One of the questions we hear a lot is: who can be invited to the bachelorette party?
Bachelorette parties are more relaxed, and they’re often smaller than the bridal shower. In short, you can use the bridal shower guest list as a starting point to figure out who should receive an invitation to the bachelorette party, but typically, some people from the bridal shower will be invited to the bachelorette bash and other guests won’t be invited to the shower or wedding – just the bachelorette party only
So, how do you go about planning your bachelorette party guest list?.
Talk to the bride
The most important thing is to consult with the bride and see who she wants at her bachelorette bash, keeping in mind that alcohol will be involved, and the bride may not want 95-year-old Aunt Ida or her boss to see her dance on tables or see the lacy see-through lingerie she receives for the honeymoon. But, if Aunt Ida is the life of the party and the bride wants her there, by all means invite her to come join in the fun!
What about the M-O-B and M-O-G?
Often, the mothers of the bride and groom are invited to the first part of the bachelorette party for dinner or drinks but then go home when the bachelorette entourage heads out on the town. Again, this all depends on the relationship the bride has with them, so consult the bride first and see what she would like to do.
What if the bride wants to invite someone who isn’t invited to the wedding?
Unlike bridal showers, you can feel free to invite guests who aren’t invited to the wedding. Typically, a close co-worker and acquaintances may come to the bachelorette bash if the bride would like them to be there, even if they aren’t invited to the wedding. So go ahead – ask the bride’s cubicle buddy and book club members to come to the bachelorette. My rule of thumb: the more, the merrier when it comes to bachelorette parties!
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