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Bridal shower/ Bachelorette/ engagement party who’s invited to what?

10102020, on August 29, 2019 at 8:56 AM Posted in Parties and Events 0 14
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This may sound like a silly question but who gets invited to what ?!

engagement party - close family and friends
bridal shower - women
bachelorette - bridesmaid close/female friends who aren’t bridesmaids

wedding- those invited to engagement party / out of town guess / and anyone who was not invited to engagement party


do I have it correct ? ( the place I’m having my engraftment party has a maximum of 80 guest)

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Latest activity by 10102020, on August 30, 2019 at 12:36 PM
  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    Sounds about right! As long as everyone who was invited to pre-wedding events is also invited to the wedding, I think it's fair game to whoever you want to invite if you wanna mix it up Smiley smile

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  • 10102020
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    Good! I just don’t want anyone to feel outcasted.
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  • Megan
    Expert October 2019
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    We didnt have an engagement party.

    Bridal Party- the women I invited to the wedding (since we arent having a co-ed party). I didn't invite anyone who I didnt invite to the wedding.
    Bachelorette Party - close friends/family (my fiance is having his own party because we agreed these days were about us as individuals).
    Wedding- Anyone invited to the above and then some.
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  • 10102020
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    Thanks for sharing! I agree when decided to have a engagement party so our families could meet. Honestly just a gathering of eating and talking with a few engagement games and prizes. I didn’t want to spend too much money on this because there where other things wedding related that are more important! Thanks for sharing
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Sounds about right. Anyone invited to any pre wedding event should also be invited to the wedding. While you can invite all of the women on your guest list to the shower, it’s pretty typical to keep it to close friends and family. Your coworker’s wife who you’ve never met doesn’t have a place at your shower.
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  • Megan
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    We didnt see the need for the engagement party because our families knew each other because of our son (baby shower, birthdays, etc). Smiley smile
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  • Melle
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    Yea that sounds right
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  • MrsD
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    I'd say regardless anyone invited to those 3 invites must also be invited to the wedding. For the engagement party, I'd invite whoever you'll invite to the wedding that lives in the area. For the bridal shower, all the women who live where the bridal shower is. Then what you said for the bach!

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  • 10102020
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    Thank you for the information! I agree 😊
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  • 10102020
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    Thanks for stopping by congrats ☺️☺️☺️
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  • 10102020
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    Thanks for stopping by 😎😎😎
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  • 10102020
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    Thanks for the information! ☺️☺️☺️
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    I think this looks great!

    We lived in a different state than either of our families, and a lot of our friends also live far away - so travel distance was a big factor for us in these decisions! Here's what we did:

    - Engagement Party: We had two "engagement parties". The first one was super casual and thrown by my best friend right after our engagement, so we just invited our close friends who lived in town and had about 20 people there. My husband's family friends also hosted an engagement party / "meet and greet" for us because they wanted to finally meet my parents! For that one the guest list was just our immediate families and his closest family friends.

    - Bridal Shower: I invited all of our female family members (we both have really small families, so that was only 7 women!), plus all the bridesmaids, plus close female friends who lived nearby. It was in DC and I invited my girl friends as far as NYC, but stopped short of inviting my Boston friends. Having to buy a flight for a bridal shower (when it isn't your family or absolute closest friend) seemed like a bit too much of an ask for me! (Invited 30 people, 25 attended)

    - Bachelorette Party: Bridesmaids plus my close girl friends! We went on a big trip to Vegas for my bach, so we extended the invite to a pretty large group of friends knowing that at least several people wouldn't be able to swing the travel or want to spend that much money! (Invited 18 people, 12 attended)

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  • 10102020
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    Wow thank you your discussion was so helpful! Congrats to you and thanks for sharing.
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