Post # 1
I am invited to a shower later this summer for a friend. The shower is being hosted by her aunt (who I don’t know) at the aunt’s house. I have only been to a few showers, but the ones I have been to were at restaurants so I never though of this before but since this is at someone’s home should I bring a bottle of wine or ask one of the bridesmaids if I can contribute a dessert? I like to be a gracious guest but also don’t want to step on any toes…
Post # 3
I don’t think you need to, particularly where you don’t know the hostess. If I have a friend/family member who is throwing a home shower though I usually ask in advance if I can bring anything!
Post # 4
No you do not need to bring the host a gift. The bride will give the host a gift. You might want to help in the set up or clean-up if you arrive early or leave late. But no need for a hostess gift.
Post # 5
Sounds good. It seems like it’ll be a pretty low key event, too, so I think I’ll just offer to stick around and help clean up. Thanks for the opinions ladies!
Post # 6
I agree that you definitely don’t need to. Obviously, it would be a lovely gesture, but it’s not your responsibility. =)