Post # 1
I’ve read before that a bride’s mom or sister shouldn’t throw her a shower because it is like family asking for gifts. Does this rule still apply? Do you think it’s appropriate for family to throw a bridal shower?
Post # 3
I think it’s just fine. I am just totally against a bride throwing one for herself, but family usually wants to anyway. Especially if noone else is. These are the same people that help get the word out about where you are registered…so why not?
Post # 4
I think it really depends on the situation. Are all the bridesmaids scattered and it’s difficult for them to throw one? I think it some cases it’s just fine. I mean, in others (I’ve heard), moms take over and the bridesmaids don’t get to do anything. Totally not okay.
Post # 5
My mom and sister threw me a shower, and no one cared. I think it’s totally fine.
Post # 6
Ive also read it shouldnt be an immediate family member of the bride but I voted that no one will really care. Do your bridesmaids want to help though?
Post # 7
I dont have a bridal party so my mom is doing mine ( with help from a friend)
Post # 8
Thanks for your opinions! My bridesmaids do want to help but they are all scattered around the country and attend different colleges! Maybe they can still help with the small details but won’t have to worry as much about the shower as a whole!
Post # 9
My mother threw my shower, my SIL’s mother threw her shower, my aunts threw my cousins shower, my friend’s mother threw her shower and these were all within the past year. There is nothing wrong with your mother throwing your shower. While it used to be done by the bridesmaids a lot of have bridesmaid who can’t afford to give us a shower so should we not have one?
Post # 10
I’ve actually never heard of that rule and find it ridiculous. Who BETTER to throw your shower for you?? It’s not like the gifts go to the hostess! Bleh on that rule, let your family throw you a shower!
Post # 11
I think it’s appropriate for the sisters to host a shower if they’re the maid of honor because this was typically the duty of the MOH. But even then I don’t think the venue should be the mother’s home.
Post # 12
My mom and my myself threw my sister her bridal shower!! I think it’s totally fine.
Post # 13
My mom AND my FMIL both had showers for me…due to guests being scattered/etc…I think if it is okay with you and your maids then it is totally fine!!