(Closed) Bridal Shower Ettiquite

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Is it okay for a mom or sister to throw a bridal shower for the bride?
    Yes, times are changing and it's completely acceptable now. : (17 votes)
    35 %
    Yes, no one really cares about silly ettiquite like who throws a bridal shower. : (26 votes)
    53 %
    No, it's tacky for family to ask for gifts. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Other, I will explain below :) : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s just fine. I am just totally against a bride throwing one for herself, but family usually wants to anyway. Especially if noone else is. These are the same people that help get the word out about where you are registered…so why not?

    Post # 4
    Member
    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it really depends on the situation. Are all the bridesmaids scattered and it’s difficult for them to throw one? I think it some cases it’s just fine. I mean, in others (I’ve heard), moms take over and the bridesmaids don’t get to do anything. Totally not okay.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My mom and sister threw me a shower, and no one cared. I think it’s totally fine.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ive also read it shouldnt be an immediate family member of the bride but I voted that no one will really care.  Do your bridesmaids want to help though?

    Post # 7
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I dont have a bridal party so my mom is doing mine ( with help from a friend)

    Post # 9
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My mother threw my shower, my SIL’s mother threw her shower, my aunts threw my cousins shower, my friend’s mother threw her shower and these were all within the past year. There is nothing wrong with your mother throwing your shower. While it used to be done by the bridesmaids a lot of have bridesmaid who can’t afford to give us a shower so should we not have one?

    Post # 10
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’ve actually never heard of that rule and find it ridiculous.  Who BETTER to throw your shower for you??  It’s not like the gifts go to the hostess!  Bleh on that rule, let your family throw you a shower!

    Post # 11
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    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think it’s appropriate for the sisters to host a shower if they’re the maid of honor because this was typically the duty of the Maid/Matron of Honor. But even then I don’t think the venue should be the mother’s home.

    Post # 12
    Member
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My mom and my myself threw my sister her bridal shower!! I think it’s totally fine.

    Post # 13
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My mom AND my Future Mother-In-Law both had showers for me…due to guests being scattered/etc…I think if it is okay with you and your maids then it is totally fine!!

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