Post # 1
Hi Bees! FI’s aunts are throwing me a bridal shower this Saturday, which is super sweet of them and I’m really grateful, but I have no idea what to expect. I know his mom fairly well (and she will be there- it’s her sisters throwing it) but his extended family barely at all, so I guess you could say I’m a little nervous! I suspect they’re planning some games or at least one, because I accidentally saw the subject line on an email from an aunt to FI. So I’d appreciate if you could help alleviate some of my anxiousness! What games were played at your shower? Or did people mostly sit around and talk? Has anyone had a similar situation to mine?
Post # 2
My aunts hosted my shower and thankfully we didn’t play any games and the shower I went to last week they didn’t play any games. I was grateful since I really don’t like cheesy shower games lol Everyone just ate a lot of food/desserts, hung out and talked and I opened gifts which took over an hour. Some games Ive seen are like Bingo where people guess the gifts and asking the groom questions beforehand and making the bride guess what he said and making her eat gum/marshmellows each time it’s wrong until her mouth is full lol I personally find it odd, but whatever floats their boat lol I’m sure you’ll be fine regardless!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
BrittanyErin: Here are a few games at various bridal showers that have been played that were not absolutely awful …
1. Newlywed game (or how well do you know your FI) – both grooms were there so it was fun to see what their answers were. Both were asked questions and they had to guess what the other person said
2. What’s in the bride’s purse? There were prizes
3. How well do you know the bride? The bride was asked a series of questions before guests showed up and the person who got the most answers right, well, won
4. (This one is more for if you are having a theme of what people wear and the bride is wearing something unique) – Do you remember what the bride was wearing? She went off while people wrote down what they could remember her wearing.
5. Create bouquets in teams out of tissue paper.
Honestly, every one that I have been to has been a mix of socializing, games, and gift giving. The games allow for those guests who don’t really know others and are maybe a little more on the shy/socially awkward side a chance to feel more at ease.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
BrittanyErin: My shower was this past weekend. We played the ‘remember what the bride is wearing’ game, where people had to write down details of what they thought I was wearing. It was pretty funny haha.
Then there was a poster of pictures of me and FI that my FMIL made and the pictures were numbered. People had to guess what order the pictures were in from oldest to newest, and then I told the answers at the end.
The last game was how well do you know your FI – my Fi wasn’t there but my FMIL asked him questions before the shower, and then I had to answer them – I got a dollar for every right answer. I only got 5 out of 15 right – oops! LOL
Post # 5
BrittanyErin: Hi! My shower was two days ago and I felt the same anxious-ness you feel, I couldn’t even sleep the night before, I was nervous about opening presents in front of everyone and I generally don’t enjoy being the center of attention. One thing that helped alleviate that was remembering that everyone that comes to your shower is your family or friend and are there to support you! They will enjoy the day and want to show their support to you, so remember that you are loved by all!
We did 2 games, one was having a water bottle at the table and they would read instructions on how to pass it around, for example “pass the bottle to the right of the person with the longest hair or pass the bottle two people to the left of the person with xyz” so you had to pay attention to the instructions and kept passing it for a few rounds and whoever had it last won a prize, that one was really quick and easy and I liked it because it wasnt focused on me. I think a good key was having decent prizes, my BMs made little mason jars that came with a recipe for a drink inside with the ingredients, the jars had a tiny bottle of vodka, water, a mixer, etc. So they were a cute prize to win, the winners used them that night at our paint class. The second game was a newlywed type where I answered Qs to see if they matched what my fiance said and I actually really liked it. I kicked butt and got a lot of them right! It didn’t drag on either, there were about 10 questions probably.
I feel silly for being so nervous after, I had a great time and when it ended, I was thinking “its over already?!!?” haha. Enjoy your day and remember, they all love and care about you and you should really enjoy it. have fun!
Post # 6
BrittanyErin: My MOH hosted. We had 2 games. One was a thing where you matched the reason for the things we do at a wedding to the tradition. The second was a basket full of kitchen items and you had maybe 2 minutes? (I can’t remember) to try and remember as many as you could.
Post # 7
I hate shower games so I didn’t want any. We had a guest book and guests were asked to put marriage advice in there. Then we had a a nice vase filled with chocolates and we had the guests write down a guess as to the amount. The closest got to keep it. That’s all we had. Everyone just sat around and talked for the most part.