(Closed) Bridal Shower-Not happening?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What should I do?
    Forget about a bridal shower, it probably isn't gonna happen. : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Talk to your MOH to see if going to CO for one is a possibility. : (20 votes)
    50 %
    Just see what happens. If you get one great, if not, oh well. : (15 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 4
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    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Hi. Same situation as you. Probably not having a bridal shower. Our wedding is almost all Out of Town folk, and only a few local friends. My closest local friend can’t even be at the wedding (which I completely understand), so it’s unlikely she’ll think to offer one. My only attendant, my bff, lives far away and will probably arrive just in time for the rehearsal. 

    So… yeah. I’m not counting on a shower. Which does make me sad. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The point of a bridal shower is to “shower” the bride with gifts.  Tradtionally, it was to give gifts that would help the bride set up her new home, though with more couples living together before marriage, they are less likely to need a set of dishes and pans and bath towels, etc.

    If you are interested in a bridal shower, talk to your Maid/Matron of Honor to see if she would host one for you in CO.

    Post # 7
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @nikole.powell.np:  Although if I do end up getting gifts off the registry and such, it may be a pain to travel back with a bunch of stuff…Ah well, I will see what she thinks anyway. πŸ™‚

    If you don’t need/want the gifts themselves, you could do a card shower.  Or maybe even a gift card shower?  I think most of your shower guests would be understanding that it would be difficult to travel home with a bunch of gifts.  You could make a list of restartaunts and stores you frequent, and people could get you gift cards to those places.

    Post # 8
    Member
    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Due to logistics, I had to fly to Ohio for my bridal shower 3 months in advance. In Texas, we will have a few parties before we fly back to Ohio got the wedding. I had to make that extra trip, but it put a smile on my mom’s face

    Post # 9
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    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Love Miss Archer’s suggestions on the card or gift card shower!  Also, I think it’s common to give the Out of Town address for the bride so gifts can be shipped if a shower is hosted out of state.  My sister just attended a showe like that.  I would be sad if I wasn’t having one…not b/c of the gifts, but I’ve just heard and seen all the love and support that is there from dear family and friends.  It’s so sweet and encouraging. πŸ™‚

    Also, we’re month buddies! so just a FYI, my shower isn’t until October (my mom picked the date) so they may be thinking they’ll plan something a little down the road.  I would maybe wait until summer to check on it…it’s still kind of early. πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 10
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    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, you really shouldn’t ask for a shower.  The shower itself is a gift to you and shouldn’t be ‘asked for’ (yes, you can ask for something for a gift, but only when someone asks if you would like one.)  Bridal showers cost money to host – even if they’re held at someone’s house there is food, beverages, invitations, eating utensils, and possibly decorations and favors.  That’s quite a financial undertaking.  I voted option C.

    Post # 13
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It’s not the end of the world if you don’t have a shower, and lots of people don’t get them since family is so scattered these days and the logistics of one is so hard.  Plus someone has to approach you, you cannot hint. 

    I didn’t get a shower or any pre-wedding parties.  We’re not related to anyone in this time zone (I’m in Utah too by the way), and all our good friends moved to other states.  It’s just logistically not possible.  Now we’re eloping to of course no parties if you elope.  A little sad, but grateful I get to marry an awesome man so it will all be great anyway!

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