Post # 1
So, I’m the bride and am helping my M.O.H. prepare to send out invites to a bridal shower, by gathering the names of ladies from our guest list and their addresses.
I initially put together a list just of women who live in our own town or close to it, and then one or two family members who live across the U.S. but might come to our wedding.
BUT ALL of my grandmothers/aunts/cousins/and a couple close and/or longtime friends, live FAR AWAY as in across the US . . . and I honestly don’t know if I should still send them an invitiation to a bridal shower 2 days prior to our morning wedding, or not? (not for certain that any/all of them would even come to the wedding, due to distance, and we haven’t had time to get RSVP’s back yet!) Would it be silly and a waste of effort and money? Or is it just protocol and they would be offended if they didn’t receive one, and rightly so?
PLEASE help answer this question for me, I have NO CLUE what is right or wrong, proper etiquette, expected, etc! Thanks!
Post # 3
The only things I know about the invite list are
Invite only people who are invited to the wedding
And who you want to come
Post # 4
Technically any female invited to the wedding can be invited to the shower. Are you having more than one? I would invite local guests only. Maybe if you’re not having another closer to those family members, I would send invites too, but then it really is just to get the gift, so it’s a bit dodgy. I don’t think it is offensive to not invite someone because they are far away.
Post # 5
I would send them an invite since it is so close to your actual wedding day. To me it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to go a few days earlier to enjoy the shower and your wedding. It’s really up to you though.
Post # 6
i would still send the out of town people invites who knows maybe they will fly in a few days early to attend and also go to the wedding! even if some dont make it at least they will see that ur intentions were good…