(Closed) How important was your shower to you?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Half of my bridal party didn’t come to my shower, and neither did any of my family. And of the 20 people invited, 5 showed up. I see other people’s shower pictures with this massive group of women, and it’s disheartening. Don’t get me wrong – I’m thrilled that the people who came were able to make it. But it’s disappointing to think about all of the people who couldn’t be bothered.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

I didn’t realize how bothered I’d be with the guests who either didn’t make it or cancelled at the last minute…. and then I realized that for some people, showers are a chore and it’s all about them and not about you.  I tried to focus on the people who WERE there and that did make the effort (including the hosts) and that made me feel TONS better.

Post # 5
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4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was a little sad about people who weren’t able to come but I was very thankful for the people who WERE there. And for some who chose to make the trip for the wedding instead of the shower (especially those who were a plane flight away) I completely understood.

Post # 6
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191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have never been to a bridal shower so I really have no idea what to expect.  My sister sounds like your cousin. She had baby shower, designation wedding, bachelorette party, reception (i missed the shower…ect) so I really don’t want to people to be sick of me by the time my wedding rolls around.  I don’t get what a shower is for if I’m having a bachelorette party.   50 people seem like a lot to invite.  That’s a mini wedding right there.  If I were you I would be little bothered about your cousin and your best friend but I think you should just enjoy the day no matter what.

Post # 7
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it’s personal.  This is a really busy time of year.  My shower is this weekend as well and a lot of friends already had plans to go out of town, with it being one of the last weekends of summer.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My shower was really important to me. I only had one and it was great. We had  around 20-30 people which was a good size and what we expected. You have every right to be upset but do you know their reasons for not coming? They could have had prior obligations and sometimes it is harder for people to make it to an afternoon event. 

We had some people come for the 1st half or stop by for 20 min or so. And it was sweet to see them make time to be there even if it was short. Some people don’t see the shower as a big even like they would the wedding. Don’t let it bring you down– focus on having a wonderful time with those who are coming to celebrate with you. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

And you can’t let the # of people bother you — wether it is a shower or the wedding. Its not quantity it’s quality!!! 

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