Showers?

posted 3 years ago in June 2014
Post # 3
Hostess
22136 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didn’t plan my showers, but I did help those who were planning my showers pick out dates.

Why are you nervous? You’ll have so much fun! 🙂

Post # 5
Member
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Seashells7:  My MOH is throwing mine with help from my mom and FMIL. I’ve been told it’s April 12 at 11:30 for a brunch with a mimosa bar and such. She knows I don’t really love being the center of attention so she has some games planned that won’t focus on me. 🙂

I’m nervous too!!! I don’t love being the center of attention but it’s good practice for the wedding. We are inviting 40 to the shower.

Post # 6
Hostess
22136 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Seashells7:  I know what you mean. I felt a little awkward opening gifts in front of everyone and being the center of attention like that, too!

A couple of things that helped with that… I made sure to have music on in the background at all of the showers so it wasn’t just me opening gifts in suspenseful silence. Also, at my “friends” shower, my MOH had the guests play bridal shower bingo with the gifts, so everyone was kind of distracted by the game. They were paying attention to me opening gifts, but they were also trying to win the game. 🙂

Post # 7
Member
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think mine is going to be April 12th.  I haven’t gotten a confirmation on that yet though. My aunt’s are throwing it for me and I know at least my MOH will be there, and maybe my FMIL, don’t know about any of my bridesmaids yet.

 @Gemstone:  I like your idea of music in the background. I may have to copy that. lol

Post # 8
Hostess
22136 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Dr_dazzle:  Go for it! I felt like it helped take some of the focus off of me. At the very least, it avoided silence while I was digging into each new present. 😉

Post # 9
Member
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

I have my MOH and one bridesmaid flying in from L.A. and one bridesman flying in from Miami so I had to be involved in picking the date.  We are doing the shower and bachelorette in the same weekend so we will be having the shower Friday night, May 23 and then leaving the next morning for the bachelorette weekend celebration.  It’s nice knowing when it is so that I can plan around it.

Post # 10
Member
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Seashells7:  I recently went to a baby shower where the mom-to-be was really not fond of being the center of attention. It was at a small restaurant, where we had a private room. Rather than have her sit near the presents and have us all stare at her like an audience, she stayed seated around the table and we brought the gifts to her. That way it felt more natural and people were nibbling on cake and such, so it just wasn’t as awkward. You might want to ask your hostess if they could do something more like that… or at least have people sitting in more of a circle so there are people you are comfortable with to either side of you. It will help you feel less “on display”

Post # 11
Member
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My shower us tentatively planned for March 22nd because it’s my spring break! It’ll be at the church auditorium where every family members shower is held. I’m so excited!

Post # 12
Member
35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom was planning for the 26th of April. Since my sister is the maid of honor, my mom and my sister were going to throw one together. 

Post # 13
Member
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

March 15th!  FI’s family is from the Midwest and his mom is a teacher so we wanted to have it around her spring break so that she could possibly make it!

Post # 14
Member
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

May 3rd! My mom is my MOH and she and one of my bridesmaids are throwing it together (: We’re doing it a bit later than we had originally planned, because one of my bridesmaids lives 16+ hours away and is flying back for another wedding in May so this way she might be able to attend.

Post # 15
Member
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@Gemstone:  I’m definitely stealing that music idea as well 😉 Opening gifts in front of people can be so awkward haha!

Post # 16
Member
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Seashells7:  

I’m nervous too! I don’t like being the center of attention but once it starts I think ill be fine. J All I know so far is that its in the beginning of April and my Best Friend and Maid of Honor is throwing it at her Parents Huge house. We had my Besties Baby shower at the same place so I know the general set up. I’m sure it will be great. I have 40-50 people coming.

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