Shannon
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Bridal shower

Shannon, on October 28, 2021 at 5:57 PM Posted in Planning 0 12
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Hello everyone,
Who are you supposed to invite to your bridal shower?

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Latest activity by Shannon, on November 1, 2021 at 12:37 PM
  • Solana
    Dedicated December 2021
    Solana ·
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    Old fashion is just women. I went modern and invited younger men that were family, all men friends and my FH was there. I also had friends and family women there of course
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    Master January 2019
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    I invited family only from my side. I didn’t invite friends to the shower just the wedding. I think traditionally it’s all women invited to the wedding. As long as who ever you invite is invited to the wedding, I don’t think there’s a wrong way to invite people.
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  • bevbabe
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    Women invited to the wedding. I'll probably just do close female friends and family.

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  • EGD
    Devoted September 2022
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    My mom actually sent me an email on this when she wanted my guest list for the Bridal Shower She was planning and from what her research found etiqutte stated:

    1. only people invited to wedding get invited to shower
    2. +one's do not get invited to shower
    3. Female spouses do not get invited if groom/bride only know male invitee.
    So essentially I invited every women I personally knew who was also coming to the wedding. I excluded the wives of FH's dad's friends where I only ever met the husband, some Groomsmen's girlfriends, and one aunt who I don't like lol
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Hi Shannon! You can invite every woman who is invited to the wedding, but most of the time bridal showers tend to be smaller and more intimate events!!

    I invited all my female family members, bridesmaids, and close friends who lived in-town for a guest list of 30 people. Personally I think 20-30 guests is the perfect size!

    You can also check out this article with expert guest list tips:

    Who Do You Invite to a Bridal Shower?

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  • Shannon
    Dedicated May 2022
    Shannon ·
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    Very helpful resource! Thank you so much.
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  • Megan
    Expert November 2022
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    I was curious about this, my fiancé cousins are getting married around the same time as us and I wasn’t sure if it would be rude to not invite them to shower because I don’t know them that well yet.
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  • Shannon
    Dedicated May 2022
    Shannon ·
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    Hi Lynn, that’s what I was thinking, close friends and family because there are a number of ppl invited to the wedding and our bbq the day after so this event can be more intimate. Thank you!
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  • Shannon
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    Shannon ·
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    Now I can say that I’m not inviting anyone from my fiancé side except his mom, sister (she’s a bridesmaid) and his nana. I don’t think his cousins need to be there because it’s about you, unless you’re having a couples shower.
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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
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    The important ladies in your life!! People who want to celebrate you and shower you with love in a more intimate way before your wedding day.

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  • EGD
    Devoted September 2022
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    My aunt brought up her annoyance with being invited to a Bridal Shower for a woman she never met just because she was invited to the wedding as she knew the groom. My aunt still went because she's not one to miss a party, but she did say she felt a little weird about the invite.

    I personally wanted my Bridal Shower invite to only go out to people who had personally met me and could tell you what my last name is and have had a conversation with me without FH present.

    I didn't want random people there that I would essentially have to be introduced to. FMIL wanted me to invite some random people we're inviting to the wedding to the Bridal Shower and I had to put my foot down cause I literally didn't know who these people were or had only seen them once in my 7 year relationship with FH. My Bridal shower is about me, not FH as selfish as that sounds lol He's having a Stag so those random people could buy a ticket for that if they feel so inclined.

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  • Shannon
    Dedicated May 2022
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    Makes perfect sense! Thank you for your response💕
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