Q: One of the women I teach with would like to throw a shower for me at our school and invite my kindergarten students and their parents. I know that only those who are invited to the wedding should be asked to a bridal shower. As I’m unable to include these extra people, should I ask her not to plan the shower?
A: On the one hand, you’re right: Only those invited to a wedding should be asked to attend the bridal shower. But there are exceptions and yours is one of them. Very often co-workers (such as your friend) want to recognize the bride to-be’s special day with a small shower of their own. We’ve had many such mini bridal showers among our own BG staff members, and although not everyone was invited to the wedding, they were more than happy to contribute to a group gift and partake in the festivities. So let your friend plan the shower for you and consider inviting your students and their parents to the church or ceremony,especially if it’s nearby and there’sample room. After you return from the honeymoon, you can bring in your wedding video and photo album to share with your students. They’ll love it!