(Closed) Bridal shower ettiquette question

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010


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
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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