Post # 1
My shower is March 4, 2012. My MOH reached out to my FI and tod him he should plan to show up the last hour to open gifts and thank people. My shower is a love theme, so think of lots of pink, flowers and hearts. So yeah it’s girly to say the least. FI is in full blown panic mode. He’s willing to come but he’s terrified of walking into the “Lioness Den” to quote him. Lol So I told the FI I would ask the bee to see if it’s tradition for the groom to make an appearance at the bridal shower.
So, did your FI come to your shower?
Post # 3
Nope, he didn’t. He was (obviously) at the Couples Shower, but not the Bridal. Plus we had plenty of hands on deck to get the gifts into my car.
Post # 4
My friend’s FI came in the last hour to mingle. He looked terrified at first but someone handed him a beer and he was good after that. lol
Post # 4
@basketballwifetobe: It is tradition 🙂 DH showed up for the last hour of mine. After gifts and before cake.
Post # 5
I’ve seen grooms show up at the END of the shower to ooh and aah over the gifts, give people a hug, kiss and thank you, and then help load up the car. I haven’t seen a groom show up to open gifts before. DH came to the end of one of mine to help load up, but he didn’t actually “attend” the shower. I think he would have been bored senseless 😉
Post # 6
Thank you ladies! This is helping a lot. I think I’m going to tell him to skip. He wants nothing to do with it. Lol
Post # 7
Wait. He said he’d be down to show up for cake. Lol He loves cake.
Post # 8
No, but he lives in Europe, so… I don’t think he would anyways, though, except for the margaritas.. It’s a crafting party and I don’t think he’d really be into that!
Post # 9
@basketballwifetobe: haha of course!
FI will be coming to the end, to bring the moms & me flowers and to help put away any gifts.
Post # 10
My husband came and dropped me off, came in and said hi. Then he and his best man left they came back towards the end to say thank yous, and helped load up. He didn’t open gifts or anything, but I think it was nice to have him there for a bit. Plus I guess it is an English tradition to have the groom bring the bride to the bridal shower, and I’m english.
Post # 11
Because our families and friends are so spread out, I’m having 3 showers. FMIL & FSIL are throwing one where we live now with his family and my school friends, he will probably go no where near it. The second will be at my mother’s house with our MD family and friends, and he’ll be away with Army things. The last will be in NY with more of our guests and where most of my family is, he’ll be coming with me to this but off doing things w/ my brother and uncles while the shower is taking place and when it is over all of the men will join us for a party at my aunt’s house.
FI really doesn’t want to come, he said last night that guys should have their own showers- where he would get accessories for his gun, ammo, grilling accessories, and a big screen TV. lol
Post # 12
I have seen and heard of the groom coming at the last hour, but not very often. With that said, DH absolutely did not come to either shower. Not even to the one at MIL’s that just had his family. He felt they’re strictly for the ladies and didn’t want to be ooh and aah’d over.
Post # 13
A friend had her FI there the whole time (girls only shower). He looked pretty miserable, but it was in his house (his mom threw it) so he couldn’t really avoid it. Plus all the people there were his mom’s friends and relatives, so he knew more guests than the bride.
Post # 14
He showed up at the very very end for the shower with his side of the family and friends (many of whom I had never even met!) but he didn’t come to my side shower.
Post # 15
No. He and some of the male relatives of the females who travelled in, showed up just after the guests left to help clean up.