I'm getting married on November 6th and I need advice about pre-wedding parties.
A little background: my FH doesn't have that many male friends and we have decided because of this that his groom party will be out friend, his sister, his BIL and his nephew (who is seven). I love this as my entire family is in the wedding as well (I have three sisters all in the wedding). The problem is the pre-wedding parties. I would like to make sure that everyone in the wedding is involved with a pre-wedding party. Unfortunately under normal circumstances the grooms party would only be going to a bachelor party and this is not possible with the grooms party being his family.
My MOH and I thought it would be fun to then throw three pre-wedding parties; an engagement party, a traditional wedding shower, and then a hen/stag party with my girlfriends and their so's (so my FH has someone to hang with). I've been told, however that it's too late to throw an engagement party even if I don't ask for gifts and that everything is too close together.
Does anyone have any suggestions? At this point I'm irritated because I'm doing the best I can with what I've been given and then I have snotty people telling me I can't do this and I can't do that and who are they to tell me what I can and cannot do and blah, blah, blah....
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