(Closed) Some Showers Today Are Absurd

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1645 posts
Bumble bee

What DOES it include? And for how many people? It kinda sounds like a rip-off. If you can’t afford something you can’t afford it. She has three kids. Priorities.

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011


In some circles, I am sure that is just a drop in the bucket, but for me, it would be way to much to spend. My girls are taking me out for dinner, drinks, and maybe some dancing. I am sure it won’t cost near as much as your friends. I just think that is way to much to ask.

Post # 5
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That is a bit crazy! Uhm, No thanks!!!

Post # 6
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That is simply beyond the pale. I don’t know how people think it’s acceptable to demand that from a bridesmaid. Hell, I think it’s rude to demand ANY kind of shower, much less one that costs hundreds per bridesmaid. That’s crazycakes right there.

Post # 7
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

WOW! That’s craziness. What kind of brunch is THAT going to be? Will there be gold speckles in the mimosas?

Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Im already stressed about having my girls pay for dresses and the normal wedding expenses…i cant imagine asking or being asked to spend that much. that is absolutely ridiculous.

Post # 9
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Seriously. Some people think they need showers and weddings that could be taking place at Versailles.

Post # 10
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Um, my rehearsal dinner at a swanky sushi restaurant in the most expensive neighborhood in San Diego – WITH OPEN BAR – cost $2500 for 36 people. There is no way a brunch should be costing the same amount without drinks included. I’d have to back out if I were her, if only because I think it’s out of control.

(Oh, and my shower was a dessert extravaganza at a fancy dessert place in Boston with my 7 closest friends that set my SIL back a whopping $175….total. That’s much easier to stomach for me!)

Post # 11
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

That’s insane!! 

My mom and Mother-In-Law graciously picked up the entire tab for the bridal shower (the maids did the bachelorette) – but it was only a luncheon at my MIL’s house. Sandwiches, potato salad, and jello shots kind of thing. 

I hope that bride is planning a super elaborate wedding – can you imagine your shower being fancier than the wedding? Eesh.

Post # 12
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

IMO this is so ridiculous to spend that much money on. I would think there are more important things people and myself could spend that money on. And for someone to actually think people have that kind of money to just throw around is so self centered and spoiled.


What happened to just getting together with close friends and family to have a fun shower? I mean Jesus I am not in my 30se so its not like I have been going to showers for that long but within the past 10 years I have noticed a change in how these kind of events are planned.



Post # 13
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What happened to the day of showers at someones house with food drinks and lame games? Personally I don’t even want a shower I find them completely pointless

Post # 15
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m organizing my friend’s shower, and I always thought they were just held in someone’s home with cutesy decorations and sandwiches. After I offered to host it, her Maid/Matron of Honor told me they have an absolutely huge family so the guestlist will be large and then she asked me where I was holding it. I’m thinking it’s going to be a lot more expensive than I was planning, too :(.

But what your Future Sister-In-Law is up against is just absurd!

Post # 16
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Safe to say I wouldn’t be attending that shower. So expensive!

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