Who is it appropriate to invite to a bridal shower?
A bridal shower guest list will be mostly the bride’s closest friends and family. If the groom’s mom is helping with the organizing, she may ask to invite the groom’s sisters and aunties, so you can count on including the groom’s close family too.
Do you have to invite every woman to bridal shower?
No, you don’t need to invite every single female wedding guest (unless it’s a particularly intimate wedding). Simply send invitations to the closest female friends and relatives of the bride—even the ones you know you can’t make it, as a nice gesture.
Who pays for bridal shower?
Whoever is hosting the bridal shower should pay for the expenses: food, decorations, games, entertainment, etc. It is not proper etiquette for the host to ask for contributions. If it’s a bid too much for one person to cover, you might consider having a group of people host it together. Then they can share the costs.
How many should be invited to a bridal shower?
If you’re having one wedding shower, both sides of the family and both sets of family friends should be invited. However, if you’re having more than one wedding shower, you can invite the side of the family and family friends from that side only—or have a mix of both sides, depending on locations.
What is the etiquette for bridal shower invitations?
“Send out your bridal shower invitations eight weeks before the bridal shower and at least two months before the wedding day,” says Michael. Bridal shower invitations should be mailed eight weeks before the bridal shower, giving guests plenty of time to RSVP to this intimate and fun party for the bride-to-be.
What is the difference between a bridal shower and a wedding shower?
A wedding shower and a bridal shower are basically the same thing. A “bridal shower” is the more traditional term and typically includes an all-women guest list, while a “wedding shower” is for guests of all-genders. Couples generally choose to have one or the other, but not both.
Does the groom attend the bridal shower?
Unless you’re having a Jack and Jill bridal shower, the groom does not need to attend the bridal shower. However, it’s not uncommon for the fiancé to make an appearance towards the end of the event to say thank you. After all, many of the gifts are for him, as well.
Can you invite guests to bridal shower and not wedding?
The short answer is, you should not invite anyone to your shower who will not be invited to the wedding. “Anyone who is invited or included in the bridal shower should be invited to the wedding.”
Do you invite your mother in law to bridal shower?
Invite the mother of the bride, sisters, aunts, and female cousins, as long as they live fairly close. Otherwise, as suggested above, you may just want to confirm they are up for making the trip. The mother-in-law. Invite the mother of the bride’s partner, whether the bride loves her or, um, doesn’t.
What does the maid of honor pay for?
Help plan and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party. The maid (or matron) of honor is in charge of the parties, but bridesmaids are expected to have ideas, give feedback, help decorate, chip in cash, and assist with the hostess duties. If you’re on a limited budget, be up front about it.
Is there cake at a bridal shower?
Like weddings, bridal showers often include cake. But because they’re not weddings, don’t feel the need to offer something big day-ready, like a traditional white confection. If you do want to slice into a cake, play with creative colors and flavors to fit the vibe of your celebration.
What is the best time to have a bridal shower?
The best time to have a bridal shower is on average between three months to two weeks before the bride’s wedding day. Keep in mind that the most important factor in selecting a date is what works best for the bride and all her VIP guests.
How many is too many for a bridal shower?
Since your guest lists for the showers should not overlap, (with the exception of your immediate family members and maid of honor, you don’t invite someone to more than one shower) there really isn’t a need for more than two showers.
What is a reasonable budget for a bridal shower?
If you’re going all out with an elaborate bridal shower, you could be talking $40 to $150 or more (gasp!) per person. Even a small, elaborate bridal shower (think 15 guests) could cost between $600 and $2,250—and that’s before invitations, decorations and cake.