(Closed) What does the bride do during the shower?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Open presents and talk to people.

Post # 4
Member
624 posts
Busy bee

Huh, I played the games.  I didn’t know the bride wasn’t supposed to.  I didn’t help set up but I did help clean up.  I also talked to people and opened presents.

Post # 5
Member
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I arrived at my shower as a guest.  The only game we did was bingo with the presents so I obviously didn’t play.  I pretty much just ate, visited with people, and opened presents.

Post # 6
Member
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going with “smile, look pretty, open presents and ooh and aah over everything.”

But if there’s games, I’m totally playing – otherwise I’d be bored. I’m hoping there’s wine. Lots of wine.

Post # 8
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that the bride should be involved in most games.  I understand if you don’t win the prizes though.

Post # 9
Member
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just chatted and ate and played the games.  And then opened presents for the last hour or so.  It flew by…I definitely wasn’t bored!

Post # 10
Member
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Your job is basically to show up, be pretty, and gush over all the gifts.  Pretty easy stuff!  🙂

Post # 11
Member
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Definitely get in on the games!! Don’t take home the prizes, obviously, but enjoy yourself! Eat, drink, look pretty & gush over all the new swag you just got from your friends & family!

Post # 12
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Haha, I agree with Candy_Nee!

Post # 13
Member
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the point your Maid/Matron of Honor is trying to make is that she doesn’t want you to worry about any of the logistics.  And honestly you are a guest – the GUEST of HONOR.  Which means you don’t do any set-up, etc.  You show up like everyone else lol.  With the game thing, the bride is usually the one who picks the winners (you don’t play because the normal guests are the ones to get prizes, not you since you’re getting presents lol).  Hope this helps and have fun t your shower!

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