Post # 1
My confirmation sponsor/good friend of my mom is throwing me a bridal shower the weekend before my wedding, and she just asked me if I’d prefer a “household” or “personal” shower. I’m not sure what to tell her!
My guest list will be mostly family, family friends, and my mom’s friends…my close friends won’t be able to make it until later in the week (I’m getting married in my hometown and almost everyone, including me, has to travel to the wedding!) That makes me think a household shower would be more appropriate – but would there be an argument for a personal shower? Does that involve things besides lingerie?
I’m obviously not very well-versed in bridal showers, so any advice would be helpful!
Post # 3
I tried googling personal vs household showers and while it is pretty clear what the household shower is, it is not so clear what a personal shower is. I read one thing that said it is personal gifts as in not household gifts because the couple already as household items. I know that doesnt help much..but I would say just stick with the household shower. Maybe if someone else hosts you a shower (like one of your friends) then you could do a Honeymoon shower where people get you things for your honeymoon.
Post # 4
I would stick with a household shower. Family friends + personal shower = awkward to me (think panties, lingerie, suggestive toys … )
Post # 5
I would do the household shower if most of my close friends couldn’t make it.
Post # 6
The majority of showers are household showers. Personal/lingerie showers are typically combined with the bachelorette party, and due to their nature, you may not be comfortable attending one with certain people whom you may want to have in attendance at a household shower.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies – that is what I thought! I definitely don’t want to receive racy gifts in front of my mom’s friends and in-laws, but wasn’t sure if there is some other type of “personal shower” I just wasn’t aware of. Household sower it is!