Post # 1
My Bridal Shower is on Saturday. A lot of my Fiance’s Aunt’s and family that he only sees every couple months will coming for the shower.
I’d like him to (and he would like to) stop by for a little while at some point and see the shower and say hello to his Aunt’s and such.
Is that appropriate? We are not having any kind of joint showers or other showers.
Did your fiance come to yours and if so what was his role? At what point did he show up? how long did he stay? was it weird etc?
My shower is being held at a tea shop its a tea party hosted by my sister (MOH) and my Grandmother. There are approx 40 people attending.
Post # 3
Darling Husband was coming to pick me up at the end of my shower, and I asked him to come early, so that he could meet up with some of his aunts, and meet some of my family who he’s never met before. He came about 45 minutes before the end of the shower, I think?
Post # 4
I think it’d be great if he showed up for a little bit! It’s not inappropriate at all. I had 2 showers and H showed up for both. He came for about 30 minutes at the beginning of the first one. He met some of my friends and family, answered some questions for a game we were going to play, and then left to go play golf with his and my dad. For the second shower, he came for about an hour at the end during cake and gifts (he helped open the gifts). His family and family friends were at this shower and they LOVED that he showed up to visit (he doesn’t get to see them very often either).
Post # 5
My husband did not come with me for my shower since it was out of state, but my mom and sisters’ boyfriends came to drive me and all my gifts home. I initially had a no boys allowed attitude, but once I realized how helpful they were being and how much I didn’t want to carry my own gifts, I bent the policy for them. They came in for maybe an hr and sat and had lunch, did a little mingling. My sisters’ bf even took a bunch of pictures for us. So men do have their place at showers!
Post # 6
As some PPs said, I would have him come by at the end of the shower to visit with the guests and take you home. 🙂
Post # 7
My Fiance stayed for most of the my bridal shower and its was great! I didn’t feel comfortable accepting presents from his side of the family (some of which I barely knew) without him there. So we incorporated him into some of the games. For instance they asked us both questions about each other and people had to guess how many each of us would get right. Also, he decided to be one of the models for the toilet paper dress game! lol It was a hit and I felt much more comfortable with him there. FYI my dad was also there because him and my stepmom were hosting the shower at their house.
Post # 8
My FH came to the shower half way through as a surprise and it was great. I was so glad he showed up. 🙂
Post # 9
I had my shower on Saturday and my Fiance came towards the end and brought me flowers! He got to meet all the ladies, grab some food & chit chat with us for awhile, it was fun! 🙂
Post # 10
My Darling Husband showed up with flowers towards the end of mine. His dad drove his mom down, and Darling Husband and Father-In-Law went off for the day during the shower, then came back.
Post # 11
It is a very old tradition for the groom to bring the bride flowers before she opens her gifts, the myth behind this is that the roses will hear everything she says about her groom, and when she brings the flowers back home….they will tell him….my Dad did this at my Mom’s shower and to this day, every one of her friends thinks it was the most romantic thing they’ve ever seen!
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Fiance came to my shower for his side of the family, he came in with me, said hello to his aunts and then went out for lunch and a football game with his uncles/dad/brother in law. Then when they were finished they came back, helped us clean up, chatted with the guests that remained, helped us load up the car. It worked out well for us, but I’m glad he wasn’t there the entire time.
Post # 13
@Nona99: That’s cool! I love learning the meaning behind wedding traditions.
Post # 14
Have him come at the end. My Fiance didn’t because it was out of state, however when my sister got married, all the men went out golfing and to lunch and then came back at the end to meet up with everyone.
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL
Fiance and I are having a co-ed shower this Saturday. The main reason is because we are using it as a platform for our families to finally meet. 🙂
Post # 16
My girlfriend got married in 09, her husband walked in with her at the bridal shower and participated like the soon to be bride did, took pictures, opened gifts, talked to guest. However they are spanish, and its very common in spanish culture to have the men and women at what we would consider “women only parties”, It was a blast.