(Closed) Shower hostess gift question

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@AshleyR83:  Hmmm…that’s interesting.

To be honest, I would send a hostess present to the hostess (your MOH) either before the shower or after.  

I think thanking your BM’s for paying for their lunches might be weird (I just have an image of “Thanks for paying for your lunch” in a card).  Are they doing anything else to help out your Maid/Matron of Honor the day of (games, decorating, setup)?  If not, I don’t know if I would send them a separate thank you…just one for any gifts they give you.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was interested to see the responses to this, because I didn’t give my Maid/Matron of Honor or bridesmaids a gift for throwing the shower.  I thought that all kind of got wrapped up in their (very generous) bridesmaids gifts that I gave at the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I gave my Maid/Matron of Honor a gift the day of the shower but after everyone else left.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@AshleyR83:  I’d do it before or after so it isn’t awkward in front of the other girls or guests.  

You definitely don’t have to get anyone a gift for hosting your shower, although I would write a thank you note.  I did give a gift (a thank you card and a nice bottle of wine) because my friend hosted my shower.  I didn’t have a formal bridal party.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I gave my MOH/sister a gift for hosting my shower this past weekend. I gave it to her when I was done opening all my gifts, as some people were leaving- so no one was really watching.

I wrote on the card “From my shower to yours…” and gave her bath salts, body wash, a candle, magazine, and a loufa thing.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that a gift for the hostess is a really nice thing to do–you can do it either before or after (or during, alhtough I’ve never seen that, personally), but in lieu of presenting her with the actual gift, a shout-out during the shower is sweet, a la “Before I start opening these presents, I’d like to say a big thank you to Maid/Matron of Honor for making this such a special day, blah blah blah…”

I don’t think that you necessarily need to give anything to your BMs.

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