Is the mother of the bride invited to all bridal showers?
Bridal showers are popular in the USA and Canada and some brides in the UK also hold a shower. Guests include close female friends and near relatives of the bride. The Mother of the Bride only attends the bridal shower if the bride-to-be specifically invites her. She may want only younger women present.
Does the groom's parents pay for anything?
The groom's family is responsible for paying for whatever item the groomsmen get. The groom's family is also technically responsible for paying for the groomsmen's lodging, whether it's a hotel or Airbnb. This is another cost that has been passed on to the groomsmen in more modern weddings.
Are grandparents invited to the rehearsal dinner?
This might seem fairly obvious, but the immediate family of the soon-to-be newlyweds should always be invited to the rehearsal dinner. This means parents, siblings, and grandparents. Your wedding symbolizes not only the joining of you and your soon-to-be spouse in marriage but also your families merging, as well.
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Should the groom be at the bridal shower?
What Is the Groom's Role? 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.
Who gets invited to the groom's dinner?
The Guest List. Only those who will actually take part in the rehearsal—the bride and groom, their parents, the officiant, the wedding party (including any child attendants), and readers—plus their spouses or dates, need to be invited to the rehearsal itself and the festivities that follow.