Post # 1
My sister/MOH and aunt have offered to host a shower for me, but are both out-of-town and don’t have large shower budgets. All the places we have been looking at to have the shower are rather expensive (big city prices!). Since they both live 2 to 5 hours away, hosting at their homes won’t work. Is it a shower ettiquette no-no if they host it at my place?
Post # 3
I think it would be fine to do it at your place, I’ve done research and haven’t found anything that says its a no no! If your having your wedding ceremony at a church sometimes the church will allow you to use a room to do your bridal shower…just an idea! Hope you have a great shower!
Post # 4
i wouldn’t say it’s a no-no at all…i was actually pondering the same thing! a friend of our family, offered up the party-room in her condo, so it worked that we didn’t have it at my house after all.
I’d just make sure in the invite somewhere to bring it up – i.e. We’re hijacking the bride-to-be’s house, to shower her with love and best wishes…or something like that…
Post # 5
Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I did this!
The thing is my house was the largest house of the bunch and I had lots of people attending…and I felt horrible asking my bridemaids to pay for a banquet hall or something rented, so I made it at my house…
But they wrote on the invite:
“Hosted by so-&-so
at this address”
and didn’t even mention it was mine (obviously everyoe knew it way my place but the focus was on them hosting, NOT ME, so they didn’t put “bride’s house” they just put the address)
I let them have the keys the morning of the party & I even spent the night at my sisters the night before and came home to a full house of decor, food and friends. No one said anything about it! It was absoultely fine!
Post # 7
I kind of want mine to be at my house for two reasons, I want my family to be able to see my new home, and it would be easier to have it at my house since I am a smoker and a drinker, having it anywhere else would make me uncomfortable if I wanted to have a belini or a smoke…plus present transporting isn’t hard if I don’t have to haul them around LOL
Post # 8
I think it’s totally fine, and for a few reasons. Just because it’s at your house doesn’t mean you’re hosting it. I went to a bridal shower last month and the Maid/Matron of Honor hosted it at the bride’s house, and it wasn’t weird to me at all! Also – the bride doesn’t need to worry about lugging a bunch of gifts home!
Do what you want to do, it’s your wedding / bridal shower 🙂
Post # 9
My shower is this Saturday and it’s at my house. I offered to let them have it here because it makes the most sense location-wise for many of our guests and as a bonus, no need to transport gifts from one place to another.
Post # 10
Thanks all. I just handed over my invite list, and told them my house is fine, so now I just have to clean and finally getting around to registering (!)