(Closed) Never been to a bridal shower…

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i have never been to one either, but i think just lots of chatting, some good food, games, and gifts 🙂 especially lots of wedding talk!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I was in the same boat lol! My bridal shower was the first time I was ever at one too!

Just act happy, polite and grateful. Try and remember people’s names, but since you do not know anyone, they will probably understand if you slip up.

At my shower I opened gifts while everyone watched me and I thanked everyone after each gift with a hug. After that we played some dorky shower games, then we ate a cake and some finger sandwiches.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love bridal showers! Good food, good drinks, and good people. They usually play a couple of fun games then watch you open presents. You will be complete center of attention so prepare yourself for that.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My first husband’s mother hosted a shower for me and invited all the ladies of their church. They weren’t all invited to the wedding, but that type of shower is thrown for every member of the church who has a son or daughter getting married.

My one suggestion would be to ask someone you do know to sit next to you so that when you open a gift they can whisper “the lady in the blue dress sitting on the sofa” so you can turn their direction, say their name and thank them for the gift.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have been to plenty.  It’s usually expected to bring a present to a shower knowing the person well or not.  At least that’s what I was taught/learned.  There’s been several times where neither me and the bride ever met.  I didn’t expect much out of it.  It could be awkward at times, but it always ended up fun.  Plus there was always good food and games.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Can you request cute name tags on everyone so you can learn there names a little before the wedding. I would also keep in mind the gifts are for both of you and they probably know you FI.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Blenders, sheet sets, we even registered for a new tent lol. Most department stores have good lists of things to register for. 

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