Post # 1
Hi ladies! My bridal shower (traditional, all-female deal) is this weekend. I am oddly nervous. Does anyone have any advice or experiences to share? I would really appreciate hearing from ladies who have been there about what to expect…
(Obviously, I have been to showers before and always had a good time, but it feels different when I am going to be the center of attention.)
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club
I just had my first last weekend! I wrote a post on it today. I was super nervous about being the center of attention, but it ended up being really fun. I dont know if people could tell I was nervous, but when we opened gifts people joked around a bit, so I stopped feeling so stressed and laughed and that was the shower on my fi’s side. I think it should be easier if you know everyone! I was super stressed and had a lot of fun. I’m sure it will be the same for you!
Post # 5
I was really nervous about mine… almost dreading it. But it was a lot better than I’d thought it’d be! We didn’t do games (my family’s not the shenanigans type) so everyone just ate and chatted and then we did gifts and chatted some more and then we left.
1) I had a lot of cash gifts so alternated between gift and card so people wouldn’t get bored with me opening envelope after envelope.
2)If you don’t have someone making a list of who gave what (I didn’t) just make sure to keep the tag or card with each gift. I’d suggest making a list though because there’s less of a chance you will put something in storage until after the wedding and forget about it, or maybe start using it right away and not keep the card with it. It jsut makes it easier for the thank you notes.
3)Have your Maid/Matron of Honor or a friend or mom sit up there with you. You won’t feel so singled out, she can help you with heavy boxes, keep track of who gives what, and keep everything flowing by pre-opening envelopes (I loved this!)
4)If you don’t know everyone who will be there dig up the dirt on them from a family member who does. It’s always ncie to have a non-wedding topic to talk about with people (“So mom tells you just bought a new house/ are a great cook/ blah blah)