Post # 1
Hey ladies! I’ve been kind of bummed because I won’t be having a bridal shower. I just came back from college 1200 miles away and my friends have all kind of dispersed. Only 4 out of 6 of my BMs would be able to make it, and I have pretty much no family in this area, so it just didn’t seem to make sense. It’s a little sad to be missing out on this tradition. Anybody else skipping it? Tell me I’m not alone!
Post # 3
Me too! I only have two girls in my bridal party and I didn’t want anyone to be saddled with the costs on their own. Also got really stressed out trying to manage time with studying, and my friends are scattered all over the country as well. 🙁
Post # 4
We actually don’t do them here at all. Are you having a bachelorette do?
Post # 5
No shower for me! And I chose it that way! I am not a fan of showers, personally…
Everyone is mad at me for politely declining their offers but I truly hate showers!
Post # 6
No shower for me. I dont want one. It just seems like an unnecessary cost for people who are already spending a lot on your wedding. All of these people will be buying you wedding gifts and the BM’s will be buying dresses, shoes, hair etc. I would feel uncomfortable asking people to buy me more stuff.
And can anybody answer my ignorant question, but what is a Bridal Shower for? What is the purpose?
Post # 7
Well I’m certainly glad I’m not alone! We are doing a bachelorette party, and I’m really looking forward to that 🙂
Honestly, I’m not 100% on the purpose of a bridal shower, but as I see it, it’s a more intimate event for girlfriends and female family members to have a good time and extend the celebrations.
Actually, I just looked up on Wikipedia (though that may not be the MOST reliable source) that “the history of the custom is rooted not necessarily for the provision of goods for the upcoming matrimonial home, but to provide goods and financial assistance to ensure the wedding may take place.” Interesting how things evolve the way they do…
Post # 8
Thanks! I never was sure of the tradition behind bridal showers.
Post # 9
I didn’t have any of the normal pre stuff because my friends were living far away from me.
Post # 10
I won’t be having a shower or a bachelorette party because my entire bridal party and family are all 7 1/2 hours away. His family could give me one, but it’s not the same. I need someone there and it’s just impossible to pull off.
Post # 11
I don’t really want one. I just don’t like being in front of people unless everyone has had a few. Just saying. And, only one person in my Bridal Party is in the state!
Post # 12
We skipped the bridal shower too, but it’s not really a tradition in my family. I don’t miss it. I am having a bachelorette party and am pretty excited about that though!
Post # 13
No shower or bachelorette for me either. I only have one person in my bridal party. But I’ll probably go out with some of my girlfriends the night before the wedding for some casual drinks and things.
Post # 14
Maybe it’s not quite as common anymore as I thought! I know it’s still pretty big in the south, but I don’t have a big, southern family like a lot down here seem to 🙂
Post # 15
No shower here either. All of the family and friends are from out of state. Thought it would be fun and I am kind of bummed.
Post # 16
I’m not having one, and I have to say, it kinda bums me out. I just had a fun bachelorette weekend in Miami with my girls, so I know I should be really happy with that. Just a little part of me feels sad that no one thought to plan a shower for me… now it’s too late because I literally have no more free weekend days until the wedding.