Post # 1
Hi all! How many bridal showers (not including bachelorette party) were held for you prior to the wedding, and who hosted them?
As of now, there is only one planned for me and it’s being thrown by my aunts and grandma. I guess I always thought it was normal to have more than one but no one else has offered.
The other day, my aunt acted shocked that no one else had offered/was planning on having me a party and it made me feel really badly about myself!
Post # 3
Usually you only have one, hosted by your maid of honor and/or rest of bridal party. Some people do have two, one for FI’s family and one for her own family, but I personally don’t like that idea because the whole point is to bring two families together.
Anyway, I think most people get one. And if that is all you gets when your aunt thinks you should have a bunch, you should be thankful you even had one becuase some girls don’t even get that, sadly.
Post # 4
Standard around here is one, usually hosted by the bridesmaids and close female relatives of the bride.
Post # 5
I’m having one kick butt shower! 🙂
Maybe there might be a small dinner party/ lingerie shower thing closer to the wedding, but honestly… it’s weird to me getting lingerie from friends.
Post # 6
I had one that my mil and her best friend threw. the only reason I’d have had more than one was if I wanted one in a different city–like, my mom wanted to throw one in my home town (I was living in the same city as my in laws but not my family) but I didn’t have many friends or extended family living there, so it would have just been with her friends and we decided not to do two.
Post # 7
I had one, hosted by my bridesmaids.
Post # 8
Ok, I had a ridiculous amount. 4 in total.
One by a friend of my mother, one by my FMIL’s sister-in-law, one by my bridesmaids that was friends only, and one at work.
While I feel extremely blessed, I am tired as hell of bridal showers.
Post # 9
I had one. It was hosted by my in laws in their hometown just for their family members.
Post # 10
I’m planning on one, hosted by my bridal party/MOHs
I only understand having more than one if you have one in a different town or something (like having one where you live with your friends maybe and then in a different location if all your family happens to be there or something). If they’re all pretty close to each other (I’d say within a 3-4 hour drive) I don’t think you need more than one. Bring everyone together.
I would consider work ones to be a little different.
Post # 11
I just had one held by my MIL. She was the only one who offered to throw me one, so I took her up on it.
Post # 12
I had one, co-hosted by my mom, cousin, and MIL.
Post # 13
Where I live in the deep south, it is not considered proper for family members of the bride or groom to throw showers, teas, or other parties where gifts are expected.
It is customary here for there to be a bridal tea given by friends of the bride or bride’s mother and a lingerie shower given by close friends of the bride, usually bridesmaids.
Sometimes brides in our area may have additional showers like a pantry or kitchen shower, or tool/gadget party for the bride/groom.
Beyond that, it begins to be very gift grabby with gift card showers, gift basket showers, christmas showers, linen showers, and even an entertainment shower.
Post # 14
I don’t think Im going to have any. You should eally add a “0” to your poll!
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
@JenGirl: +1 Agree! I’m not having one…and don’t really care for one either.
Post # 16
I haven’t had any showers yet, so I didn’t vote, but I already know I will be having 3! 1: My mother and bridal party, 2:Mother in law (she and all of my fiance’s family lives upstate so for distance reasons) and 3: My CoWorkers (I’m a teacher and it’s customary whenever someone gets married or has a baby)