(Closed) Bridal shower expenses

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
7307 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Traditionally it’s the bridesmaids who pay for the bridal shower expenses. That said, it’s a rather outdated tradition. The bride’s parents don’t traditionally pay for the shower because they are already paying for the wedding. But now that many brides pay for their own wedding, there’s no reason for the bride’s family to not contribute to the shower. And sometimes the bride’s church ladies, co-workers, etc. also choose to throw showers for her. That’s cool, too. The only rule that holds fast is that the bride has absolutely no business planning for and/or hosting her own shower. The purpose of the shower is to “shower” the bride with well wishes and gifts. If the bride were to arrange and/or host her own shower, it would be gift-grabby at best. Serious no-no.

Post # 4
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Usually the MOH/bridesmaids. I am expensing my bestie’s bridal shower this summer. I am her Maid/Matron of Honor. She was mine as well, and she did everything for mine.

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Basically whoever is throwing the party.  Tradition would say that the BMs do this.  But they can be thrown by the mothers of the bride and/or groom, aunts, coworkers, etc.  Actaully I’ve never been to a shower that was actually thrown by the BMs, so that shows how popular that tradition is.

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