Getting the hostess a hostess-gift if you're the hostess?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should I be giving the owner of the home I'm hosting the bridal shower at a gift?
    Definitely : (5 votes)
    45 %
    Nice but not necessary : (5 votes)
    45 %
    Not necessary; bride's job : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think it would be appropriate of you AND the other hostesses to co-give a small hostess gift to the aunt, as you are using her house for it. All it really has to be is flowers, a bottle of wine, etc, nothing huge! So the vase of flowers would be quite in line. 

    I would say it would go to you to do it as the hostesses because you are technically ‘throwing’ the party, though I would say it would be appropriate of the bride to send a thank you card the aunt’s way afterwards. 

     

    I’m sure there’s an etiquette person who can comment on what’s technically ‘right’, but that’s what I would do. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If I were in your position I would definitely get the owner of the home a gift.  Not necessarily anything crazy, but she is opening up her home to be used.  I would want to show her how appreciative I was that she did that.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1948 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Is the aunt one of the co-hosts? if she is, then dont worry about getting her a gift – as a host, she’s chipping in her house.  If she’s not. Then you really should get her a gift to thank her!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes a small gift would be very nice plus a thank you note.

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