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#1 OROBride1008

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    Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

    Is it ok to have a bridal shower if you are having a DW? More so, do you only invite the people you invited to the DW to the shower? Or do I have to have a AHR to be able to have a bridal shower and invite other people who weren't invited to the DW? Any thoughts on this would be great.

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:46 PM

      Yes, it is totally ok to have a shower if you are having a DW. Gosh, I am having two.

      You only invite the people you are planning on inviting or have invited to the shower.

      A shower should not be given by you, but by a bridal party member.

      #3 Jacqueline

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        Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:55 PM

        I'm not sure on the proper etiquette on this. but i would think that you can still have a shower even if you're having a dw, b/c you are still getting married and starting a life together, kwim??

        and if you want a party after you are home, have an ahr. i see nothing wrong with it ;o)

        #4 Banana11

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          Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

          My aunt is throwing me a shower and it includes people that aren't coming to our wedding.

          #5 hmj

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            Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

            In the etiquette section of more than one DW book I've read it says it's OK to have a shower and to register.

            I would personally only want people invited who were invited to the wedding, but I'm also inviting a TON of people to the wedding, so that might be different. If you're having a reception after the fact and everyone knows you're having a reception, then I don't think it'd be too big a deal to invite people who aren't invited to the wedding.

            Also, what does "AHR" stand for? I can pretty much figure out all the other acronyms, but this one I'm having trouble with!

            #6 townie princess

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              Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:17 PM

              AHR = at home reception

              #7 1elephant

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                Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:21 PM

                i had a shower and told my mil to ONLY invite ppl invited to the wedding. i (personally) thought it was a tacky way of asking for gifts if i invited ppl to the shower w/o a wedding invitation.

                #8 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                  Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:23 PM

                  I think it's okay to have a shower because even if people cannot join the DW, they would like to participate in another way.

                  #9 stkitts2010

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                    Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:28 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by OROBride1008
                    Is it ok to have a bridal shower if you are having a DW? More so, do you only invite the people you invited to the DW to the shower? Or do I have to have a AHR to be able to have a bridal shower and invite other people who weren't invited to the DW? Any thoughts on this would be great.
                    I think it's okay. Furthermore, I noticed you are from Bradenton and you look familiar. I use to live in Bradenton. What high school did you go to?

                    #10 trance_angelx0x

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                      Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:30 PM

                      Invite who you want there. Most people want to participate in weddings in any way they can including just going to the bridal shower.




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