Post # 1
It is very likely that I won’t have a bridal shower. My mother is 1700 miles away until the week before the wedding, my Future Mother-In-Law is not able to throw one and I’m having my brother as the man of honor (no BM’s). The reality is, I’m pretty much ok with this. Is any one else out there not having a bridal shower and ok it?
Post # 3
I am! My mother is far away and is not into the wedding planning at all in anyway. My Maid/Matron of Honor and the rest of my bridal parties are all over the country. I can’t imagine them traveling across the country to just throw me a party, so I never expected it to start with and told my Maid/Matron of Honor not to have to worry about it the day I asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. I also don’t like the idea of showers (blatantly asking for gifts) and gender-based parties, so I am totally fine without having a shower. If anything, I think I’d rather have a couple party and our local friends and family just to hang out and celebrate.
Post # 4
I’m pretty much not OK with it. I don’t care about the gifts, I just want to have a fun girly party. I don’t feel I’m entitled to one, but I’m not going to say I’m not dissapointed. I wish I felt like you did!
Post # 5
I’m totally ok with not having a bridal shower! I actually think it is a little OTT and ‘look at me, I’m a bride!’. Plus, transatlantic families and friends spread all over the world… I’ll be glad if they can make it to the wedding!
Post # 6
Me too! I did not have a shower. My family, Maid/Matron of Honor, and other friends live in all different areas of the country, and it would have been difficult logistically to have one. Plus, I find wedding showers boring!
Post # 7
No shower for me! I’m just dandy without too 🙂
Post # 8
I get it. OTT is over the top? No, they are not over the top. They are a rite of passage for a bride like a sweet sixteen party. People shouldn’t judge others by saying they are OTT when someone lovingly throws them a bridal shower.
Post # 9
I’ve actually tried to make it known subtlely and nicely that I’d prefer not to have a shower. My Fiance and I don’t have a place of our own and won’t be buying a house for some time, and we have absolutely no space to put bunches of housewares that we won’t be able to use for about two years! So I don’t really want or need to be showered with gifts… maybe with drinks, but not with gifts 😛
Post # 10
@Lady_Love: Over The Top 🙂
Edit: And then I saw your later post. /doh!