(Closed) What area are you from, and who is throwing (or did throw) your bridal shower?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am in the midwest (KS/MO area) and my mom threw my bridal shower also. I should add she was my Maid/Matron of Honor. I know around here the Maid/Matron of Honor usually throws the shower. 

Post # 3
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)

Mrsjax213:  I am from the Midwest, grew up in Chicago, but my FH and I live in Wisconsin now.  My Maid/Matron of Honor, BM’s and Mom are throwing my shower.  My mom really wanted to be a part of it and she has known my Maid/Matron of Honor for 18 years so they felt really comfortable workig together.

Post # 4
1338 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My husband’s aunt and cousin (mother daughter team) threw a shower on their side for about 10 of us.  My BM’s and my mom put together one on my side for about 15 of us.  Midwest.  

Post # 5
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m from the upper midwest (ND), and I had two showers.

One was put on by my sister (MOH), where we had my friends and the females from our side of the family invited.

The other was put on by my DH’s aunts and female cousins, and those invited were other female family members plus female family friends.

Post # 6
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

I’m from the US (California) and my cousin is throwing my shower. I know my Maid/Matron of Honor was expecting to plan it, but my cousin was so excited and jumped on it right away that my Maid/Matron of Honor has since been relieved of that duty. I suspect she and my other bridesmaids will likely still help, but I know my cousin is the one behind it all.

Post # 7
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Poulsbo, WA

I live in Oregon but my family lives near Seattle. My aunt is hosting my shower, along with my bridesmaid (my cousin, her daughter) and my Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister). So it’s a family deal.

Post # 9
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Mrsjax213:  I’m in Eastern Canada. My bridesmaids threw the shower completely. Myself, my mom and my Mother-In-Law provided names for invites. Around here its the norm for the bridal party to throw the shower.

Post # 10
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

I’m from the northeast US (tri-state area) and my mom and my Mother-In-Law both threw me showers. My BM’s helped write down gifts and took care of the games. 

Post # 11
992 posts
Busy bee

Mrsjax213:  Another midwest bee here. I’m NOT doing a shower (largely due to the fact that everyone we know is having to travel to the wedding, so it doesn’t feel right asking them to travel a second time just to buy us stuff), however…

Future Mother-In-Law offered to throw one. Also, every wedding I’ve heard of in my area, the shower is thrown by the Maid/Matron of Honor and/or Bridesmaid or Best Man, so I’d say that is typical.

It’s probably a purely regional thing, but around here, the mother of the bride doesn’t traditionally throw the shower. People get opinionated about it, but whatever…I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

Post # 12
49 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m from Ontario, Canada and my mother-in-law and bridesmaids are throwing my shower. Where I’m from its usually the bridal party that throws it; I’ve never seen it hosted by the Bride’s mother but maybe its just a regional thing.

Post # 14
5364 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m in Georgia and the lady that’s like my mom will probably throw it, along with my bff. I’ve lost my mom and we’re not having a bridal party. 

Post # 15
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m in the south, but in DH’s hometown. My family and long time friends live quite a ways away. Some of the ladies from his family’s church threw a shower for me, which was very unexpected and made me feel super special. some colleagues at work also put together a shower for me there. I couldn’t believe it, i had just planned on not having a shower since my family is so far away. But i guess that southern hospitality is a real thing! It really made me feel like people were cheering our marriage on and I am super grateful. 

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