(Closed) Anyone else ok with not having a bridal shower?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am!  My mother is far away and is not into the wedding planning at all in anyway. My Maid/Matron of Honor and the rest of my bridal parties are all over the country.  I can’t imagine them traveling across the country to just throw me a party, so I never expected it to start with and told my Maid/Matron of Honor not to have to worry about it the day I asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor.  I also don’t like the idea of showers (blatantly asking for gifts) and gender-based parties, so I am totally fine without having a shower.  If anything, I think I’d rather have a couple party and our local friends and family just to hang out and celebrate.

Post # 4
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m pretty much not OK with it. I don’t care about the gifts, I just want to have a fun girly party. I don’t feel I’m entitled to one, but I’m not going to say I’m not dissapointed. I wish I felt like you did!

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee

I’m totally ok with not having a bridal shower! I actually think it is a little OTT and ‘look at me, I’m a bride!’. Plus, transatlantic families and friends spread all over the world… I’ll be glad if they can make it to the wedding!

Post # 6
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Me too! I did not have a shower. My family, Maid/Matron of Honor, and other friends live in all different areas of the country, and it would have been difficult logistically to have one. Plus, I find wedding showers boring!

Post # 7
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

No shower for me! I’m just dandy without too 🙂

Post # 8
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I get it. OTT is over the top? No, they are not over the top. They are a rite of passage for a bride like a sweet sixteen party. People shouldn’t judge others by saying they are OTT when someone lovingly throws them a bridal shower.

Post # 9
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve actually tried to make it known subtlely and nicely that I’d prefer not to have a shower. My Fiance and I don’t have a place of our own and won’t be buying a house for some time, and we have absolutely no space to put bunches of housewares that we won’t be able to use for about two years! So I don’t really want or need to be showered with gifts… maybe with drinks, but not with gifts 😛

Post # 10
484 posts
Helper bee

@Lady_Love: Over The Top 🙂

Edit: And then I saw your later post. /doh!

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