(Closed) Bridal/Wedding shower

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My shower is being hosted by a good family friend. My bridesmaids are planning a nice bachelorette weekend. I’ve always thought the responsibilty of throwing a bridal shower didn’t fall on the bridal party. A close family friend or relative could host it just as easily. May talk with your mom and see what ideas she has.

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If money is an issue, why not do a more casual-style affair?  Have it hosted by your mother, or as July09 mentioned, a good family friend.  Your BMs can all cook, or you can just do light-fare such as appetizers.  The shower is an event to celebrate you, not cause you stress.  BMs traditionally pay, but there is no reason to place a burden on anyone.

Post # 5
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Showers aren’t required to be hosted only by bridesmaids. If you have an aunt or cousin (on either your side or his), or family friend willing to do it….I would go that route!

Post # 6
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I agree, I would try your mom.  Or perhaps an aunt etc.  If that doesn’t work, could you find someone to "host" something really casual, while you supply the….umm, money?  I’d use that as a last resort…but desperate times call for desperate measures.


Post # 7
278 posts
Helper bee

I say in this day and age, anything goes!

Anyone can throw you a bridal shower.  If you feel bad about people covering costs, you can hold an intimate soiree at your home.  Everyone can bring a dish, sort of like potluck. I know traditionally, brides don’t hold showers for themselves but I don’t see a problem with it!  After all, all you want to do is be with the people you care about most…

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just did 2 bridal showers for 2 different friends.  One I am a bridesmaid for and the other I am not.  I have a good job, but it was still very difficult to cover the cost of everything.  You as the bride-to-be should not have to be bothered with any of the cost or planning.  The girls should just recruit other ppl to help.  For one we had the bride-to-be’s mom bring the dessert, one of the bridesmaids brought a dish, a friend did the fruit and veggie trays.  They just need to get creative.  Not everything is expensive, but if you try to do it all by yourself the cost can add up.

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