Bridal shower when you're not inviting anyone to the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

lorakath:  I would politely decline, telling her about your exciting plans to move abroad, let the wind take you, etc. I agree that it would come across as gift grabby, but for people who want to plan a party, that’s not reason enough for them. I think if you tell her about your plans, she’ll agree that it’d be better to skip it.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sometimes people who have been involved are just genuinely delighted for you and want to celebrate your marriage, even though they know you’re having an intimate ceremony. If you are interested, you could consider talking with the host about doing a recipe shower (everyone brings a favorite recipe to put in a book for you), or an advice for marriage shower (same idea), or a scrapbook shower (everyone brings a few photos or mementos of the memories you have shared, put the all in a book). You don’t feel gift grabby and you don’t end up with a lot of extra stuff, but the people who have supported you get to feel involved as well.

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