(Closed) bride/groom shower theme

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re doing a joint shower. Apparently there are some themes out there (like kitchen tools and power tools, bbq, etc.) but we aren’t having a theme. We’re just going to register for the tools and house stuff and let people do what they want.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

You’re not “supposed” to but you are “allowed” to. Meaning, since it’s a party being thrown FOR you, you’re not really supposed to be involved in the planning. The hostess if “gifting you” the party. BUT… I’m hosting a shower for my BFF and she totally told me what she wanted. I want to make sure she’s happy with it, so I took her suggestions for the theme and general feel… then told her I’d take it from there.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If they ask, then of course. Otherwise, you can “volunteer” the info when they ask what u want. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Fiance and I are having a couples shower also and we decided on a theme together. But then we are kind of having a more casual and down-to-earth celebration with BBQ and good food! 🙂 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As stated, “technically” the Bride / Couple are supposed to just be happy bystanders who graciously accept whatever anyone wants to do for them

Although in reality… when someone throws a shower these days it usually isn’t a Surprise Shower.  So usually the Hostess has a basic idea that she floats past the Bride, or she asks her opinion / for suggestions

Couple’s Showers typically focus on things for the couple and their interests together… so popular themes are…

Home Improvement – Garden Tools – Garage Gear – Backyard Entertaining – Outdoor Cooking – Travel – Camping – Stock the Wine Cellar / Bar etc

Whatever a couple might be interested in doing together and need “supplies” for (in that a Shower is ALWAYS about material things / Gifts… and NOT MONEY… Asking for Money is a big NO-NO from an Etiquette Stand-point… be that a Cash Registry OR having Guests pitch in a flat amount.  Guests are supposed to be welcome no matter how big or small the gift they bring… which is exactly WHY Shower’s have themes to begin with)

Hope this helps,

Mr. TTR and I had a couple’s shower thrown for us… a ton of fun.  And everyone brought us things to stock our bar (especially wine themed items… as wine is a BIG hobby for us)

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