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

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

NJ/NYC: My Maid/Matron of Honor threw mine (it was just this past Saturday).

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mid-Atlantic (DC/MD/VA area) and my Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man threw my shower.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Pittsburgh – it was a joint effort between my mom, my fiance’s mom, my sister-in-law, and bridesmaids. My mom booked the location but we all worked on the planning and I know they helped my mom with the costs too. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m in the South (NC).  My aunt threw me a “family” shower, and a couple of my friends threw me another shower.  

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m in MA, and my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor are putting it all together behind my back! I hate not knowing what’s going on but I think it’ll be fun 🙂

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m from Boston and had 2 showers.

The first was thrown by FMIL’s best friend for his side of the family and their family friends (they live 2 hours from Boston, and most of FI’s family lives 4+ hours away).

The second was hosted by my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor (my older sister), though my mom did most of the “work,” as my sister isn’t really a planner.

I know that in some areas it’s considered bad taste to have the MOB host, but literally every bridal shower I’ve ever been to has been hosted by MOB, so I think it’s more normal in this area; at least in my family/social circle.

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m from the Midwest, and I live in PA. My mom offered to throw me a bridal shower, but the only time I’ll be home between now and the wedding is during my cousin’s wedding, so it would be too conflicting.  Thus, no bridal shower for me.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My aunt really wanted to throw me a bridal shower, but right now her health isn’t the best so my mom is helping her throw it. At first I was hestitant because I thought my bridesmaid were “supposed” to do it, but in the end I think it works out because it saves them a little bit of money and headache (especially since we all a few hours away from each other). My fiance’s mom and aunts are throwing us a “couple’s shower” for his side of the family and friends, it’s going to be a little more relaxed and won’t be “women-only”.

Oh, and I’m in the mid-Michigan area 🙂

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m from the Midwest (Michigan/Ohio). My mom and my Mother-In-Law each threw me a shower, with help from my grandma and my SIL, respectively.

Post # 27
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Vancouver BC, Canada. It’s still considered poor form here for the MOB to host a shower for her own daughter. It’s rather odd, really when it is perfectly acceptable for the Future Mother-In-Law to host a shower and her son will benefit equally from the gifts.

My showers were hosted by Future Mother-In-Law, work colleagues, MOB’s friends and neighbours.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not sure what the norm around here is, but I’m from Manitoba, and my Future Mother-In-Law is throwing my shower, and my mom and grandma are throwing a small second shower in the small town I grew up in.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Wine & Roses Country Estate

I’m from Washington State, and my Maid/Matron of Honor was going to host my bridal shower, but my family seemed un-interested, so we aren’t having one.

Post # 30
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Honey bee

Mrsjax213:  from Ohio but live in Maryland (wedding is in Maryland) 

My mom will be hosting and MOH/BMs will be co-hosting. My mom will be paying for most of it I’m sure, but MOH/BMs will also be contributing. 

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