Do I have to have a bridal shower?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you really don’t want one and someone offers just politely decline. It isn’t necessary to have on at all – especially if you are not comfortable with one!

Post # 4
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@sarbear831:  There are no rules. This is your wedding, no one elses (Ok maybe your fiance’s too). If you don’t want one, don’t have one. Like WeddingBells2014 said, just politely decline 🙂 

Post # 5
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@sarbear831:  No, you don’t have to have one:) However, make sure you’re really tactful if someone offers to throw one and you turn it down. All of my BMs were from out of town so my FMIL really wanted to throw my shower. I really didn’t want her to, but she was just so excited about it I knew it would hurt her feelings if I said no. 

Post # 6
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sarbear831:  You absolutely don’t have to have one.  I would tell a few key people (your mother, a sister etc) that you actively do not want one in case someone gets it in their head that they’re going to throw you a surprise shower.

Post # 7
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No u don’t have to have one. No one gave me a shower and I didn’t throw my own. 

Post # 8
4601 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@sarbear831:  No, you don’t have to have one. My MOH wanted to throw one for me, but I told her I didn’t want one. She was pretty adamant about throwing me one, but we finally agreed not to do it. If someone offers, just politely decline. 

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