(Closed) Is it a bridal shower or a couple’s shower if my fiancé is there?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is very common in many cultures and they still call it a “shower”, I think if you call it a “couples shower” then many of the ladies might get confused and bring their SOs.

Post # 4
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We called mine a bridal shower and my fiance was there as the camera guy. He was the only guy there but since half the people were his family/friends he didn’t mind and it was important to me that he be there to open presents since they were his too!

Post # 5
241 posts
Helper bee

A couple shower to me is when everyone is invited with their SO. It is common in my circle of friends for the Fiance, dad, maybe a brother or a friend of Fiance to come but not for the entire shower. They usually drop the bride off and come back for the last hour.

Post # 6
441 posts
Helper bee

Could you just call it a wedding shower? My Mother-In-Law and SIL threw us a shower, and my Fiance came. His dad, brother, uncle, and several male family friends were there as well. It was more of an engagement party than a wedding shower technically, but still really great. I don’t remember what they called it on the invitations though…

Post # 8
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was just at a shower where it was just women for lunch and the bride’s father brought the fiance after the meal so the couple could open the gifts together. I am pretty sure they were the only men there. I thought it was really nice, that’s how I think I’d like to do mine. You get to have that quality time with the women, but the couple can share in the excitement of opening the gifts they will use for their life together.

I’m pretty sure they just called it a “shower” or maybe “wedding shower” on the invites, but it definitely wasn’t a couple’s shower because guests’ SOs were for the most part not present.

Post # 10
3981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It is still a wedding shower. Mr. Hedgie will probably be at ours. (well, that is if he feels like providing my father with some company!)

Post # 11
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It is fine to call it a bridal shower.  Actually, we had no guys are my shower.  My Dad was at a wedding (one of the ruses my mom used to keep it a surprise!) and as soon as FI-at-the-time dropped me off, he and my brother left for some guy bonding at a nearby pub.

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