Post # 1
I just wanted to get some opionions.
Im getting married for the 2nd time, and am in my 40’s. My friends and family would like to have some sort of Bridal shower for me. About 25 people will be attending. Im not sure to call this a bridal shower or a sprinkle party? I know sprinkle parties are pretty new, and not sure what the etiquette is for one?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
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
This is your first marriage to each other so why wouldn’t it be a bridal shower?
Post # 6
Sorry, what’s a sprinkle party?
Post # 7
- 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
I’ve never heard of a sprinkle for anything but a second/third baby.
Post # 9
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
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
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.