(Closed) Is there any particular bridal shower etiquette… as the bride??

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1913 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

MrsRevolutionize:  You might want to consider getting the hostesses (your mom and aunt) a small gift to thank them for hosting.

Post # 4
1913 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

MrsRevolutionize:  You’re welcome 🙂 My aunt is hosting my shower and I’m just going to get her a card and her favorite kind of wine.

Post # 5
9011 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

mingle with all your guests.  whoever is hosting should really lead the events.

mine started with eating lunch.  i went from table to table to say hello to all guests.  Maid/Matron of Honor lead 2 games.  then i opened gifts.  afterwards, we mingled some more then i helped clean up and carried all the gifts to the car.


Post # 6
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MrsRevolutionize:  I had mine a week or two ago! I had my Maid/Matron of Honor write down who got me what and my Future Sister-In-Law jumped in to hand me gifts because no one had thought of that and Kitchen Aide Mixers are freakin’ heavy.

The one awkward thing I wasn’t sure what to do was reading the cards out loud… many were very sweet and personal and no one seemed like they were listening. I speed read them. I still have no idea what I was supposed to do! Just wanted to give you a headsup on that part.

Post # 7
8442 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

MrsRevolutionize:  I have no idea, but I’m tagging this because I have a baby shower in a few weeks lol.

Post # 8
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

MrsRevolutionize:  I agree with PPs – giving a small hostess gift is always nice! My mom threw my sister’s shower and she is throwing mine as well; my sister sent her flowers and I’m doing Edible Arrangements and a card.

I also agree on the mingling with guests. Relax, enjoy, and be gracious – everyone wants to spend time with you! If someone is helping you write down the names of people who gave gifts, you might have to say the name so they know (I didn’t know all of my sister’s friends, for example), but that should be it. 

Post # 9
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

When you’re opening your gifts (assuming they’re off the registry), try to be as thankful as possible, and not so “oh, you got me my mixer” or whatever. You know what you registered for, but should still be surprised/thankful that people bought it for you.

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