(Closed) Who normally throws a bride a bridal shower?

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Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@morgyporgy:  Here’s what the Knot says about bridal shower hosting:

Q: Who is expected to throw my bridal shower? I was hoping it could be at my mom’s house.

A: It’s long been customary for the maid of honor or the bridesmaids to throw the wedding shower — so if any one of them is your sister, you’re in luck and it would be totally acceptable to throw the bridal shower at your mom’s. Your mom can take on the role of cohost — the mavens of manners no longer look down upon that as a quest for presents (after all, bridal shower gifts are usually expected no matter who’s hosting).

Really, it comes down to who wants to throw you the bridal shower: your aunts, the groom’s family, your mom’s best friends, your college pals, even your coworkers. More brides and grooms are living in cities other than the one where they grew up, and their attendants may be from college, where they live now, or elsewhere. What if the wedding is in the bride’s hometown, but none of the maids live there? It’s unrealistic to expect a maid of honor in Seattle to plan a shower in Chicago without help from the locals. Faraway bridesmaids and honor attendants definitely pitch in, but Mom is often party central these days, and no one’s horrified.

Read more: Bridal Shower Etiquette: Host Q&A – Bridesmaids Mother of the Bride – Bridal Shower Ideas – TheKnot.com http://wedding.theknot.com/bridesmaids-mother-of-the-bride/bridal-shower-ideas/articles/bridal-shower-host-etiquette.aspx#ixzz1p5xgYYTj

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

@KatNYC2011:  I agree! Finally, something that makes more sense than a family member hosting and the old gift grabby argument!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@morgyporgy:  When I was a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding, her mother hosted it and we took care of just the bachelorette party.  So my mom decided to host mine.  But I feel it is purely preference.  I only have 3 BM’s, so my mom didn’t want only 3 people to have to foot the bill.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There are a variety of possibilities: BMs, mom, aunts, cousins, co-workers, grandmaothers, etc

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