(Closed) Help! Unusual Bridal Shower Issue

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you think she just wants the experience of a bridal shower? Maybe you could do a “stock the bar” theme, and then use some of the bottles to celebrate with at the bachelorette? I think that might be your best bet! 

Sorry, she’s sounds very…intense!

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Another idea could be a kitchen themed shower where you ask people to bring a favorite recipe (maybe even include a card in the invitation for them to fill out so you can drop them into a book and they are all the same size) and a small kitchen gift.

Is there some way you can explain the tradition of bridal showers in the invitation as well that might help get people excited about it? I mean, I doubt it, because even here where they’re the norm I find showers to be a snooze, but I get the importance for the bride.

I think I’d try to bring her expectations down a bit (less expensive gifts, more moderate shower) and their participation up a bit over nothing.

Tough situation!

Post # 6
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh I feel for you. I’m Swedish and we don’t do bridal showers either, so if someone had tried something like that it would really have raised some eyebrows. And if she expect gifts, if would come across as very greedy…

Do you know why she wants a shower? Because if it’s only another occasion to get together (without a gift commitment), could you arrange a nice brunch along with some helpful crafts (if she has any DIY aspects to the wedding that is)? More of a first social outing leading up to the bachelorette party?

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