Post # 1
I am from England but moving to US in May, our wedding is in June. My fiance’s mother has said she’d like to throw me a bridal shower. Im really touched that she wants to do that for me but im quite nervous as ive never been to a bridal shower! I also wont have met many of the women attending. I think its probably a good thing to meet them all at once before our at-home wedding reception (having a DW) but im hoping they dont bring gifts seeing as they’ve never met me! Do you guys have any advice?!! What happens at a typical bridal shower? (It will be an informal affair).
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
Thanks ladies!!! Im nervous about being the centre of attention but i guess its good practice for the wedding….and life in america in general i guess haha (omg i loooove your accent, where are you from? do you know the QUEEN?!) 😉 Im actually really excited, his family are wonderful.
julies1949, that is such a good suggestion, thankyou!
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
Yeah the gifts thing is a strange subject for me, i guess its because im british or maybe its just me! I feel uncomfortable receiving gifts that i dont feel i ‘deserve’? i guess?! But it makes it better to know theyre for the both of us, what kind of gifts do people give at these showers? (Also good to know for future reference!!)
Post # 11
Blenders, sheet sets, we even registered for a new tent lol. Most department stores have good lists of things to register for.