(Closed) Doing a bridal shower?

posted 10 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I don’t know the Chinese traditions, but in response to your last sentence, I am confused….do you mean invite some of the people on your FMIL’s list that arent’ invited to the wedding to the shower?  This is only how I read it.  If so, you really can’t invite guests to the shower and not to the wedding. 

Post # 4
15 posts

Be sure to remember that who you invite to the bridal shower will be invited to the wedding.

I hosted a bridal shower for my cousin a couple weeks ago.  There was a limited number of close family and friends…all girls.  (Guest list was provided by the bride)  It was about 20 people.  During the bridal shower, we talked, ate, played games and then open presents.  The bride had a lot of fun especially with the games. 

Post # 6
15 posts

Well, you can have a gift registry to give people the option to give cash or a present.  My cousin received gift cards (same as cash) as well as gifts from her registry.

Post # 7
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i didn’t want to have a bridal shower because it was asking my bms and whoever would throw it spend more money on me…however, i just recently threw one for my friend (i’m her matron of honor) because i wanted to do it.   

you can have any kind of bridal shower you want…

 all girls or mixed (I believe mrs. penguin did a co-ed shower)

if just girls – you can invite girls of all ages (including aunts, moms, etc) or just girls your age (that’s what I did with my friend recently)

 as for gifts – you can do whatever you want – you can have guests buy you gifts off your registry or you can have a different type of shower….the shower i recently threw was a naught and nice shower….we all showered my friend with gifts that bring the naughty side out of her…hahah so there was lingerie and other fun gifts….

 i do have to say that they’re a lot of fun because you can play games…have drinks…have food…etc….

Post # 8
27 posts

Maybe instead of a shower, you could have some sort of bridal luncheon or tea. That way there is no pressure to bring gifts and you still get to have a fun, non-Bachelorette get together with the girls before the wedding. 

In my family it is typical for the family to throw a wedding shower, the bridesmaids to throw a bachelorette/lingerie shower and then the bride to throw a small bridal luncheon to thank everyone who has helped her out.  

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