- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
My girls are trying to plan my bridal shower, and of course the question of location is an important one. Two of my BMs and my mother are coming in from out of town (about 5hrs away) to help host the bridal shower. I have two MOHs, one from out of town, and one local. The out of town girl just spoke to me yesterday saying $5,000 was a what she was thinking for shower budget. I told her she was crazy!!! I’m grateful she would want to spend money on my shower, but I told her we should really think more along the lines of $500 and go from there because I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to spend a lot of money when they are already spending money being in the wedding. Her original idea was to host the shower at a restaurant with a plated meal. We live near Philadelphia and to host an event for 40 women, that would get pretty pricey. So of course other options are to host it at a hall or park, or someone’s house. I thought because some girls are coming in from out of town, and will be staying at my house, it would be fun and easy to have everyone spend the day before cooking and decorating to have the shower there the next day. Then I wondered if maybe it’s tacky to have people bring gifts right to my home? Of course my BMs are hosting it, but my place would just be the location. A lot of people haven’t seen our house yet, so it might be kind of nice to have people see where we will will using their gifts. Also, with out of town BMs coming in, I didn’t want them to have to drive around a bunch while they are here. Has anyone done that before or been to a shower where it was at the bride’s house? Is this tacky or will people understand it’s for convenience?