Bridal Shower!

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 18
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Busy bee

I’m also from your area and wouldn’t say this is “normal” for Toronto. I’ve been to a few showers and all were hosted at someone’s home. However, i don’t think there is a “normal” for anything wedding related which I’ve learned from reading here..so many differences. I’ve also never received an invitation for any wedding or party specificting monetary gifts so that’s different!

it looks like you had a lovely time! 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Fancy! Glad you had a good time 🙂

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

 Absolutely not the norm in Toronto to have a shower that is equivalent to a wedding.

Beautiful shower but don’t make generalizations like that, I am from Toronto with many social circles and only my wealthier friends have showers like this.

Also putting monetary gifts on the invite is also not the norm, I am sure we would all rather receive cash over wine glasses but still.

Anyways, you are a lucky girl that is a very nice shower I like the theme a lot. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d say it’s definitely the norm for Italians, Portuguese, and Indians. 

Perhaps others too but definitely for us. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If monetary gifts are the norm why do you have to ask your guests for what you want?  If it’s the norm you wouldn’t have to put it on the invitation, everyone would just know to give you money.  

Also you talk about all the planning and running around for months you did for this.  You threw this shower for yourself?

Aside for those questions I hope you’ll clear up, the shower looked like a wedding and I bet everyone had a wonderful time!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My bridal shower says it to avoid any wayward people buying gifts I don’t need. Not everyone coming to the shower is familiar with our culture and the typical customs. My wedding invites doesn’t say it. Also my sister designed my shower invites so technically she did it. 

 

sweetblessings56 :  are you part of Bunz? You should be!

Post # 28
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Newbee

Looks beautiful! I knew it was Paradise, it was one of the venues we went to check out for our wedding. 

Fiance is Italian, so I’ll be having a large shower at a banquet hall as well with ~60 people. Any suggestions on games/prizes? I’m having a hard time figuring out what sort of games to play at a banquet hall with such a large group of ladies. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

This is normal for “euros” in Toronto area. Please stop bashing her.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

anatheanalyst :  Yeah, I think it’s funny when rich people say “This is normal where I’m from!” as if everybody who lives in their area has any expectation of the blatant opulence on display here. :/

 

Edit: I realize this sounds really bitter. It’s been a bad week of working a difficult job, and I’m not feeling too kind towards those with wealth right now. 

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