(Closed) Bridal shower? ettiquite/traditions/basic info?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Typically, bridal showers are hosted by the bride’s Maid/Matron of Honor or another female relative.  In recent times, it’s become acceptable for the bride’s mother to host as well (though I think way back when that would have been frowned upon, but times are a-changing!).

Bridal showers are for showering the bride with gifts to prepare her for married life.  People invited to the shower should also be invited to the wedding (same goes for all pre-wedding parties & events).  Sometimes people play games.  My girlfriends asked MrDane a bunch of questions…like what’s his favorite animal, what was his first car, first job, what do I do that drives him nuts, what does he think my best feature is…etc.  I had to guess what his answer was.  It was hilarious and very entertaining!

Traditionally, showers are for women only, but again, times are changing and some people opt for a couple’s shower with men and women.  We talked about doing this, but judging by the look I got from Darling Husband we decided against it (it seemed like he would rather have been hanging with the guys watching a game instead).

If I were you, I’d graciously accept her offer, ask her approximately how many guests she would like to host, and provide her with a guest list within that limit (your mom, sister, bridal party, etc). 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999
Post # 6
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  • Wedding: August 2012

@pinkgreenandyellow:  You shouldn’t have to DO anything… You’re the bride!  You just show up and look pretty!  Hahaha, sounds good, and if you’re open and honest with them about not really knowing the ins & outs of bridal showers, she will probably fill you in, and since so many things etiquette-wise are dictated by region & culture, she’ll make sure you don’t commit any faux pas 🙂

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