(Closed) Bridal Shower Etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Welcome!! Whoever wants to host it or contribute would split the cost. Sometimes BM’s throw one, and in some families, aunts or cousins throw one.

And as far as menu, there is nothing proper as far as I’m concerned. For my MOH’s, we had a Mexican themed one with a fajita bar, Spanish rice, chips and salsas, etc. Other showers I’ve been to have had small buffets or sandwich platters. The food is up to the hosts.

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree with whitesonnet.  Really anyone who wants to can host a shower.  Most times it is the Bridesmaids (BMs) or family members/close friends.  When I’ve co-hosted the shower I usually am the one leading the group so I always ask for everyone to meet for dinner/drinks to discuss the shower plans.  I will ask for ideas on food/decorations/drinks and such.  Then I will ask how they would like to handle the cost. For some the girls decided to let me buy everything and just give them a bill at the end.  For others I’ve had people volunteer to take care of purchasing the paper goods or the decorations.  So really whatever works best for your grouop.

For food, like she said… it can be whatever you want. I’ve found it easier to come up with a theme and plan food/drinks/decorations around that theme.  I love Italian food so one of my showers is at an Italian place, another was at my friend’s home and my BMs did Italian food for it too.  So whatever you think the bride would like is a good starting point.

Post # 7
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think snacks are totally fine, but at 12:30 people will probably be expecting something more substantial.  If you add some rolls and maybe a few more sides to the cheese, fruit and coldcuts, I think it would be fine.

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