Shower ideas for sister (day before her wedding!)

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

 I  knew you said  you couldn’t afford it,  but I wouldn’t make everyone pay. Could you have something at your house and  make food our everyone bring a dish?

Post # 5
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Couldn’t you just spread the word and say that you want to get everyone together to celebrate your sister and her last day of being single?  Just keep it simple and don’t mention hosting or throwing her a party.  Just keep it simple and say you want people to help you celebrate your sisters new life.

Post # 6
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@NavyBride2013:  Could you do something like go out for lunch and then all go get your nails done for the wedding together? Or go to a fancy hotel for tea or something.

It sounded to me like you were just doing something with all the bridesmaids; if thats the case I don’t think there’s anything wrong at all with asking everyone to chip in or pay their own way. If you’re inviting her friends as well, then it would be poor form to ask them to pay for the shower, but I was under the impression that the bridesmaids often help to host a shower. So sending an email to say “Hey, I want to do a shower luncheon for Sis. I was thinking of place X which would be $Y per person (and include paying for Sis) and then heading to Salon A after for manicures after.”

Post # 8
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@NavyBride2013:  You can ask the bridesmaids to split the cost for everyone, I’m pretty sure. When my friend got married several years ago, they threw her shower at the Drake Hotel (downtown Chicago). I was a guest, not a bridesmaid, so I didn’t pay for anything, but neither did she. The five bridesmaids split it five ways and covered all of the guests that way.

You could probably even just talk to the manager in advance, give him three credit cards (one for each BM) or whatever and then have them handle the charges discreetly.

And if its the day before the wedding, I don’t even think I’d want to host and I love hosting! It will make it so much easier to not have to deal with anything and just be taken care of. Several of the bridesmaids for the wedding above do live in town but they knew it would be much easier to just have someone else handle everything for them.

Good luck! Let me know how it turns out!

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