(Closed) Should I have a bridal shower or not?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You definitely don’t have to have one, but I would let your sister decide if it’s too stressful to host one.  Do you have any aunts or a godmother that could help her?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Do you have a lot of female friends and family in the area? Your bridal party doesn’t HAVE to be there. I think they are supposed to be, but they don’t have to be.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If I can plan a bridal shower for a friend 8 hours away and still host it I think that you should go ahead with a shower. It isn’t hard to plan if your bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor can email each other and make plans on who is doing what.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

If someone has graciously offered to throw you a shower, let them and enjoy the company that can make it. 🙂 It will still be fun even if some ladies aren’t able to be there!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Future_Mrs_Naugle:  As long as you’re ok with their not being there, and they are ok with not being there, I say go for it. A bridal shower is a pretty major tradition, and I know I would always feel regret if I didn’t have one.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I co-planned for my sister with my mom and my aunts. I’m 6 hours away from the shower and bussed it down there. One aunt lives in FL. Email is your best friend.

When it comes time for it we’ll probably have two. One our Chicago friends and damily and one for our local. Which makes me feel really greedy. But its really not like that at all.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Future_Mrs_Naugle:  I don’t think you NEED one if you don’t want to stress anyone out but I think the bridal shower is sort of the opportunity to celebrate with the ladies in your life in a mild, sweet way…

I always think of the bridal shower as the “bachelorette party for the tame” aka wedding related fun & games with my mom, grama, church ladies, young cousins, etc!

Don’t have one if you don’t want to  but I love the ladies in my fam and I wouldn’t think twice about throwing a celebration to party and just be silly girls… ALSO, I don’t think those BMs would mind missing it and it would be easy to excuse them because of the distance so don’t worry about that.

 

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