(Closed) What type of parties/showers did you have (or do you plan to have)?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What type of parties/showers did you have (or do you plan to have)?
    Engagement party : (8 votes)
    11 %
    Bridal shower : (24 votes)
    34 %
    Couple's shower : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Bachelorette party : (26 votes)
    37 %
    Other (please specify) : (0 votes)
    No parties/showers for me : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We didn’t do an engagement party either.  We did have several showers (family/friends spread across the state) and he had a night out with his groomsmen (they went to Logans and Meijer – exciting lol) but other than that, we didn’t feel a need to have anything else!

    Post # 4
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    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Congrats on your engagement! I did not have an engagement party. I just had a bridal shower (two actually, one here and one back home, which is about 200 miles away). I’m thinking of throwing my friend a jack and jill party, but otherwise I don’t think it’s necessary if you don’t want to! I agree it sounds like it would be a little tough for everyone involved.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    To be honest, until I came on here, I didn’t know people still did bridal showers (other than on TV)! I’m not a party sort of person, and I don’t see the point in making a big deal out of a wedding and throwing 3-4 separate parties for it. I voted for “None” but there’s a good chance I’ll get dragged into some kind of hens party (hopefully just a junk food and movies kind of party)

    Post # 6
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    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had an engagement party (2 actually) and family who has never been out to see our home in Seattle flew up…and we were able to host our Seattle friends as well.  The second e-party was thrown by my family in Idaho and we traveled there.

    Other than that we’re not doing any parties and definitely NO showers. 

    I’m offering my bridesmaids a spa day at the Inn in CA the day before the wedding.  It’s up to them if they can add a day to their trip.  While we do this the guys (who are all local in CA) will do a hike nearby.  Afterward we’ll all meetup for drinks.

    We are hosting a rehearsal dinner at the inn the day before the wedding also.  All of our guests who are traveling from out of state are being lodged at the Inn on us.

    Post # 7
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a rehearsal dinner and a bridesmaid’s sleepover the night before the wedding. 

    I’ve never been to or even really heard of anybody i know having an engagement party, and I think if you don’t want/need any home stuff there’s not much reason to have a bridal shower.  I went to two that just requested cash and I found that a little annoying.

    But, I highly recommend spending some down time with your bridal party at least.  We went to bed early, but hanging out in matching pjs with my girls the night before was lots of fun.  Not sure how much your male Maid/Matron of Honor would like that though… but maybe you can get drinks after the rehearsal dinner or something.

    Post # 8
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’d rather just not have any, but I think we’ll end up doing a joint bachelor/ette party at least

    Post # 9
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    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No one has asked anything about us besides the bachelor/bachelorette party. That’s all we are having

    Post # 10
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We tried to have a bach party but it didn’t work out so we ended up not having any parties. I didn’t see the point in extra parties and since I’m the only one who ever plans these things it would have been more work for me and more money than I cared to spend. Isn’t the reception the party for the wedding anyway? We had our reception and then we had a honeymoon which was more than enough to celebrate for us. hehe

    Post # 12
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @angelinthesnowxo:  I really don’t plan on having any. My SO and I are totally not party people. I have close friends who also aren’t party types.

    It’s possible that someone will throw a little something for me/us but I kinda doubt it. We’re eloping so it’s not like I’ll have a ton of bridesmaids (or any for that matter) to plan a bachelorette.

    I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all to be honest!

    Post # 13
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m never heard of anyone doing an engagement party here. I want to do a bachelorette but I have a bunch of guy friends too so it might not be very traditional all-girls. A shower… Meh. Sure if someone else plans one!

    Post # 14
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    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    By “couples shower” do you mean “wedding shower”?

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