My maid of honor is throwing me a bridal shower. Do all of the people I invite to the bridal shower have to be invited to the wedding?

The answer is yes. Anyone who is invited to any “auxiliary events” – engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, etc. should also be invited to your wedding. There are two exceptions – if you’re having an extremely small destination wedding (like, under 50 guests) and all of the bridal shower guests are aware and understanding of this, and office showers where your co-workers are aware that they’re not invited to the wedding.