(Closed) What is normal for British weddings?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Some do, but most just have a hen! 

Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never been to a shower, only hen do’s. 

i’ve never really thought of them as a British thing tbh, it’s more of an American influence. 


Post # 6
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

All of the British weddings that I know of have had rehearsals (but not necessarily the reheasal dinner) and have not had a shower.

Post # 8
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Most couples getting married in church will have a rehearsal. However, this isn’t usually followed by a rehearsal dinner of the sort commonplace in the US. I’ve been to family weddings which have involved us getting together for dinner the night before but these weren’t rehearsal dinners, just informal gatherings of out of town relatives.

Also, we don’t have bridal showers. 

Post # 9
5064 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

For my first wedding I had a bridal shower, hen party and rehearsal dinner. However, this time round I’m having 2 hen parties. – one with my friends and with my mum. It’s gonna be amaze-balls!!!!! I’m so excited because my cheif bm is organising it already…it’s a year and a half away, bless her she’s so excited. 

Post # 10
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely no shower. All church weddings I’ve been involved with have had a rehearsal followed by an informal dinner (one was at Pizza Express, I did a big spag bol at my parents’ house). Civil weddings I’ve been bridesmaid at had no rehearsal and again an informal dinner the night before not described as a rehearsal dinner.

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