Post # 1
I have never been to a bridal shower before. My friend and her longtime girlfriend are tying the knot next month and their bridal shower is in two weeks. What kind of gifts do you bring to these (no registry)? What actually goes on at a shower? What are you supposed to wear? I don’t know what I am doing lol
Post # 3
Definitely bring a gift! Your invitation should have had her registry info. If not, do you know her wedding website? It is likely on there. If you can’t find either, I would select some neutral housewares you think she would like.
In terms of what to wear, it really depends on the location of the shower. Is it at someone’s home, a country club, a restaurant? If its at someone’s home I’d say you’d be fine in a nice pair of pants and a blouse. If its at a club or restauarant, I’d wear a dress. Nothing too fancy but should be nicer than a beach dress. It’s always better to be over dressed than under dress.
Regarding games, that varies from shower to shower. I have been to showers were there were lots of games and we won prizes. I went to another shower where all we did was eat and watch the bride open gifts for 3 hours. Usually if there are games planned they’re pretty low key (aren’t going to require you running around) usually something like bingo, answering questions about the bride, etc.
Post # 4
I wear work casual clothes to showers. You can get them things for their home, etc. Or a gift card/money if they haven’t registered anywhere.
You usually play games and eat lunch. Then you play more games and watch them open presents. Then you play more games and get dessert.
I always end up at showers that have a bunch of games.
Post # 5
Showers vary a lot by location, but I can tell you about the showers I’ve been to. You should definitely bring a gift to open (as opposed to a check or gift card), and if they don’t haev a registry, you should still bring something home-related, like a vase, bowl, pillow, towels, whatever. There are sometimes games at showers, and there is always gift-opening and food. I’ve always worn something a little nice like a nice sundress and cute shoes to bridal showers.
Post # 6
I would wear something nice/dressy (a summer dress, a skirt/top. nice slacks/shirt type thing). This of it as a nice dinner party type thing. Most showers I’ve been to the ladies were nicely dressed up – but, often, some come casually.
Does the bride have a registry for the wedding? You can also call the host and find out. If she really isn’t registered anywhere, I would give a gift card for a local store that she can buy things for the home or even a date night gift certificate would be a great idea… or if you know the bride well – something you know she’d enjoy that is for the two of them or ‘bride/wedding’ related.
As for agenda: show up, socialize, meet everyone there, talk to the bride, eat, play games, eat cake, watch bride open all the presents….. (that’s the typical agenda!)
ETA: I just realized that both wiill be there are the shower! In that case, I’d definitely lean towards doing a ‘joint’ gift – either if you think they’d like something for their home or something they could do together – like a couples massage to relax before the big day, etc.
Post # 7
Ugh…. I hope they don’t have games.
Post # 8
@6598731ssfse3: Oh come on! There’s nothing better than filling out questionnaires about the bride. . . or rooting around in your purse for scavenger hunt items. . or playing gift BINGO!!!!
Did she open up bowls? Do they count as mixing bowls? Are they serving bowls? Do you think I can mark off the square????