Post # 1
but i can’t help it. I really want a bridal shower. All my friends have had them, I’ve gone to showers for so many friends and I don’t think I’m going to be able to have one. I live in ON, my BM’s are in AB and NL, my guests are spread all over the country. If I was to have one here, I have no idea who would host and there are only 8 people invited to the wedding who live here (and I firmly believe that those not invited to the wedding are not invited to the shower). I’m going to NL next month for another wedding, it would make sense to have one there but I can’t have a shower this early and I’m not sure I’ll get home again before the wedding (it’s expensive!!) Am I terrible for being upset that I probably won’t get to have a bridal shower?
Post # 3
@MsGinkgo: I was SO sad about not having a bridal shower. Not about the gifts or anything, just that I wasn’t going to get to have the experience!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I personally wouldn’t attend a shower more than a month or two before the wedding. This early wouldn’t really be a shower.
I didn’t do a shower before my first wedding and honestly, I wasn’t that upset about it. I was somewhat disappointed to miss out on the tradition but since nobody stepped up to throw me one, I didn’t get one. This time around my FMIL is planning to throw me one and I have begged her to keep it simple (a get together at her house with brunch and mimosas.)
Why don’t you host a bridal brunch for your female friends and family when you go back home? You can’t throw yourself a shower but you would at least get the party and attention that comes with a shower.
Post # 5
@beachbride1216: I know, I can’t have it this early, that’s what I’m saying – I won’t be home again before the wedding, August is way too early to have a shower for a May wedding, everyone is going to be travelling here for the wedding so I can’t even have it the week before (which is what other friends have done when they live here and have their weddings in NL)
Post # 6
I’m not sure if I will have one, but I wouldn’t really care either way. Then again, I also don’t care about an actual wedding ceremony when I am already legally married. The honeymoon will be fun though! I can understand being disappointed about something you really want though 🙁