(Closed) who organizes the bridal shower?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not married yet, but I’ve thrown a bridal shower for a friend.  In my family/area, it’s usually a non-immediate family member or friend who throws the shower.  So a bridesmaid who isn’t a sibling, an aunt, a family friend, etc.  For my friend, two of us bridesmaids organized it and held it at a relative of her husband’s home. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think usually it is the MOH or any of the brides maid.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My MOH and her mother planned and hosted my bridal shower. Sometimes its the MOH and the bridesmaids that do it or maybe your aunts or something like that

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It very much depends on what the custom or accepted practice is in the area you live.

Here, showers are usually thrown by anyone other than immediate family of the bride. That might be bridesmaids, MOH, work colleagues, groom’s family, friends, church members etc.

Being invited to a shower is in no way related to whether or not you will be invited to the wedding.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m not into surprise parties and my girls knew that. my bridesmaids (sister and sil) organized it and my parents paid for it.

when i was in a wedding recently the bride’s mother did most of the planning and all of the paying, but the bridesmaids helped with different ideas and games. hers was a surprise.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mother organized one of my showers (my husband and I decided not to have a wedding party-however my sisters organized the games), friends of mine threw me a surprise shower (the girls all organized it), and my work had another shower for me.  I wasn’t too keen on having any showers, but was grateful nonetheless to those who took the time to organize them for me.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

For me, I’ve helped in the planning, since my bridal party (both of my sisters) live out of town. But they are hosting the shower for me. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mother and (then) FMIL organized my showers. Not traditonal but it worked out beautifully

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My MOH organized it and my BMs helped.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my Bms are doing mine and his sister is one of my brideshandlers lol and she might be giving me one in oct as well

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t want one! I am very shy! Plus my guest list is smaller. I am afraid people won’t come!

However, my good friend who is a bridesmaid (still need to ask her to be MOH) is throwing me a bridal shower.

 

Then, there is someone who is retired from my work who wants to also throw me a wedding shower……with work people.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didn’t want one either.  Then out of the blue, my dad’s wife asks to host one.  Dang it.  Now I have to have one, or risk insulting her.  And my mom won’t even come because of some serious past drama between those two.  Which means I’m going to have to have two showers now.  I know I must sound ungrateful, but being in a spotlight on the wedding day is going to be hard enough.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t really care if I had one but my FMIL really wanted to have one so my FSIL planned it since we don’t have a wedding party and my closest girlfriends live out of town and won’t be in until 3 days before the wedding. I think it’s nice that they took the time to organize it.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not having bridesmaids.  My Aunts organized one shower (hometown) and my FMIL is giving the other (where I live now).  I think a lot of different people could throw it, but generally not you yourself, or the bride’s mom.

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