Post # 1
so here is the bridal shower situation i’m in….i’m sure i’m completely over thinking it but my biggest concern is my Future Mother-In-Law feeling left out….
my mom is technically throwing my bridal shower. she has coordinated everything from invites to the party itself. however, my Future Mother-In-Law has offered to do the table gifts. She will be hand painting wine glasses and purchasing tiny bottles of wine for each guest (roughly 65 ladies).
my mom sent over the invites for me to proof read and I noticed she is the only one listed as the host. is this okay? should my Future Mother-In-Law be listed too seeing she is putting in TONS of time and effort for the table gifts? am i just over thinking this? i don’t want her to feel left out or snubbed…
on the flip side – if my mom does list her as a host…will she feel like she has to offer to pay for a portion of the shower? my mom has made it very clear she is more than happy to fully fund the shower.
opinions and insight are so welcomed and appreciated!!
Post # 2
Save yourself the headache and don’t list anyone as the host to spare everyone’s feelings? Is that possible?
I’ve never actually seen a bridal shower invite listing who was hosting it for the bride (And I’ve been to 20+) but that could just be where I’m from.
Post # 3
I agree with PP. Don’t list a host. Instead “you are invited to a bridal shower celebrating ‘Brides Name'”
Post # 4
I suggest both of them be listed as hosts. You can never be too kind when it comes to sharing credit for anything. If Future Mother-In-Law offers to share in the costs, your Mom can just politely decline saying that Future Mother-In-Law has already done her share.
Post # 6
Let them decide, and let them print and issue the invitations. You should not be involved in planning your own gift-receiving event. Actually, I am old-fashioned enough that I don’t think your mother should be involved in planning your gift-receiving event either, and your future mother-in-law should do so only if it is a “Our side meet-the-bride” shower. But apparently that ship has sailed.