(Closed) Prizes at a wedding shower?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it is nice.  You can just do little things, like a $5 gift card, or little candies.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom hosted my sister’s wedding shower and she gave out fashion jewelry as prizes. I’m sure they cost no more than $3-7 each item and were really cute (from Kohls, I’m sure on sale and with a coupon). The women did have to win a game to get a prize, but there were enough prizes so everyone would get one (the shower only had 10 people, and the women who won more than once opted to gave the prize to a woman who didn’t win)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

All the showers I’ve been to, if there ARE prizes, it’s customary to gift that prize to honoree. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I once got lotion as a gift.  Another time I got a Yankee Candle.  My bridesmaids prepared little gift sets with chocolate and a mini bottle of champagne for mine.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a pro at shower games! It’s the running joke in my family that I always win and yes there is always a prize. It’s little things though usually like candles, a mug, $5 Starbucks card, candy, etc.

EDIT: Another option is to not play games 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

To tell you the truth, I’m not planning on doing many at the bridal shower I’m hosting for a friend. None of her other BMs are planning on pitching in, and I don’t have a ton of money and her guest list is about double what I thought it would be (gulp!). I’m planning on spending most of my money on food and I’ll make the decorations myself. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m certainly not a shower pro (only been to 3) but all of them had prizes for the winners of the games.  Prizes ranged from lip balm to a gift basket from Bath & Body Works.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@missrobots:  This is how I’ve seen it done as well.  The prizes are actually small, inexpensive items off the honoree’s registry and at the end of the shower, anyone who won a prize, turns it over to the honoree.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How about a cheap bottle of wine?

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