Post # 1
I have to admit that I see no point in having a bridal shower.I’ve heard that this occasion is for the girls.For the bride to get gifts for the home and that the bride is never supposed to plan her own.
So with all those facts,I have decided to not have a bridal shower.For one thingI thought that a bachelorette party is for the girls.And as for the gifts,I thought that people are supposed to send u the gifts at home or bring it to the wedding,so y a bridal shower?And since I am not going to plan my own wedding, we dont have the extra money for another event,I doubt that anybody will plan one for me.Most of the bridesmaids are my future sister-in-laws and are not that close yet.I do plan to give my list of people that are invited to the wedding to my matron-of-honor,just in case that subject comes up between them.They can then invite people to it if they want to.But they will have to pay for it themsleves.
And my mother lives nowhere near me and will not likely be in any of the planning.So with all of this,is there a point in having a bridal shower?
Post # 3
I believe that the point of the bridal shower is to shower the bride with gifts. I personally see the bachelorette party as a time to get hay-wild with your closest girls, and bridal shower, a time to spend with your current family and soon to be in-laws celebrating your upcoming wedding. I don’t think – typically – the bride plans or pays for her own shower, so don’t worry about that. Just leave it to your bridal party and family 🙂
Post # 4
@sorrycharlie:Thanks.I figure I will survive if I get one or not.I think I will also give both my Aunts the info plus the phone number of my matron of honor.If they want to give me one fine.So we will see.
Post # 5
I loved having a bridal shower. Like PP said, it is more about gifts (which we needed!) and spending time with close friends and family, and the bachelorette party is usually a more select group of girls and more of a party. If we weren’t in such need of things (we were using my husband’s hand me downs from college), I don’t think it would have been a big deal if I didn’t have one. Also, I think now a days it can be coed, since really the gifts are for the groom too.