(Closed) Coed Bridal Shower?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What do you think?
    Traditional- girls only! : (27 votes)
    45 %
    Coed- could be fun!! : (33 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never been to a co-ed shower… I always think that one of the things that is fun about the shower is just that it’s “girl time.” Once you start inviting everyone, then how is it that different from the wedding reception, except you open the gifts in front of everyone?!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Fiance and I had a coed shower and we had a blast!

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m doing girls only, but did consider coed… I think it’d be fun! 

    Post # 6
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We also had a co-ed shower and it was an incredible time! Go for it!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I think of bridal showers as a female-only thing – if it were a coed party, it would seem like more of an engagement party or something (plus, doesn’t make much sense to call it a bridal shower if the dudes are there too, you know?)

    I think it just depends on your Fiance and the circle of people who would be attending.  If I asked my Fiance if he was alright with someone throwing us a “coed wedding shower,” or if I asked him if he wanted to attend a coed shower, he’d ask me if I’d lost my everloving mind.  I know this is generalizing, but I think a lot of guys couldn’t care less about a wedding shower, and I imagine a lot of guys do not want to attend a party for the purpose of sitting around and giving gifts and talking about an upcoming wedding.  So it comes down to the circle of people involved and exactly how the party is being planned and presented.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We did a coed baby shower for my sister and it was lots of fun.  Most guys will end up declining in the end and send their SO.  For our shower we are doing coed i.e. my BILs and Fiance will be there but the guest list would jump to over a hundred if we truely made it coed. 

    So if the numbers are small enough than make it coed but if you are basically throwing another wedding I would do girls only.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    we are having a “honey-do” shower in a few weeks that will be coed. Guests are supposed to bring tools and gadgets for the Fiance and cooking items for me! Should be fun! My friends had a tools and gadgets party a few months ago and it was a blast! We had bar b q and beer and lemon iced box pie! Can you tell we are from the south!? haha… I am also having one shower that is girls only and one tea that is girls only… so if this is going to be your only shower I would say keep it girls only, but if you are having more than one, go for it!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    I think it could be fun.  I just wouldn’t want it for mine.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If we go through with a shower it will be thrown by my Fiance and I so it’ll have to be coed. I think it’s a great idea.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Actually… I gave a coed shower for my BFF and her husband (also one of my best friends). Her family did the girls-only shower.

    I threw the keg party.

    They still tell me almost 5 years later that it was pretty awesome. So they must mean it. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Fiance and I had a co ed baby shower it was a blast. I kind of wish we would have done a co ed bridal shower. We had so much fun at the baby shower. I say go for it.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We’re having a coed family one (since they all live around 2-3 hours at least away) and then a girls friends one. 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i think coed is called a Jack and Jill shower. I think it sounds great and will really help my bridal party to all get to know each other before the actual wedding. I’ve been to girls-only showers…they are fun, but maybe too “girly” for my taste. I think the more the merrier!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My friend hosted a co-ed shower for us. We had a ‘date night’ theme and all of the guests got us a little something or an idea for a future night out. It was fun! I am not the girly type and i really wanted to have my partner suffer the attention along with me.

    However, i will agree that it really was just a duplication of our wedding guest list. Everyone except the out-of-towners came. So while it was a great way to warm-up to the wedding celebration, i can see why an all women’s party may offer that bit of variety. 

     

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