Post # 1
I am the Maid/Matron of Honor. The bridal party and I are hosting, planning and paying for a bridal shower for the bride. Should we also have a gift to give her at the party? I have read that the party is the gift due to the money and effort put into it. Then I have also read that we should also have a gift for her at the party as well.
Post # 3
When I was a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding a couple years ago, we paid for and threw her the party, and we all bought her a gift.
My bridesmaids are throwing my shower, and I don’t expect gifts from any of them on top of that, but I know that at least some of them are getting me a separate gift.
I honestly don’t know what the usual expectation is, but speaking as a bride whose shower is in a few weeks, I DO NOT want any of my bridesmaids to experience financial hardship to be in my wedding. If they want to get me a gift then it will of course be appreciated, but definitely not expected.
Post # 4
A hostess of a shower or tea should give the honoree a gift in addition to hosting the fete.
Post # 5
Yes, it’s tradition to give a gift in addition to hosting the party.