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

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should a bridal shower be a surprise or NOT?
    Yes, it shold be a surprise : (2 votes)
    6 %
    No, the bride to be needs to be prepared for her party : (20 votes)
    63 %
    Does not matter, both are good : (10 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t live near home so I knew when my shower was and was able to be ready for it but it was nice that I didn’t know where it was or who was going to be there or what the plan for the day was going to be – I loved it and it was such a nice day.

    Either way it is a wonderful way to spend time with your friends and family.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    It’s not a surprise if you know about it and they’re discussing anything with you. Most brides are fully aware of their showers and they are not surprises.

    Post # 5
    Member
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I told my Maid/Matron of Honor to at least let me know what month it will be in and maybe the week too..lol. Just so that I wont plan anything around that time and that I can also look good for my own party! I love surprises but not when there will be alot of people there waiting for me and im in my pj’s or something, at least it will all be women if anything, haha

    Post # 7
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I definitely wouldn’t want it to be a surprise! I’m really looking forward to finding cute clothes to wear, and picking out gifts for the hostesses, etc. I vote no surprise!

    Post # 8
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    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wouldnt want it to be a surprise – especially since I tend to plan things in advance. What if I wouldve made plans the day of my shower?  Plus I bought a dress for my shower and wanted to wear it, Id be sad if I showed up somewhere in jeans.

    by the way, I moved this to Parties for you 🙂

    Post # 9
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

    My girls asked me to meet up with them last weekend, so we could discuss my bridal party.  They wanted to make sure I was free that day (good thing, as I’d be out of town on the original date they chose!) and run some game/theme ideas by me to make sure it was stuff I’d enjoy.  It was sweet–I’m glad I know a little about what’s going on so I can plan ahead.  They’ll be meeting and emailing without me to plan the rest!

    Post # 10
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted no I’m the type that likes to make schedules and stuff like that. 

    On the other hand, MOB thinks it should be a surprise, but she’s kinda old fashioned.

    I want a bridal shower. If it’s a surprise how do I know I’m getting one or not? At this point it looks like MOB is going to host it. She doesn’t really get along with my Maid/Matron of Honor so I don’t even know for sure what to do.

    Post # 11
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i wouldn’t want it to be a surprise, especially because you’re worried about looking nice for it. i wouldn’t want my guests to have to wait for me to go home and change and make myself up. we tried to surprise my friend for her shower. she ended up having a test on that day, and we were doing everything to try to get her to reschedule it, which definitely clued her in that it was her shower day! i think it’s just easier to know.

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