Post # 1
My bridal shower is next weekend and my best friend/MOH & bridesmaid have been doing A LOT to make this shower successful. I want to be able to thank them and I got them both small gifts, but what is the etiquette for thanking them at the shower?
Is it okay at the end of the shower to thank everyone for coming, and thanking my Maid/Matron of Honor & bridesmaids for throwing such a great shower? All of the bridal showers that I’ve been to, the bride has never announced a thank you. Help! 🙂
Post # 3
At my shower, once is was pretty much wrapped up, I took some time to thank everyone for coming and gave a special thanks to the people that organized/decorated.
Then, after the shower (a few days after), I gave hostess gifts to the organizers.
I think you should thank everyone with special attention given to your 3 hostesses with a little speech. Then give them your gifts at the end of the shower, maybe not present them to them in front of everyone, though.
Post # 4
Thanks Jennybirdy! That’s what I’m thinking but I just wanted to hear someone else say they’ve done it too! 🙂
Post # 5
I had my shower a few weeks ago, and I did the same. After everything was all said and done I gave a little speech thanking everyone for coming and one for each of the hostesses for my shower. I gave them their gifts after the shower had ended 🙂
Post # 6
I actually gave my hostess gift to my Maid/Matron of Honor before the shower started, haha. Maybe that wasn’t the best way to do it.
She (now the bride) gave me a thank you gift the week after the shower, which was a really sweet surprise for me, and probably better etiquette to thank someone after-the-fact. 😛
Post # 7
Before I opened presents and my showers, I’ve thanked everyone for coming and thanked the hostesses for hosting. I also got the hostesses thank you gifts and wrote them a thank you note for hosting the shower.
Obviously I sent them a thank you note after the shower too.