Post # 1
My 3 bridesmaids are hosting a small tea themed bridal shower for me. I wonder what is the proper etiquette regarding gifs? They threw me a really expensive bachelorette party a few weeks ago, and my bridal shower will be in a few weeks…so I want to do something nice for them.
However, I do not know what is to be expected from me as the bride? I want to do everything right to show appreciation. Will they know it is their hostess gift and not assume its their actual rehearsal gifts?? Anyways, I would like to know how many of you are giving your Shower Hostess’ a gift? How much you will spend on their gift? And what kind of gifts are you giving??
Thanks for your ideas and responses in advance! 😉
Post # 3
When in doubt, consult Emily Post. That’ll give you the traditional right and proper way to do it. I’ve done that many a time and adjusted as I saw fit.
Post # 4
Gosh….I hadn’t even thought about it! Just one more thing added to my to-do list. Ah well, no pressure….right?! lol!
Please post whatever info you find about this as I would like to know also.
I just did a quick search and here’s something I found on The Knot about this topic:
My mother’s good friend hosted my wedding shower, and so my mom says it’s imperative that I send her a thank you gift. I plan to write her a thank-you note but giving a gift seems excessive to me. Is a bride required to give a gift to her wedding shower hostess?
While it is not “required” for the bride to give her shower hostess a gift, she many choose to do so. A nice, hand-written thank-you letter on your personal stationery would be perfectly acceptable, but many brides also choose to show their gratitude with a token of some kind. Something inexpensive yet personal shows that you put some thought into it. Some ideas? A bouquet of her favorite flowers, a homemade plate of her favorite cookies, a nice framed photograph from the shower, or an embroidered handkerchief with her initials.