(Closed) Should I throw her a mini-shower?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it is a great idea, are there other people in town that are going to the wedding? Maybe b/c of the travel expenses on the other guests, you might not want to call it a “shower”. I know with Destination Wedding people/guest can get upset if there are too many events that you have to purchase gifts for. But a little Get Together would be a great idea!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hi there,

I think it is a very nice gesture & so sweet of you!  Here’s my suggestion – just take care not to step on anyone’s toes.  Does she have a bridal party?  If so, I would maybe run the idea past them – you mentioned she might not have a shower at all.  Is this because she doesn’t have a bridal party?  Or could it be that she doesn’t want a shower? 

Once you feel out those issues, go for it.  Perhaps you can make it more informal?  Is she close with the girlfriends in your city?  Or are you by far her closest friend in the area?  If she’s close with the other girls, maybe see if any of them would like to co-host a casual get together with you. Another option would be to throw the couple a co-ed type of shower.  This is especially nice if there are other locals in the same boat as you who will miss the festivities. 

Your friend is lucky to have someone like you who is thinking of her!  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s a great idea. No reason why you couldn’t do a shower and I’m sure she would really appreciate it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m with arizonaI bet she’d love it! And you don’t have to call it a “shower” if you think you’ll be stepping on people’s toes. You can have your own “hooray you’re getting married” party with a bunch of other couples making it less of a traditional “bridal shower” feeling.

I bet you’re not the only ones who can’t afford to go and it’ll give other friends an opportunity to honor the couple too.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hehehe.  πŸ™‚  I think a mini-shower is called a “sprinkle.” 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think its so sweet of you to want to throw a party for her! As a Destination Wedding bride she might be missing out on some of these pre-wedding parties and this is a great way to ensure she both gets a Shower AND that guests from the area unable to make it to the Destination Wedding (or unable to afford to make it) get a chance to celebrate with her!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think an extra shower sounds like a really great idea! How fun would that be πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Aww that’s so sweet! You should definately do it!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Please do it! Nobody threw a shower for me and I have friends who didn’t have on either and we all feel kind of bummed about it. It’s super sweet of you to do it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Ottawa – definitely do it then!  She will be so happy!  And the nice thing is that since it seems like it will just be local friends, you can really have fun with the event theme/style/location.  πŸ™‚  The bride is lucky to have such an awesome friend! 

@Mrs. Spring – a sprinkle! Hahaha!  That’s so fantastic!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@Mrs. Spring – that is adorable!

@Ottowa – Awesome that you’re doing this for her! My SIL’s work friends had a brunch for her outside of work so that they could all spend some time with her and have fun. They all bought her some classy nighties :o) Might be a cute idea if you all wanted to go in together and get her a few nice things for the honeymoon if you know what I mean!

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