(Closed) Couples Shower or Personal?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Shower Type - Which would you choose?
    Personal Shower (trousseau) : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Regular Bridal Shower : (7 votes)
    33 %
    Couples Shower : (11 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    All the couples showers I’ve attended run very much like a regular shower except without the games.  Or, if there are games, it’s tailored to be less girly.  Usually it evokes much patience from the men present, as they aren’t used to sitting around watching people open presents!

    When you think of what for your shower, what thoughts come to mind?

    Post # 4
    Member
    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We’re having a couples shower!  I wanted Fi to be a part of everything and we have tons of friends and family so that’s why we decided to do it that way too.  Because we’re having a Destination Wedding, not everyone we invited will get to go to Aruba so having a co-ed shower made sense too, so they can at least be a part of something!

    Post # 5
    Member
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I threw my sister and her Fi a couples shower in August, and it was so fun!  We did a “date night” theme, so guests were encouraged to bring the couple gifts they could use on date nights after they were married.  They got gift certificates to restaurants and the movies, board games, a gift card for cooking classes, some camping gear, and some dvds along with more traditional shower gifts. 

    Instead of traditional shower games, we played the Newlywed Game, which was a huge hit!  We had my parents, my sister and Future Brother-In-Law, and an older couple (family friends) participate.  We also played a “get to know the couple” game and gave out gender neutral prizes for people who answered the most questions right.

    Most of the party was drinking and eating (my dad barbequed).  It was pretty casual, but super fun.  I didn’t want to bore all the guys by spending a lot of time opening presents, so instead we asked everyone to come with the presents unwrapped or wrapped in cellophane.  Not opening presents meant we had more time for drinking and playing games! 

    Guests were family friends, relatives, and my sis and FBIL’s friends.  Instead of just inviting the women in the couple, we invited the whole family, so we had a bunch of kids running around, too.  Our party, at least, was more like a regular, Sunday afternoon barbeque, only more structured and with presents.  🙂

    Post # 7
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I mentioned a couples shower to my Darling Husband and he said he would never ever go for it, haha. So we just had my regular one! We had a lingerie shower for a friend and that was fun =].

    Post # 9
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    For my shower, my sister (MOH) planned the best of both worlds. My shower started at 2:00 PM with the women arriving and entering a cocktail reception inside and the men heading to the pool and bar outside.  Inside, the women proceeded with the traditional bridal shower activities – the game, opening the gifts, eating cake – while the men were outside drinking, having snacks and relaxing.  Then around 5:00 PM once the traditional shower activities were over, the women all went outside to join their men for a fun evening of more food, more drinks and dancing.  It was a great blend of a traditional shower and a couples shower.  Couples were able to spend a nice evening together and the men weren’t bored with any girly shower stuff.

    Go for the couples shower!

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