Hosting Bridal Shower

posted 6 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
4964 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

When you say hosting, does that mean you are covering the cost of the shower?

I don’t think you have to give a gift even if you were only a guest but it would be nice to give her a small thoughtful gift, something sentimental to mark the occasion. 

Post # 4
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

vgrimes93 :  My suggesstion would be get her something small and personal. Dont go and get some fancy gift or anything, maybe a nice picture frame with a picture of the two of you. Or a nice bottle of wine or champagne you can share on the wedding day or morning or something like that. The fact that you are organizing, planning and paying for the shower is way more meaningful than any gift. So go simple and personal if you feel the need to buy a gift of top of everything!

Post # 5
3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I think it is entirely up to you. You are putting a lot of time, money and effort into hosting this shower for her, which is a very generous gift in and of itself. You will also, I assume, give her a wedding gift. If you do give her a shower gift, I’d probably make it something small and personal. But your mother is correct that you are by no means obligated or even expected to give one. 

Post # 6
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I, personally would still get a gift. I wouldn’t break my budget or anything to get them something super nice, but I would still get her something small! 

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