Bridal Shower or Sprinkle party?

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’ve only known sprinkles to be for second (or third or fourth) babies, not weddings. However- call it what you’re most comfortable with! Congratulations!

Post # 4
9016 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

This is your first marriage to each other so why wouldn’t it be a bridal shower?

Post # 6
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Sorry, what’s a sprinkle party?

Post # 7
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - City, State

Yep, it’s just a bridal shower! Like cclarkrun1 said, “sprinkle” is usually used for a later baby, and it means that since you already have the stuff from the first baby, you don’t need big gifts this time. (And as an aside, I hate the term “baby sprinkle” because it makes me think of peeing, but that’s just me.)

Post # 8
9717 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never heard of a sprinkle for anything but a second/third baby.

Post # 9
894 posts
Busy bee

Yep – my understanding is a sprinkle is a baby shower thing – like for a second or third baby where you get a onesie or a pack of diapers, not an infrastructure type item. 

You should have a bridal shower! People are happy and willing to throw it for you and it’s also for your FI’s family to celebrate!

Post # 10
4774 posts
Honey bee

1.  “Sprinkle party” makes it sound like urine-based sex-capades.  So no.  Always no.

2.  As PP explained, “sprinkles” (ugh – hate the concept, hate the name) are usually for subsequent babies and meant to be smaller token gifts (onesie, a book or stuffed animal). 

So are you thinking of calling it that (but don’t) because you’re not registering and not expecting gifts at this party?  Or at least not more than token gifts like a bottle of wine or a gift card if people choose to give?  Cause if it isn’t a gift-giving party but rather a similar event without the gifts just to get together, I’d call it a bridal luncheon instead.  Otherwise if it is your stereotypical shower then just call it a shower.

Post # 11
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Im in my 30s and going on my second marriage and struggling with the concept of a bridal shower. I like the idea of a recipe shower. Everybody comes with a recipe card filled out with their fave recipe then just enjoys time together celebrating. No guilt on my part because it’s free for them but I still get a lovely memento from my favorite ladies. 

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