I will be having a family/family friends shower hosted by my Aunts and need to finalize the guest list. I will later be having a friends/couples shower hosted by the BM’s. Possibly, there will be a shower given by the grooms Aunts but I’m not sure about that.
As to the first one- do I invite all the BM’s to it? The Maid/Matron of Honor is helping throw it with her mom. The groom’s mom should also be invited, right?
Post # 3
I think that they should. You should include your Bridesmaid or Best Man and as well as the mother of the groom. I would at least :”]]
Post # 4
I would invite them…but also let them know you don’t expect a gift for every shower.
Post # 5
For the first one, I’d invite them but maybe let them know that you’d love to have them there, but you totally understand if they can’t give up another weekend day to your wedding and that you certainly don’t expect a gift. I would invite the groom’s mom to the first one, since it’s a nice opportunity for her to get to know the ladies on your side of the family.
Post # 6
Thanks bees 🙂 I will invite them all and let them no there is no pressure to attend all the showers!
One last question, he has one aunt who lives pretty close to where the shower will be. She is the person we are closest too besides his parents. Do I invite her to my family’s shower as well as his Mom? Is it okay to do that and not invite the other aunts?
Post # 7
I’d invite them to all but let them know it’s not a requirement to attend and give a gift everytime.
Post # 8
@texanna: I believe its only proper to invite guests to one shower so they don’t feel obligated to get you multiple gifts.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t want to be invited to more than 1 shower. Firstly, feeling obligated to buy more than 1 gift, and secondly because I don’t want to spend more time at a shower – I don’t find them that exciting.
I would invited the groom’s mother.