(Closed) who normally plans the bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I think it’s supposed to be the bridal party, but around here, the mother of the bride always plans it.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The bridal party & the mother of the bride. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I always thought it was the mother of the bride or another female relative? My FSMIL is throwing me one and then I’m sure my grandma/aunts/FMIL will throw one, too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer.. it’s whoever wants to do it I suppose. In my case, my mom & my sister are planning it together.. although I’m sure mom will be the financial aspect of it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think of it as the responsibility of the bridal party, unless the mother of the bride or Future Mother-In-Law wants to plan it instead.  Or an aunt or something.  But defaults to the bridesmaids.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It depends on each situation – my mom amd moh planned one – my mom and bridesmaid sis planned another – but I was involved in planing and helping with both 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

When I got engaged my grandmother told me she wanted to throw my bridal shower but because of health issues she wasn’t able to. In the end, one of my bridesmaids did it. I think anyone can as long as its not the bride herself. My friend had her sister and sisters in law throw hers, another friend had her mom and sister throw it. However I would say traditionally it should default to the bridal party, but they certainly don’t have to. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mom and my sister (MOH) are planning mine 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think it’s supposed to be a female who is not in your immediate family. So this could be your bridal party, an aunt, a long-time family friend, etc. But I think it’s becoming increasingly common to have Moms of the Bride help host too.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think according to ye olde etiquette it isn’t supposed to be an immediate family member (such as mom), but I still see it quite frequently. I think it’s supposed to be the bridesmaids and/or a female relative or friend who throws it.

My mom, Mother-In-Law, and a family friend hosted mine since I only had a MoH standing up and she lived out of state and couldn’t make it.

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