Post # 1
My Mom is throwing me my bridal shower. I don’t think that FMIL or FSIL were planning on throwing me a separate one for their side of the family. (FMIL has cancer and Future Sister-In-Law is prego) I hope that they wouldn’t with all that they’re going through.
The idea of co-ed is not for me… so thats automatically cancelled out.
What is normally bridal shower tradition? Does one person throw you one and both sides (women) are invited? Is it all preferential? Do you only invite your closest friends and family of the bride?
If my mom is the only person throwing me a bridal shower, do I invite both sides (women) from the family? My heart says yes thats what I do but I’ve been to bridal showers of all different sorts. 2 co-ed and 2 close friends and family of bride.
I’m just confused.
Post # 3
Typically you only invite people that are invited to the wedding as well. You can definitely have both your side and his side there. I have seen it go both ways.
Post # 4
My aunt threw me my shower, and I invited all of the women invited to the wedding (all of the women that I personally knew), regardless as to whose ‘side’ they belonged to.
Post # 5
I’m pretty sure it’s universal to invite the women from both sides and generally other women invited to the wedding. And this is probably a regional thing, but bridal showers are usually posted in someone’s church bulletin so your mother’s and grandmother’s friends all come along, lol.
Post # 6
We normally have a bridal tea for the bride and the invite list includes female friends of the bride, the bridesmaids, bride’s mother, and groom’s mother, and female relatives.
If there are to be two bridal teas or showers (like for the groom’s side of the family/community), same type people invited, but just not inviting people to both if they are the same type shower/tea.
Post # 7
the women invited to you wedding/reception. My Darling Husband joined ours only because
he had nothing else to do and had to drive me to said “surprise” shower. He fit
in quite well, living amongs only women for much of his natural life. It was so much
fun having him there. A nice memory………. He even played pin the flower on the
Post # 8
My Maid/Matron of Honor and my mom have gotten together and I have given my Maid/Matron of Honor a guest list for it.. Supposed to be a surprise for me but it will be the weekend of the 17th of Sept… very soon. The guest list consists of women from my side and my Fiance side who are local.
Post # 9
Anyone who the host wants to invite. If you are being asked for a guest list, then I would recommend only inviting close friends and family (or their wives) because if you extend beyond that it seems like a gift grab.