- 6 years ago
I am getting so frustrated because people keep asking me who is throwing my bridal shower, where it’s going to be, when it’s going to be, etc.
Umm, duh! I’m not supposed to have anything to do with the planning of MY shower!
Am I the crazy one? Are brides planning their own showers now? Is it common for a bride to ask people to throw them a shower?
FCIL asked the other day, “Who is throwing your shower?” I told her I had no idea. No one has mentioned it to me. So she says, “Why don’t you ask ____ to throw it?” Whaaaaa? I’m not asking anyone to throw my shower! If I have to ask, I’m not having one. I’ve had other people mention the shower to me, wanting to know when it will be so they can take off of work (keep in mind my wedding is in July, so a shower would be May at the earliest). I’m not going to set a date and tell everyone, “You guys better plan my shower for May 21st!”
This is all so perplexing to me. I thought that a group of women who know the bride are supposed to get together and plan things, giving the bride only minimal knowledge of it. But, it seems like everyone expects me to coordinate this thing myself. I refuse to. I don’t mind giving ideas on decor, location, and food. But, I want someone to come to me and say, “Hey, Pinksapphire, I am planning to host your bridal shower.” I’d rather have minimal involvement because I don’t want to look like I’m throwing my own party to solicit gifts from people… not to mention it’s supposed to be MY party. I should be able to relax and just show up for it.
I guess this was more of a vent. But, how much involvement did you have with your shower? Did you plan it yourself? Did you have to ask someone to host it for you?