(Closed) Bridal Shower

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Nah!  Mine will be thrown by my sister (MOH), bridesmaids, and mom/aunt (hosting and helping out). 

Typically, BMs are involved in showers / help host them, but I am not a stickler about etiquette/familys throwing showers.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I don’t think people really abide by the etiquette that a family member can’t host a shower.

I’ve never been to a shower that wasn’t either hosted by a family member or didn’t have  family closely involved in the planning.

I say let them celebrate your wedding!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I am a fan of a combined shower especially if they will be held in the same town / have the same guests.  I would ask you mom to contact FMIL to discuss. 

Have fun!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think its completely fine for your mom or MIL to throw you a bridal shower, its really nice of them actually. Enjoy it!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

My mom threw a bridal shower for me for her friends/family and MIL’s friends/family while my bridesmaids threw one for our friends.

I think there is no issue with your family hosting it and if they want to have two showers it would be lovely. This way you can have two smaller showers which are not too crowded.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

As far as I know – a celebration is a celebration no matter who throws it for you!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree… it is very common for family to host showers now, and I don’t think it is looked down upon at all. My aunt and cousin are throwing me one, my great-aunt is throwing another, and FH’s aunt is throwing a third… each for a different group of friends/family. My mom and grandma will be the only people who are at all three. If you are going to have more than one shower, just try not to overlap too much of the guest list, and it won’t matter at all.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I vote for combined showers otherwise I think one will probably end up with more guests than the other anyhoo.

 My FMIL & MOH will probably be hosting my shower because it’s really more of a American tradition, I think.

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