Post # 1
My FI’s aunt graciously offered to throw me a bridal shower which is next Saturday. I have a confession to make. I have NO idea what to expect. I have never been to a shower before.
His family is the wine and crackers type of family. Any idea what to expect? Is it standard for showers to play games, have gifts, etc? Does it depend on the group hosting/attending and I should be prepared for just a nice meal? Obviously you don’t know our family, but having never been to a shower, I don’t know if there are some things which are considered standard practice.
Post # 3
@MrsFutureG: I’ve never been to a shower that didn’t have stupid games. I would suggest being prepared to do things like make toilet paper dresses and put ridiculous things on your head. Hopefully it will just be a nice dinner, like you suggested, but I hiiiiiiiighly doubt it.
I am having a co-ed shower and we are just going to hang out and have a BBQ. We are a really low key couple, I want to include my FI, and I don’t think anyone enjoys those games. Of course, most folks will bring you gifts, which they will expect you to open (so awkward for me).
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: UGH on all counts. When I said yes to my fiance, I figured I’d have to sit through ONE socially awkward event. ONE! Here I am 2 engagement parties, a bridal shower, a bachelorette party and a wedding later…I demand a recount.
We’re super low key as well. I wish he could be there. I asked him to join me, but we’re in NC and the party is up in NJ, so I am flying up there for the weekend.
Woo, things on my head and opening gifts. Lucky me.
(I sound like I’m complaining but honestly, I’m just overwhelmed that his family likes me enough to throw a party!)