How to Invite Non-wedding Guests to the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party

How to Invite Non-wedding Guests to the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party

Guest list etiquette is one of the trickiest parts of wedding planning.Whether you’re worried about inviting too many people, trying to fit in with your parents’ circle of friends, or wondering who gets the bonus points, there are too many questions to answer before those invitations go out.The same question applies to your bridal shower.

Bridal showers are usually planned by the bride’s mother, bridesmaids, or other close friends or family members.Also, because the men and women in charge of the wedding are different, it can be difficult to decide on the guest list at the shower.

You can invite coworkers to your wedding shower, but not your wedding?What about travel weddings?But if you’re having a small wedding, that means you have to actually sit down and trim the guest list to fit the right number.However, this is not always easy.You may not realize how many supporters, friends and family you have in your life until you actually check your guest list.But there may be a way to invite loved ones: invite them to a bridal shower or bachelorette party, but not the wedding.

More couples are opting for smaller weddings, and showers or parties that include guests who didn’t receive wedding invitations are becoming more popular.Couples can also invite those who can’t attend the wedding, so those guests can still attend some wedding celebrations like bridal shower or bachelorette party.Here are two examples:

For a small wedding and a larger shower: The bride is hosting a private wedding, please help us celebrate at the bridal shower or bachelorette party.

For a destination wedding and a local shower: Before the bride departs for her wedding, let’s celebrate with a bridal shower or bachelorette party.

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