(Closed) WHO needs to be invited to a bridal shower?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It really depends on what kind of shower it is.  If it’s more of a younger vibe then maybe you shouldn’t invite family members but a regular shower could have family members.  Just make sure that they are all invited to the wedding as well.  It is sort of rude to have people come to your shower but noy your wedding.

Post # 4
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hmmm. I hate to say it but etiquette wise, FI’s Mom is right. Is there a compromise you could reach? I heard that all female relatives within 2 hours driving distance should be invited, but if you’re afraid the crowds won’t mix, you could blame it on that, as long as you are having another shower that his relatives could be invited to. 

Post # 6
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i had that issue too, i made my own list, i got a list from my mom, and then i asked for a list from my fmil. it ended up being huge, with some people on my fmil’s list that i don’t even know, but i felt like i should include my fi’s side too because the whole part of marriage is to join families. luckily for my sister/moh, my dad decided to sponser the shower so she doesn’t have to worry about the cost.

Post # 8
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Ask your BMs how many they can accomodate, and that should help you decide what to do.

Post # 9
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1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Whatever you end up deciding, remember that every guest on the list is one more gift you get! Innocent  Hah, good luck with it, I understand not wanting to overwhelm your bridesmaids as they plan the thing.

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