Invite immediate female family members of both the bride &
groom's family, as well as, close friends of the bride and the wedding
You may want to consult with the bride when making up the
invitation list. Everyone going to the shower should go to the wedding.
This will avoid a lot of hurt feelings and mis-understandings. However, in
retrospect, everyone invited to the wedding does not have to be invited to
In answering the second part of your question: A Great
time for the shower would be 1-2 months before the wedding. However, this
may be a very busy time for the bride, so be sure to consult the bride
when setting the date.
Glenna Tooman, Wedding Consultant, ForeverWed.com
Memory Makers Event Planning, LLC