Post # 1
Just wondering! My mother will be paying for mine but I have received invites to other showers where the bridal party or the MOB & bridal party are covering the costs. My Maid/Matron of Honor is my younger sister… she has no money to pay for this.. and my 4 bridesmaids are in their mid 20’s I can’t imagine my mother asking them to chip in, she’s just not like that. I am sure they would be able to help but I don’t think that is fair… they are spending enough on dress/shoes/hair and/or makeup. I sure hope that when I am a bridesmaid I don’t have to chip in! Just MHO!
Anyhoo… this got me curious as to what the “norm” is… if there is one??
Post # 3
My wonderful Mama is hosting and paying for mine alongside my little sister/MOH. The few that I have attended have been a joint effort between the MOB and bridesmaids, but in my case, my Mom didn’t want to ask the BM’s to shell out any more money than they already had to, so she is giving it as her “gift” to me. <3
The one I planned as Maid/Matron of Honor was split between me and the brides Mom. I chipped in as much as I could and took on the task of paying for, putting together and sending the invites.
Post # 5
My future sisters are throwing mine. If they hadn’t offered I would probably be helping my sister put it together.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
One of my bridesmaids paid for pretty much all of it, the other 2 chipped in a little to cover the cost of the supplies they needed for their part. Then I covered $200 of the food cost, and my mom paid for the rest.
Post # 7
It was a combination of my MOH/bridesmaids, my mom and my aunt. The shower was at my aunts house so they didn’t have to worry about paying a p/person price. Basically, my girls each made a few dishes and handled the invites, games, prizes & favors. My mom outsourced a few of the larger menu options to one of her chef friends and provided the beverages (which ranged from mimosas and bloody marys to bottled water and soda). My aunt paid for the décor, which was the most expensive aspect of the whole thing since she rented chiavari chairs, used a florist for all of the floral arrangements and purchased all of the linens and table settings.
Post # 8
Sisters are technically hosting (they’re my Matron and Maid of Honor) but mom is paying
Post # 9
Mine was paid for by my mother, Maid/Matron of Honor, bridesmaids and my Future Mother-In-Law =)
Post # 10
My wonderful (future) Mother in Law!!!!
I am so excited 🙂
Post # 11
Mine was a combination of my sisters, bridesmaids and my moms and aunts. One of my sisters was not part of the bridal party because she thought it would be too difficult to be committed with 2 small children at the time but she bought my ticket to Vegas for my stagette party and organized my bridal shower and everyone else chipped in and helped as well.
Post # 12
We’re having a couples shower, so my Maid/Matron of Honor & the Best Man are covering the costs 🙂
Post # 13
That’s so nice that so many of you have so many people willing to chip in!! How lovely!
@kmsw: I can’t imagine my Future Mother-In-Law forking over money to pay for my shower!! LOL. You’re so lucky!!!
Post # 14
My aunt hosted mine and definitely paid for the bulk of my shower costs (linens, flowers, TONS of food and drinks), although I believe my mother and a few bridesmaids helped as well.
“Traditionally” speaking, the Maid or Matron of Honor is supposed to host the bridal shower, although nowadays it is perfectly acceptable to have any/all bridesmaids or another friend take part in planning or hosting a shower. The hostess typically assumes most of the financial responsibilities that go along with hosting a shower, but more often than not, family members and the bridesmaids offer to chip in.
Post # 15
I had 3 parties as ridiculous as it sounds and all 3 were put on by my aunts or aunt-in-laws. Various family members brought food to it which they all had planned on who would bring what.
Post # 16
@Fallicious1012: thanks, I know!
Although I have to say that I have a slight jealousy (the nice kind) that your mom is doing it for you.. hehe but I’m getting greedy here 😉