Post # 1
SO my lovely Mother-In-Law and SIL to be are throwing a bridal shower for me which is so thoughtful and lovely. My immediate family including my Maid/Matron of Honor all live in Europe now so none of them will be attending so it will be mainly my FI’s family and a few of my friends. So here’s my question – should I offer to help with the shower – organizing or financially? – I feel like this is something my own family should be doing for me under normal circumstances and I feel a little guilty at the thought of my future in-laws footing the bill for this!
Of coure I will send them flowers as a thank you afterwards but I just want to check with you bees to see if that is enough?
Post # 3
I think flowers are enough. They offered to throw this party for you, so you should sit back and enjoy it. They probably see this as a gift to you.
Post # 4
The bride doesn’t usually pay for or organize her shower. Just enjoy and show appreciation. A little thank you gift is always nice but that’s good enough 🙂 (also, I’ve had a few people mention to me before that having the brides family host showers is technically “bad ettiquete”)
Post # 5
@Westvillebride: I think you are mixed up. The bride should never pay for or organize her own shower. Nor should any immediate family member (so your families location doesn’t really matter, except that they will sadly miss out).
It’s always niuce to thank someone for going out of their way for you. But it isn’t the same thing as paying for the shower.