Post # 1
I’ve been asked to supply a list of names and contact info for who I’d like to have at my bridal shower, but I’m feeling so uncomfortable!
Do I invite all female family members of FI’s family (not just his cousins, but his aunts…and his Dad’s Girlfriend and his Grandfather’s GF?). Do I invite women who are in their 50s who I’m friends with, along with my cousins who are in their 60s? Do I invite my Grandfather’s wife? There could possibly be an age range of 22-80. Should I put a number limit, since it’s being hosted at a BM’s Mom’s house?
This has suddenly freaked me out!
Post # 3
I would invite close family and friends – on your side and your FIs side. You don’t need to invite every female, but I would be careful about making it seem exclusive (i.e, if you invite one aunt, you should ideally invite them all). Good luck!
Post # 4
First I would discuss with your Bridesmaid or Best Man family and see what their limit is on guests (just to make sure that you are both on the same page)
Also, keep the guest list to close family and friends. A bridal shower doesn’t necessarily mean you have to invite every female that you know.
Post # 5
Thanks you two. My BM’s Mom said to invite all who I want, but I’m trying to keep it within reason. The problem is FI’s side, since all this aunts and cousins invited themselves, and I feel that’s not fair to not invite my aunts and cousins, but then it would just be out of hand.