(Closed) Does everyone do a bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Are you having a bridal shower?
    Yes : (23 votes)
    61 %
    No : (15 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ll be having a shower but I’m sure it’s not unheard of not to. If you can’t, or if it’s going to be more stress then it’s worth, then I say go without. With that being said, it is definitely normal to have a very small shower if that’s something you can manage  – I stood up in a wedding where the bride’s family was mostly of of state and I think there were less than 15 people at the shower, but it was very nice and cozy and she got some very sweet gifts from those that could attend.

    Post # 4
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    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t really have one. We’ve both been on our own for a while and are in our 30’s. It just wasn’t something I wanted. Plus we’re having a VERY small wedding, and you shouldn’t invite people to a shower that won’t be invited to the wedding.

    None of my family lives near me either so that would also add to the difficulty.

    Post # 5
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    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had one. My husband’s family threw it for me, but we also invited some of my friends.

    Post # 6
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I didn’t have one.

    Post # 7
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I wish I could have had one, but like you, all of my friends, bridesmaids, siblings, all live too far away. None for me.

    Post # 9
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    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Bridal showers are very rare where I come from.  I haven’t known anyone to have one.  I am guessing its a regional thing.

    Post # 11
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    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @jude7186: Aww, thats a shame.

    Post # 12
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    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think I am. It’s not typically something done in my culture, and to be honest, I don’t quite get the concept, it seems so gift grabby. It’s like, heres a list of things I want, please buy them for me. Then again, I also can’t think of anyone who would ever bring anything other than cash to a wedding. I’m Russian we just give people cash. Besides, a lot of these things people register for I can find for less at places like harmons or amazing savings, so I would feel bad asking people to buy me somehing overpriced from bed bath or Macy’s. That’s just me though, all my American friends had showers.

    Post # 13
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My side of the family has never even attended a bridal shower. My inlaws, however, are a lot more formal in that regard so they are throwing me a shower. Depends on the familiy.

    Post # 14
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    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m not having one. None of our family live close by and most of our friends are spread out so it’s more of a hassle and I don’t really think it’s worth the stress.

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