April 1

How Many Bridal Shower Guests is Too Many? Rant or Rave

With so many brides-to-be, bridesmaids and future grooms working in the Wedding Paper Divas headquarters, it’s no surprise that party planning is a regular occurrence around here. And, since spring is such a popular time for bridal showers, there’s been a lot of back and forth over wedding shower guest lists—specifically, how many is too many? Some argue that more than twenty is a crowd, while others say the more, the merrier.

Where do you weigh in?

What do you think is the appropriate amount of guests for a bridal shower? Do you think showers should be kept to close friends and family or opened up to bigger groups? What size bridal shower are your friends or family planning for you? Rant or rave!


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Hometown: St. Louis, MO Favorite Color: Pistachio Favorite Movie Wedding Moment: The airplane scene in The Wedding Singer Jessy is a Jr. Writer at Tiny Prints. When she was seven, she declared herself "Jessy" (from her given name, Jessica) because she wanted to be a little different. Which is exactly what led her to Tiny Prints-her love for all things unique, memorable and personal! Letterpress printing makes her swoon and she has an affinity for fresh designs with a hint of vintage. In addition to her passion for paper goods, Jessy loves dogs, llamas, autumn, farmers' markets, live music, skeleton keys, extra sprinkles, beating boys in sports, running, antique stores and a book that’s hard to put down.

2 thoughts on “How Many Bridal Shower Guests is Too Many? Rant or Rave

  1. Elisa

    Personally I’ve been to (and planned) very large and very small showers. I would suggest that a bride shoot for less than 30 people at her shower, even if it means having two separate parties to accommodate large families. More than that, and you start getting into opening gifts for multiple hours, yelling over the crowd, and utter chaos!

  2. Bride Support

    I tend to say that over 20 is call for splitting it up into another separate shower. With too many people, it becomes less personal, guests get less time spend and “shower” the bride and gift opening becomes a marathon! Bridal showers should be an intimate gathering of people who want to spend some quality time with the bride…which becomes impossible with too many guests.


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