Post # 1
I’ve never been to a bridal shower and don’t know much about them. Are they similar to baby showers where I open gifts and “oooh” and “aaah” and act very excited and then we play games and eat cake?
My mother-in-law has not been involved in the wedding planning since I usually like to plan things myself; and she insisted on throwing me at least a shower. She’s so excited about it I didn’t want to say no. She said it would be a personal shower and explained to me it means people will buy lingerie. I’m expecting this to be true since three different people have called me this week (AT WORK, embarrassing!) to ask about my bra size. Our guest list is only about 60 people and most of the women are invited to the shower, about 20 of them. Does this mean people will buy me a gift now and not for the wedding? I may sound like a brat but I would much rather get something from my carefully crafted registry since we do need household items a lot more than I need 20 bras…Oh well.
Also what should I wear? Should I dress up nice and bridal? I don’t want to show up too casual and look stupid if this is the norm. Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
Post # 4
It’ll be similar to a baby shower… open gifts, play some games, and have some snacks. I’d wear a cute dress or skirt and be ready for some photos. It sounds like you may be getting a lingerie shower. Most showers I’ve been to the bride to be gets things off her registery like linens, kitchen ware and such. Typically you’ll get at least 1 or 2 lingerie items… but you may get more! Just enjoy the day! Hope you have a great party!
Post # 6
And you usually get gifts both at the shower and then at the wedding. So think of it as a bonus gift – not a replacement gift!
Post # 7
Yes, definitely dress up – and don’t feel too overdressed; you are the bride – you should be the best dressed 🙂
Be prepared to open all sorts of lingerie in front of the guests and ooh and ahh even if it’s not your style 🙂
There will be food and likely a game or two… and don’t forget to say a public thank you to your Future Mother-In-Law and the guests in attendance. You might also want to bring Future Mother-In-Law a gift as a thank you for throwing the shower.
Post # 8
Yeah, you’ll get gifts at the shower and at the wedding… so that always helps fill your home! My shower is in a month so I’m looking forward to a day of being showered with my favorite ladies, silly games, and lovely gifts. It’s a great time before the wedding to see everyone and have some girl time!
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My mom is sponsoring mine.. it’s next weekend.
We are having it at 1pm and serving lunch. We have three very fun games planned. One is bridal bingo, which is standard, the other is the toilet paper dress game. You give each table 3 rolls of TP, and 20 minutes. They select a model from their table, then create a wedding dress on them with the TP. Then the bride gets to judge the winner. The third is the memory game.. where you have items on a tray, and you try to remember what they are.. but my mom has thrown in a twist.. while they are busy memorizing whats on the tray, she’ll be asking questions about what I was wearing! Sneaky.. Anyways, after that, we have cake and open presents.
I’m wearing a wrap dress, flats and a cardigan. But that’s just me 🙂
Post # 11
This all sounds fun, thanks so much for the comments! And @oracle, thanks for the tip on getting Future Mother-In-Law a gift, great idea.