(Closed) Organising your own bridal shower?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it poor etiquette to organise your own bridal shower?
    Yes, it is poor etiquette. : (31 votes)
    86 %
    No, it is not poor etiquette. : (5 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    127 posts
    Blushing bee

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    smb892009:  In the WB world organizing any wedding party for yourself is wrong!

    Post # 3
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Depends. If you mean, by spa day, just girls hanging out, it sounds fine to invite people to that. If you are having a party where people bring you gifts, which is usually what a shower is, I will warn you that the Bees will not approve at all. 

    Post # 5
    3231 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    smb892009:  if you title it a bridal shower it comes across as gift grabby – and rightfully so. A shower is the only type of event where gifts are truly required. So yes it would be rude to throw your own. But you could plan a bridal luncheon or girls day out. 

    Post # 6
    927 posts
    Busy bee

    I would avoid calling it a shower, and I think it’s okay to organise yourself as long as it’s not a gift-giving party i.e. not a shower. Where I am, you could call it a hens celebration and, as long as you are clear on what the activities will be, no one would think it’s strange. 

    Post # 8
    1039 posts
    Bumble bee

    Bridal shower =gift-giving event, so you shouldn’t host a shower for yourself since you’d be essentially asking guests or gifts for yourself. You could just call it something else, state no gifts please, and make it a luncheon or spa day etc.

    Post # 9
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    smb892009:  I think it’s fine to organize a small get togethr to hang out with close friends and family. But I would think it’s odd to host your own shower where you’re opening gifts. 

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