Post # 1
Few questions bees, I’ve only been to 1 bridal shower before, so I have no idea about them.
My mom & FMIL are wanting to throw me a bridal shower, is that normal?
Who typically throws them?
Do you invite all the females invited to the wedding? Just close ones?
Is there a meal? Cake?
Do you provide favors?
You should get the hostess a gift, how much is appropriate?
Do you have any cute game ideas?
Little background on our wedding : Small, 45-60 people most. If only the females were invited to the shower, it would probably be 25 girls, tops. Our wedding is semi-formal.
Post # 3
Usually mothers and/or your MOH and bridesmaids will throw your bridal shower. I would just make sure they talk to your MOH to ensure she isn’t planning anything already, but other than that it sounds fine.
As for who to invite, it really depends on who you ask. Some people have multiple wedding showers, some people have huge ones, some have small ones. I think hosting one with 25 girls is the perfect size. You will get a chance to talk with everyone then. Just remember, only people who are invited to the wedding should be invited to the shower!
I have attended showers where there was a meal, but more often there are little app treats and usually some cake. Usually there are small favors that are given out as a thank you.
But most of this you don’t need to worry about! The bride is NOT supposed to plan her own shower! You really just need to make sure that who is hosting it gets sorted out (ie there is a collaboration if you mom and FMIL want to host) and show up. They are supposed to take care of everything else!