When it comes to your bridal shower, you will most likely have two main objectives: what to wear and who to invite. Despite the fact that your mother, the maid of honor, or another dear companion or relative will probably deal with the main part of the planning, you will need to give the list of guests some genuine thought. To enable you to figure out who to invite to your shower, we gathered together inquires and answers to the invitation problems most brides confront.
WOULD IT BE A GOOD IDEA TO INVITE EVERY LADY THAT IS COMING TO THE WEDDING?
No, it's not important to invite every one of the ladies on your wedding list of people to attend. And more importantly, it would be poor manners to invite someone to your shower and not to your wedding.
WHO MAKES UP MOST OF THE GUESTS?
The guest list will mainly be made of the bride's dearest loved ones. Your groom will most likely also request that their mother, sisters and aunts be invited. If your mother is helping to give the party, they may also have a list of dear friends that they would like included.
WOULD IT BE ADVISABLE FOR ME TO WELCOME THE GROOM'S CLOSE FEMALE FRIEND?
If you are close to the groom's female friends, it is standard to include them. Your groom may also ask that you include the significant other of his best man or groomsmen. This will allow them to feel included when it comes time for the wedding.
IS THE BRIDAL PARTY INCLUDED?
In most cases, the maid of honor will be in charge and the rest of the bridal party will help to give the shower. If your bridal party includes younger teenagers and children, make sure your shower will be age appropriate before including them.
IS THE GROOM WELCOMED TO THE BRIDAL SHOWER?
Customarily, showers are intended to be a gathering of the women as it were. Be that as it may, it's becoming more and more popular to have coed showers and invite the groom's friends as well. It is something that you should discuss as a couple before deciding which way to go.
WOULD IT BE ADVISABLE FOR ME TO SEND INVITATIONS TO INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE FAR AWAY?
It's decent to send invitations to your dear loved ones who live far away. They probably aren't going to consider this to be a ploy for gifts, but rather a motion intended to make them feel cherished and included. Don't assume that they will attend though. Especially if they are traveling to the wedding in the upcoming months.
SHOULD I INVITE MY COLLEAGUES?
If you think of them as close friends to hang out with outside of work and they are invited to the wedding, go ahead and send them an invitation. Remember though, if you aren't inviting some of your colleagues to the wedding, don't invite them to your shower.
All in all, bridal showers are intended to be more personal affairs where you (the bride) can invest quality time with your dearest loved ones and family. So above all, have fun!