Post # 1
So my mom is throwing my shower for me. The only details I know, is that its at our family home on may 25th. I love my parents house, and the location. We are having it around the inground pool filled with flowers & candles….
Here is what mom needs help with- who do you mainly invite (I know females) ?
Do we send invites to out of state people?
Post # 3
We invited every female that was invited to the wedding, out of state or not 🙂
Post # 4
You should only invite those friends and family who are close to you. No need to invite all females that are invited to the wedding, unless you personally know and have a relationship with every one of them. What about a coworker’s wife you’ve never met or someone’s date?
I think you can send invitations to the ones out of state if they are close family relations, knowing they probably won’t attend.
Post # 5
You can either have a couples shower or a traditional womens only shower. Assuming it is a females only shower, you obviously wouldn’t invite anyone who is not invited to the wedding. If you have more than one shower, try not to invite anyone to more than one UNLESS they are close family or in the bridal party. The girls in your bridal party should be invited to every shower. Also, you should invite close relatives to every shower such as sisters,sister-in-laws, fiance’s mother and sister, grandmothers. I am also inviting my females who are first cousins and aunts, but I’m not inviting more distant relatives. Also, if your mother has close friends who are invited to the wedding, they are generally invited. For instance, one of my showers is being given by several of my mother’s friends from church, so a good portion of that shower list are my mother’s friends (who I’ve known most of my life).
I wouldn’t worry about whether they are in town or not…for instance, my groom’s mother and sisters are out of state but they are still invited. I have some close friends who are not bridesmaids (I’m only having 2), so I’ll invite them to one of my showers but not both showers. I would never invite all females that are invited to the wedding only because it puts a burden on them, since generally that person will give you a wedding shower gift and a wedding gift.