Bridal Shower Invitation FAQ


The maid of honor or another good friend usually hosts the shower. Sometimes several people (typically bridesmaids) share the responsibility of celebrating the bride-to-be.

Who should get a bridal shower invitation?

The only rule you need to know is that everyone invited to the shower should also be invited to the wedding. That being said, you can keep the bridal shower to an intimate group of friends and/or family, or have a blowout with dozens of friends. Talk it over with the bridal shower hostess to find out what they have in mind and feel comfortable hosting.

When should I send bridal shower invitations?

These should go out between six and eight weeks before the event, depending on how many out-of-towners are on the list. Make sure guests RSVP to one person (the maid of honor, for example) to keep numbers organized.