(Closed) How to go about a bridal shower when lacking in the family dept

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Any friends who would fit the bill? A shower is not a family-only party, nor is it something you plan. Whomever decides to host it will ask you for a guest list, which is the only thing you contrivbute to.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly I’d just wait it out and see if someone from your FI’s side will offer to throw you one.  This isn’t technically supposed to be something you plan and organize (and host) yourself. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@punkin83:  that’s so sad! you shouldn’t have to throw your own shower! Don’t pay a caterer yourself, showers don’t have to be expensive–have a potluck-that way everyone who goes is contributing

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Honestly I think you’re still aways out from your wedding, I would wait and see if your Maid/Matron of Honor comes through and wants to host one (she didn’t say she wasn’t going to right? you just assumed since she’s busy?) or if someone else wants to throw one for you.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Why would your FI’s family make such an assumption?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m in a similar situation. I live in a different country than my family who I’m not very close to anyways and all of my friends are there as well. My FI’s family is throwing me a shower but I know I won’t have a bachelorette party or a shower with my family.

Its hard to mourn the idea of what you thought your wedding was going to be like. Im really jealous of my friends who have supportive, close knit families. It sounds harsh, but you just kind of have to suck it up and deal with whatever comes your way. It’s not supposed to be about the parties, right?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d let it play out without worrying. SOMEONE will get around to it, but it certainly shouldn’t be you, BRIDEZILLA! : ) I think (and HOPE) a friend will come through.

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