(Closed) I feel so SILLY asking but I need clarification!

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know the difference either. I thought they were the same thing!?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Shower is just for women, I think. Parties are for anyone.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think wedding shower usually for the couple…so everyone is invited…and bridal shower are usually just girls only…

at least that’s how I would interpret it.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I consider them to be the same thing. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

The way I’ve always understood it (but, seriously, don’t quote me on this) is a Bridal Shower is with just a bunch of women. But a Wedding Shower includes everyone, meaning the groom and male guests and of course all the women. But I could be really wrong.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t know if there is really a difference, but wedding shower could also refer to a couple’s shower.  I’ve been to a shower that said “wedding shower” on the invite and it was only for the bride though.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Normally bridal showers are just for women, but they can be co-ed as well.  Not sure that there is a difference between a wedding shower or bridal shower.  For gift most brides have a gift registry set up somewhere.  The registries are listed on the invites.  Normally people will give ‘setting up house’ stuff.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee

That’s great that your FMIL is going to throw you a bridal shower! A bridal shower is a great opportunity for all of the close women that will be attending your wedding, to get together and ‘shower’ you with gifts. Oftentimes at bridal showers, people will bring something for the home that the bride and groom can use in their married life together (for example, kitchen gifts are often seen at bridal showers). Other times, a bridal shower may have a different ‘theme’ to it, and it can be up to the person hosting the party. For my shower, there will be about 15 people attending, it will be held in the afternoon on a Saturday, about a month before the wedding. The number of guests invited is really dependent on the bride though. Some are small and intimate, and others can be quite large. Usually some games are played at these events (just silly games—you can google bridal shower games and find some things), and some food and beverages are provided. I hope you have a great time at yours! Having one thrown for you is really a special and fun part leading up to the wedding! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee

In terms of bridal vs. wedding shower,—I think a bridal shower is just for the women, but that bridal showers are often referred to as wedding showers.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can have a theme for a shower or leave it up to the guest to choose a gift for you.  I’ve seen lingerie showers (obviously just invite your gal-pals to that one), kitchen showers (kitchen-themed gifts), or whatever you can come up with.  I told my Grandma to leave it up to them.  Most of my gifts were from our registry – which was a lot of kitchen stuff. 

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