(Closed) Who will pay or paid for your shower?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Who did or will be paying for your shower?
    Bridesmaids : (12 votes)
    36 %
    Mother of Bride : (11 votes)
    33 %
    Mother of Groom : (2 votes)
    6 %
    You : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My Maid/Matron of Honor did.

    Post # 4
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My bridesmaids and my mother will be paying for the shower. I’m not involved in planning or anything, all that I know is the date and the signature drink that they’ll be making (they asked me to see if I’d like it). I really like it this way because I really don’t want to have to worry about planning that party when I’m planning the big one for the next month!!

    Post # 6
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @roxy821:Good! I’m glad to hear from someone who had basically the same arrangement and it worked! There have been moments where it’s made me nervous not to be involved because I’m normally a control freak but my MOHs are my sisters and they know me so well that I trust them completely. I’m looking forward to the day as a relaxing break!

    Post # 7
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I didn’t have bridesmaids or a Maid/Matron of Honor, so my SIL threw one for me!

    Post # 8
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My Maid/Matron of Honor and her mom did. My other bridesmaids (SILs) offered to contribute but apparently my Maid/Matron of Honor was very difficult to deal with and said she would do it all on her own then got upset when no one else helped or paid!

    Post # 9
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My sister/MOH paid for mine.

    Post # 10
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My aunts are/did. I don’t know if its a local thing but I have attended VERY few showers where the BM’s paid. Of the weddings I’ve been in I’ve only been asked to contribute 3 times.

    Post # 11
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs are throwing mine.  It’s this weekend and I’m super excited!

    Post # 12
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    My bridesmaids (sister and SIL) planned the shower, but my parents paid for it. I was glad, my parents can afford it and this way it saved my girls a lot of money!

    Post # 13
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    As far as I know my Maid/Matron of Honor is. 

    Post # 14
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My mom and Maid/Matron of Honor co-hosted and split the cost. My BMs did not contribute. 

    Post # 15
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    In my circle, if the bridesmaids are able to pay for the shower, they do. I have hosted 3 bridal showers (2 as a bridesmaid) and I covered almost all expenses. My Future Mother-In-Law and I paid for my FSIL’s shower since her family lives in another state and none of us wanted to travel to her bridesmaid-thrown shower.

    All showers are gift grabs, regardless of who throws it so I don’t really see an issue with the MOB/MOG hosting the shower. I’m sure my mom and Future Mother-In-Law will offer to help my girls with my bridal shower cost. 

    Post # 16
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My mom and her friends are like shower-throwing pros…there is a rotating group of them who frequently serve as “hostesses,” meaning that about 10 people each contribute $100 toward the shower/gifts. Usually the group of hostesses coordinate the shower and take care of the major gifts, invitations/guest list, restaurant reservations, etc. They throw probably 20 showers a year! All of their kids are getting married now.

    It works well for us because my bridesmaids are scattered all over the country and it would be very complicated for them to arrange a shower. This way they are welcome to attend as guests if they can make it, but it doesn’t add to their financial burden.

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