Who paid for your bridal shower?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who paid for your bridal shower?
    Parent : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Bridesmaids : (20 votes)
    31 %
    Other : (31 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My MOH hosted mine. However, I was previously in two weddings where an aunt hosted the shower. I don’t recall ever seeing a parent pay for it.

    Post # 4
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @RubyStar:  My mother and MIL threw a cute little shower together for me 🙂 

    I literally just got off the plane and was welcomed by tons of family and friends haha

    It was a complete surprise and it took me a good three minutes to figure out what was going on! 

    Post # 5
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m having two showers – not by choice … More neccessitated by the large families my fiance and I come from. 

    My friend shower was considerably smaller and hosted by my MOH and bridesmaids.

    My family shower (hasn’t happened yet) is the larger one and will be hosted by my fiance’s sister-in-law with help from his other sister-in-law and his mother.

    Post # 6
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I said other. MIL and her sister (DH’s aunt) threw my shower.

    Post # 7
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My mom paid and hosted it. It’s been like that with my group of friends who have either gotten married or are getting married. 

    Post # 8
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My sister (MOH) and cousin (MOH) mostly planned/paid for it. My best friend(BM) chipped in a little and helped plan. SIL (BM) didn’t really help plan, but her mom gave my sister a few hundred dollars to chip in on her behalf. So, I’d say all my bridesmaids had a part in contributing.

    Post # 9
    4040 posts
    Honey bee

    @RubyStar:  My 20 year old sister was my MOH and hosted my bridal shower, but my mom paid for it.

    Post # 10
    1525 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My mom has passed away, I am very close to one of my BM’s mom.  The showere is at her house, very low key, she is providing food. 

    Post # 11
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    DH’s amazing aunts hosted it for us. They’re the best.

    Post # 12
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had a couple showers and the costs were split between Moms and friends. I have paid for several bridal showers for friends and never heard of the parents paying for it unless they were hosts. I wish that were the case! haha jk

    Post # 13
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My goddaughter hosted mine. She is 21 and I’m 37. We are both getting married within 3 months of one another, for the first time. 🙂 I’m returning the favor and hosting hers next weekend. 🙂

    Post # 14
    3643 posts
    Sugar bee

    My MOH/sister, is technically the hostess, however, my grandmother is paying for it. She’s very generous and loving (only 1 child/2 grands) and would rather see us enjoy her generosity, than inherit it.  Since my wedding is 1.5 hours from our area, and the bridal party will have to pay for 2-3 nights in a hotel , plus meals, I would feel bad if they had to pay for the shower, too.
    I recently co-hosted a shower, for a bridal party that I’m in; it cost each of the 5 bridesmaids 500 a piece. Plus gown, alterations, 2 nights in the hotel, where the rehearsal/wedding is, 2 gifts, … I’m afraid to add it all up.


    Post # 15
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @RubyStar:  my MIL paid for mine. I was extremly grateful. I wasn’t expecting one since one of my MOHs kept complaining about having to host one (Please note- I never asked for one bc thats rude-she assumed it was her responsibility and complained about money issues the whole time and kept reminding me that the world does not revolve around my wedding and that they are expensive-). So my MIL took over and paid and planned the whole thing because she told my DH that I deserve it and I should get to experience having one.

    Post # 16
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @RubyStar:  I will have a combination of my mom and my bridesmaids. My mom paid for the bigger items (meal, cake, bombineries) while my bridesmaids are paying for the smaller items (invitations, prizes, centerpieces, etc.)

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