Who Pays for the Shower?
The person that plans and invites the guests pays and it is usually considered her gift. Often times, several people will get together and share the expenses. Potlucks are not only fun but budget-saving, as well.
Who Should be Invited?
Traditionally, anyone invited that was invited to the wedding can be invited to baby showers. The best idea is to consult with the new mommy and daddy. Avoid inviting the same people to more than one shower, although some people want to attend several. Best to invite by groups, for example, co-workers, church, etc. The mothers and grandmothers of the mommy and daddy should be invited to all of the showers but it is up to them to decide which ones they will attend.