Post # 1
My fiance’s mother in law wants to throw me a shower.
She wants me to pick out a restaurant and to decide if it should be a couple’s shower or bridal shower.
She is offering to do this becasue she knows my mom was recently diagnosed with skin cancer that is spreading and is now a tumor so she’s going to be on the chemo pill for 3 months. Bless them.
But my point is, have you guys successfully had a shower in a restuarant? When I think of showers I think of games and stuff, so I’m not sure how that would work.
You can tell I’m rather oblivious to weddings. I also apologize if this is a recurring topic.
Post # 3
most of the showers I have been to have been at a restaurant. I think games are lame but you can still play some. Let her throw you the shower at the restaurant, it will be elegant and fun! I would stick with all women because showers are usually dreadful for men! Sorry about your momma 🙁
Post # 4
I’ve been to a ton of showers at restaurants in private rooms. Always really nice. Sorry to hear about your mom. ♥
Post # 5
@Lily_of_the_valley: My fiance really wanted to open presents but yeah I don’t wanna deal with inviting dudes. I’m a huge game person. But in the end she’s planning it. I just wasn’t sure how that worked. Like where crap goes in a restaurant and isn’t it super noisey?
Post # 6
make sure it is a private room so you can be loud and not distrub other guests.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I must not be totally awake because I read the title of this post as “Would you take a shower in a restaurant?”
Post # 8
All of the showers I’ve been to have been in private rooms at restaurants. They are always very elegant. I don’t think you should have a couples shower, I don’t know a single man that would enjoy it!
Sorry to hear about you mom.
Post # 9
@MsSparklyBee: OMG a private room. I’m so clueless.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
It doesn’t have to be a large restaurant at peak dinner service time. Mine is in a small restaurant. If you go for a small one, you can probably just take up the whole space and do what you want.
Post # 11
@DarthBetty: Restaurants ususally have little (or big) private areas for events like this. Especially italian restaurants. And OH, I didn’t know that you were talking about just your Fiance going….that is totally okay. Lots of Fiance go to open presents or make an appearance at the end to say thank you. It’s the other male guests that always get bored. If your Fiance wants to be there, he should be there especially since his Mother-In-Law is the one throwing it!
Post # 12
@beachbride1216: I am also a terrible writer so that is my fault. But also, yes
Would you take a shower in a restaurant?
Post # 13
FI’s cousin had her bridal shower that was thrown for her at a restaurant and it was actually quite nice! and it was easier on the hosts without needed to buy/prepare/set up/clean up all kinds of food & drinks
Post # 14
@MeiFrancis: Ahh okay. She was talking about having it in a mexican restaurant and here in the South those places are sooo popular for lunch.
She’s wanting me to pick it out which is very considerate of her.
Post # 15
I’ve been to over a dozen showers in restaurants. I thought that’s where they usually are!
You are usually in a private room, or separated from regular diners.
Post # 16
the shower my Future Mother-In-Law is throwing me is in a restaurant – thats pretty common around here since not everyone wants to host in their homes. Its actually so much nicer and easier…. you don’t have to do much but pick out the menu and get some flowers (or other centerpieces) the restaraunt does all the cooking, cleaning, serving etc!
usually its more of a social event (chatting and catching up…and of course the present opening!) than alot of game but I have definitely seen people do the guess who said this (bride v groom) or who knows the bride best etc type games but nothing too messy like making the toilet paper “gown”