- Mrs. Leopard
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2008
And who threw them for you?
And who threw them for you?
One was thrown by my over the top and amazing BMs at Alice’s Tea Cup in NYC. The other was in Alabama with my mom’s friends. Bunch of ladies who have known me from birth…it was a different shower from the first one but still fun!
There was no option for zero, but I opted not to have one. It seemed pointless to me and I felt like it was just an excuse to get more gifts. But we sure did make up for it at the bachlorette party, man all that bullriding did me in. I couldn’t walk for 3 days, so glad we had it the week before the wedding.
@angee524 – Just added an option for zero!
I had the tradtional one with all the girls and then my husband’s work threw us a "man shower" that was a lot of fun!
Ooops. I said one. But I forgot I had two. One from my husband’s work. One from my family.
I had one here in California, hosted by my Maid/Matron of Honor at my parents house, and one in Minnesota, hosted by 4 of Mr. Peng’s aunts. They were both a total blast!
I’m having one thrown by a Bridesmaid or Best Man for my friends and one thrown by a family friend for my mom’s friends 🙂
I’m having one thrown my by sister and aunt and another being thrown by my Future Mother-In-Law. I wasn’t super excited about going to my FMIL’s shower (for various reasons), but it was extremely important to her, so I gave in.
I realize it’s completely unreasonable, but I’m having 7…
One thrown by a good church friend, inviting FMIL’s coworkers and some other church ladies.
One thrown by sis/MOH and aunty for all family, on both sides
One thrown by Bridesmaid or Best Man for friends my age
One thrown by a member of the parents’ Sunday School class for all others in the class
One thrown by BMs/Sorority Sisters for sorority members from college (only a year since I graduated) (lingerie shower)
One thrown by Mom’s best friends (a tea where they always give the bride one gift card)
Last one thrown by my small group–lingerie
Our guest list is huge (400) and people kept coming out of the woodwork telling me they really wanted to throw us a shower. I couldn’t say no! I also told each of them as they asked to host a shower how many I was having. Each encouraged me to have as many as I was offered–that you could never have too many. I’ll let you know how that goes after I have two in one weekend in April…
About half of my bridesmaids live in Chicago, the other half are scattered around the country (I live in Boston). My mom lives in FL, grandparents are in MD & UT, everyone is everywhere, so it was never possible to have a lot of them come to a shower for me.
So my friends and I had a shower/bachelorette weekend in Chicago, and it was a lot of fun- I think that’s all I am going to do, if I did one at home, it’d just be me & my mom, lol!
I had one thrown by my mom’s friends in michigan, where my parents live but I have never lived. Mom’s friends from my hometown and Mother-In-Law friends from her new city (where my husband never lived) also offered and my Maid/Matron of Honor mentioned it at one point – I told all of these last 3 no. I don’t particularly like the whole shower thing, its awkward to have a party that is so much about presents. I only did the first one because I knew it meant a lot to my mom and I am happy I did – her friends are great and I know it made my mom feel good. I felt bad turning down the others (well not the one from my Maid/Matron of Honor, I am sure she was happy!), but I just didn’t feel comfortable with it! The bachelorette, however,I was all about!!
I had two showers, one thrown by my aunts in Indiana and one thrown by now-husband’s sister in Missouri. I almost had a third shower (Jack and Jill or couples) thrown by our friends where we live, but that didn’t pan out.
I had one for all my family and family friends it was hosted by two of my Mom’s good friends. Then I had one at work hosted by my work girls!
So far I haven’t had any, but I will have at least 1. My BM’s are going to throw something together, and I already told them I have no problem helping them plan it. We may do it at my house cuz we have a pool and a nice deck, and we’ll probably make all the food cuz we love to cook. I can’t wait!
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