Post # 1
Who is supposed to be responsible for giving bridal shower favors? As a bride, can I give them? I really want to show them how much I appreciate them for coming to my bridal shower. I will have two showers, my coworkers are hosting one and my two bridesmaids are also in the works now for throwing one for me. I know that my coworker is not gonna make favors for my other coworkers who are attending and I know for sure that my two bridesmaids don’t even have a clue that they can give favors to the other guests. And frankly, I can’t imagine “hinting” about favors when they are all spending too much money already.
I guess I just want to be appreciative of my friends who will attend. Are mailed thank you cards sufficient, since I’m already planning to do this? Should I just tell my bridesmaids that I’m volunteering to make favors? I just think that’s weird though…
Post # 3
i’ve thought about this too! For your BMs, maybe you can tell them how much you appreciate their efforts and that you want to help by providing a thank you to everyone in their honor (the way they’re throwing a party in your honor) by putting together some favors for guests (and get them something special as a thank you too). or, you could just really be there for everyone who attends when it’s their special day (baby, wedding, new job, whatever). from reading the boards, it seems like the best thank you is being there when it’s their turn.
Post # 5
The bridesmaids who are hosting the shower are responsible for everything from food to invites to favors (which are optional). The bride is the guest of honor and doesn’t have any part in the planning or paying for it, but in the end, any final decision is entirely up to the bridesmaids/hostesses. Also, whatever they decide to spend is strictly their business. On your part however, the thank you notes are sufficient and should be mailed out asap.
Post # 6
I really don’t see a problem with it as long as you talk to the showrr hosts first. I agree with the PP that it should still be thanks on their behalf.
If that doesn’t work, what about sending or handing the favors out with the thank you cards/notes?
Post # 7
thanks for the input ladies! I just decided to let my bm’s do their own thing. Maybe I will just thank the guests with a mailed card and maybe some pictures of the shower. And I’ll be sure to give something “nicer” to my hosts 🙂