anyone know how to say “bridal shower” in French?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not sure at all about this, but I would guess “une fête nuptiale”. 

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Bumble Beekeeper

Um, shower de mariage? I think…. Its been like 5 years since I took french. lol

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely NOT “douche de mariage” 🙂  Google translate is evil…

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Bumble Beekeeper

@dynamic_duo: I thought the same thing too. But, if you google “shower de mariage” most of the results come up as posts from photographers and french planning sites and brides posting pictures of their showers. Thats what made me think that might be the correct way to say it. I dunno. It may be one of those weird situations where theyve adopted a random english word into the expression.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Enterrement de vie de jeune fille.

Truste me I am french.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The enterrement de vie de jeune fille is the hen night or the bachlorette. There really isn’t bridal showers here.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do you have to say bridal shower? Can you just say “thank you for the wonderful gift”? That might be easier! Or you can just call it the party or something. I’m sure your Future Mother-In-Law will understand if it isn’t 100% perfect. 🙂

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

There is no such “tradition” in France so we kept an english word, though people still play around with wordings to find an original all-french one.

Engagement party = Célébration des fiançailles

Bridal shower = Shower de mariage

Bachelorette party = Enterrement de vie de jeune fille

Rehearsal dinner = Festin de répétition

Wedding ceremony = Cérémonie de mariage

Morning-after brunch = Festin matinal/Brunch du lendemain

Reference in fench: http://www.canalvie.com/couple/mariage/conseils-et-planification/les-celebrations-qui-entourent-le-grand-jour-1.1153345

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