Bridal luncheon - who to invite?
I'm a bridesmaid. The bride has requested absolutely no bachlorette party, so the bridesmaids are all taking her out for a "spa day" and lunch on the day before the wedding.
We had envisioned this as just the bride, bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride & groom. But we are wondering if we should invite other female family members & close friends. They are a very close-knit family and might be offended if they aren't included.
The rehearsal dinner is two days before the wedding, and basically all family and close friends are invited in addition to the wedding party. So the order of events is: Rehearsal dinner, spa day, wedding day.
Should we include all of these close family and friends in the spa day or maybe just the lunch? And who should pay if we do invite them? The bridesmaids are going to pay for the bride and mothers.