(Closed) if you could only pick one, bachelorette party or bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 46
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Helper bee

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socalgirl1689:  I’d choose a bridal shower because I could share it with more people, including my friends, mom, Future Mother-In-Law, and the grandmas. I don’t care about gifts, but it would be more important for me to have the party that both my close friends and family members could attend. I know that I would have relatives who would feel left out if I had to choose between the two and chose the bachelorette party.

Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Bachelorette Party. I’ve lived with my Fiance for 2 years (3 by the time of the wedding) so we really don’t need anything for the home. I’d rather party with my girlfriends.

Post # 48
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Bridal shower. I know that DH’s relatives would have felt left-out without one, and mine was not centered solely around gifts. The relative who planned my shower has a husband who is a chef, so the food was AMAZING, and it was far more about everyone talking, eating and having a good time than it was about gifts (and we had no silly games at all). I love my bachelorette, too, but it would not have been appropriate for most of my relatives.

Post # 50
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Blushing bee

Bridal Shower. 

A bridal shower serves more purpose than a Bachelorette. It is meant to “shower” the bride with gifts she needs for her new life. Plus, more people can go to it. It’s not just an outing for the bridal party.

Post # 51
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Helper bee

Bachelorette. I typically find showers boring and the idea of opening gifts in front of people sounds like torture–plus we dont need more things. My bachelorette will be a weekend in Napa with my closest girl friends. We rarely get to see each other as we all live far apart so it serves as a reunion too. 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

I haven’t gotten to do any of them yet but if I were to choose between them both it’ll have to be the bridal shower. Its a chance to talk and get to know each other deeply. If we were at the bachelorette party most likely we’ll be at a theme park and going on rides doesn’t give me the fellowship and getting do know each other like how I want to. We’ll most likely be separated and would not bond :(( 

Post # 53
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Bee Keeper

Bridal shower – it’s more inclusive of all generations who want to celebrate.  Plus I personally enjoy them (I know a lot of people don’t).

The typical bachelorette party holds no interest for me at all.  I’d rather have a game night.  In which case see above – that would make a fun bridal shower.

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would have chosen shower because family and friends could come. I wouldn’t want my mom or grandparents at a bachelorette party. Im also just not a big partier so a bachelorette just isn’t that important to me. I only had one out of pressure, we went on a mini boat cruise on a lake and out to lunch. It was fun but had some drama, and probably would have just been better off going without. So for me that’s an easy one, the shower.  

Post # 55
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Shower for sure. I’m not one for partying, so I most likely will not even have a traditional Bachelorette. If I do, we will most likely have a girls night at my house or something like that. 

My aunts are already planning my shower, so I would never deny them the opportunity. It’s also a nice way to get all the ladies together (we have a large family, it doesn’t happen often). 

Post # 56
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Worker bee

Bridal shower. I am not really a party/clubbing person. Even if my hens wasn’t clubbing I prefer parties during the day/afternoon so I can still go to bed early and get my rest 😛

Post # 57
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Bridal shower. You can have a night out with the girls anytime.

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