When it comes to whether or not you should invite your mom to your bachelorette party, it all depends on what YOU want. There is no rule that says you should or you shouldn’t. But, if you don’t, and you have an awesome relationship with your mom, it can be difficult to say “no” if she asks.
Some questions you can ask yourself if you are considering whether or not you should invite your mom to your bachelorette party are:
- Do you feel comfortable enough to invite her?
- Do you think your friends will be okay with her tagging along?
- Will she be comfortable taking part in all of the bachelorette activities?
If you have a good relationship with your mom, and you are leaning towards not inviting her, it is important that you be honest and up-front about your answer.
Besides giving her the “I am not sure who I want to invite” answer, or just putting it off altogether, you should let her know as soon as possible if she is invited. In fact, it is likely that she will also be more inclined to accept your decision to leave her out if you are honest about why you made the decision to do so.
Instead of inviting her to your bachelorette party, you can schedule a special day or night for your mom and you to spend together.
If she accepts that you do not want her to be present at your bachelorette party, but also appears a bit upset by the decision, you can make it a point to schedule a full day or night of mother-daughter time in the next couple weeks. This way, you can do things that you know she will want to do, and that you will also be comfortable doing with her.
When it comes to your wedding, bachelorette party, bridal shower, etc., who attends (most of the time) will be dependent on who you want there with you. However, in the end, if you want to leave people out of some of the festivities, it is important to let them know why you have made that decision.