(Closed) Bridal Shower.. Just A Girl’s Thing?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@slmaynard: Well, to include FI am having a His and Her Shower along with the regular ones. We will invite our coupled/married friends and have them bring His and Her gifts. Like his and her robes, etc.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

He can go!  Definitely!!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been to a couples shower before, its totally acceptable. Also at every shower I go too the groom always makes an apperance towards the end.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Joint showers are gaining more popularity these days, but traditionally, they’ve been a girls-only thing, which I think is silly.

I really wanted a jack and jill shower, but because my mom and sister hosted the shower, and my mom wanted to invite all her business associates (awesome!), we didn’t have the space to invite the hubs and his guys. I think he was slightly relieved.

But, I think a good way to do a joint shower is to make it less of a shower, and more of just a get  together. Maybe a BBQ, so it still feels manly ๐Ÿ™‚ I kind of like the “his and hers” themes, where each guest brings two small-ish items from the registry, and they give one to the bride, and one to the groom after guessing who picked the item for the registry. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For my second shower, FH is going to be there (at least for the gift opening) because although I “know” most of his family, I don’t always remember their names. Which is awkward when you open a gift from “Susie” and don’t know which one of those eager faces “Susie” belongs to.

So he’ll start with the personal thanks so I can know where to direct mine. Sneaky, no?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

In my family, only the women that are invited to the wedding are invited to the shower, but the FI is always there. He’s just the only guy though. ๐Ÿ™‚  Like you said, the gifts just aren’t for the bride, but the couple, so I think it makes sense that he would be there with you!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@slmaynard: Actually I’m having three (sort of) 1) The regular all ladies shower. It won’t be for just family. It’s for all of the ladies invited ot the wedding, except that are invited to the His and Her 2) The His and Her Shower and 3) Lingerie Party as part of the Bach Party.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We didn’t have a Jack and Jill, but FI came with me to our bridal shower. Him and I opened the gifts together. I just felt more comfortable with him being there with me and the stuff is for him as well.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@slmaynard: No, I am having some othe rladies join me at the Lingerie Party/Bach Party. It definitely won’t be everyone that’s invoted ot the wedding though. I too like the idea. It works out great because I don’t have to be uncomfortable opening these gifts in front of certain people. I am sure that someone will get me some lingerie at the regular shower though. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My FH and I are having a joint shower. The invites say wedding shower on them instead of bridal shower. And instead of the typical girly games, we’re gonna have things that both of us enjoy. 

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