(Closed) How much to give: bridal shower vs wedding shower?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What should we spend for the wedding shower gift?

    The same as what you spend at bridal showers: $20-30

    More than at a bridal shower: $50-75

    Other: I'll tell you in the comments.

  • Post # 4
    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I voted wrong…the wording slightly confused me.  A wedding shower and bridal shower are the same thing to me….the shower before the actual wedding.  I would spend the same that you normally do.  The gift is going to the same place, it’s just that the fiance is there to open the gift with the bride to be now.

    Post # 5
    2779 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The same, the gift is ultimately for the same thing.

    Post # 6
    2293 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The same, I think the only difference is that a bridal shower is girls-only and a wedding shower is couples?

    Post # 7
    3470 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I don’t think it matters all that much either way.  If you’re comfortable spending around $200 total, then do that– how you split it between the shower & wedding wont be noticed by anyone but you. 

    Post # 8
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    yeah i say same, since a wedding shower is really just a bridal shower with a man there opening gifts too. every shower ive been to i have assumed my gift was for the couple regardless of who was sitting in the front of the room ripping through wrapping paper!

    Post # 9
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I think I’d spend about what I’d spend for a bridal shower, too. Gifts given at a bridal shower, while give to the bride, are really for the couple. But whatever you guys would like to do, sounds like it will about even out in the end in terms of total amount spent!

    Post # 10
    28 posts
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The same… aren’t bridal showers and wedding showers the same thing?

    Post # 11
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Same. I also thought they were the same thing! And I usually spend $50-150 depending on who is getting married.

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