(Closed) What is the difference between a bridal shower and a wedding shower?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As far as I know, they are one and the same. I think bridal shower is probably the more outdated term, in that bridal showers were essentially gifts for the bride. Which is why historically it was poo poo for the parents of the bride to throw the shower because it appeared as if the parents were trying to build a bigger dowry through the shower. I think wedding shower is a more modern term in that the gifts are to celebrate the upcoming wedding and not just the bride.

Post # 4
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They’re the same thing. Wedding and bridal are synomyms of each other and used in place of each other all the time.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ve never heard a difference.

Post # 7
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

yeah, they’re the same thing

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

One of Mr. P’s coworkers told him she had two bridal showers and one wedding shower.  I told him there wasn’t a different between the two, but I still wondered what SHE thought the difference was!  The only thing I could think of besides what you already said, is maybe only the bride is at the bridal shower, while the groom is at the wedding shower…?  Who knows–I really think of them as the same thing.

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