(Closed) MOB hijacked the bridal shower!

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@NikkiKillpretty:  Did you TELL the bride you were planning a shower? I know it’s traditional for the Maid/Matron of Honor to do it, but I’ve noticed a lot more instances of family hosting them lately. Maybe she just didn’t know anyone was planning one and went forward on it. 

Post # 4
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NikkiKillpretty:  Did you tell anyone you were planning anything? I have been Maid/Matron of Honor three times and have never been the main hostess for a shower because the MOB or aunts wanted to do it and I felt that it probably meant more to them. I don’t think that she had doubts about you hosting it- if anything she probably thought she was being nice.

Honestly, I would just be happy that you’re off the hook. I would just reach out to her mom and ask what you can do to help.

Post # 5
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My aunt and cousins are planning my shower. The bridesmaids didn’t have any solid plans and my aunt offered so I said sure. I think you’re off the hook and don’t need to plan another one. Just plan the bachelorette and be happy you have less planning!

Post # 6
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d just roll your enthusiasm into the bachelorette party!

Post # 7
50 posts
Worker bee

If you want to still plan something, why not plan a bridesmaids’ luncheon? You don’t have to book a venue for it, just make a reservation for brunch at a cute restaurant. Make it informal and/or casual, and invite just the bridesmaids and the bride. Plan it ahead of time so the other bms can make it. And wedding talk is fair game! And then just have the bms split the bride’s bill or something. The bride will appreciate the gesture, and I’m sure she’d appreciate some friend time to vent/talk about the wedding with her best girlfriends. And it will give the bridesmaids an opportunity to get to know each other (if they don’t already). 

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