(Closed) Who's throwing you your bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee

My 4 bridesmaids threw my shower. It was a brunch which was a lot less expensive than lunch or dinner. 50-60 is a lot of guests for a shower! I think I had 12 at mine.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Do you have a wedding party? My bridesmaids threw mine, I think there are traditions that the bridesmaids do it but honestly in this day and age, it’s whatever works best for your situation. Why don’t you have your mom ask the BMs if they can kick in? If not, you might need to considering cutting your list down. Bridal showers are fun, no matter what kind of food is served ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My sister is planning a lingerie shower and a couples shower.  The couples shower will be hosted by my FSMIL

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had about 30 guests at mine and my Maid/Matron of Honor and my mom and sister threw it.  We held it at my moms house so that cut down on costs.  Maybe consider breaking it into 2 and having 2 showers.  That way they each get to plan it they way they like.  It sounds like your mom has is down so that would cut the guestlist and cut costs for her.  If your Mother-In-Law will throw one maybe get your Maid/Matron of Honor or a relative to help her plan it and have you Fiance suggest the idea to her =)

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I threw my sister’s bridal shower, as her maid of honor, and my mom helped out since I was still a poor college student at the time.

I agree with McFierce that splitting this into two showers would probably be a good idea.  That way they can each do what they’d like and only be responsible for about half of the guests.  I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a shower that had more than 15-20 people at it…so 50-60 seems like a LOT to me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lioness_89:  My MOH’s bridal shower was thrown by her Maid/Matron of Honor and us BMs. 50 people for a bridal shower? that is crazy! My Maid/Matron of Honor had 20-25 and she has a huge very close family. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My aunt and mom will probably do most of the plan. with my grandmas in the mix a bit.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m having two.  Originally my mom and sisters were going to throw me one, and then Future Mother-In-Law and FSIL’s asked if  they could have one in their hometown so more of their family can attend (my parents live 2 hours from them).  There will probably be 30 at one and 20 at another (including family and friends).  Both will have potluck lunches to help with costs and be held at facilities where there is no charge for room rental.

Could your mother ask your bridesmaids (if you’re having them) help with the shower? Even something like bringing a dish, arranging the games, etc. would help her a ton.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom and my sister/MOH threw mine.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mom is technically throwing mine. She is busting her butt to pay for 99% of the shower, my soon to be Mother-In-Law doesnt have money, and both Mother and I dont think we should expect the (2) BM’s to pays for a venue that we picked out. its gonna be about $20ish a head.. at 65-75 people.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Usually it’s the mother or the bridal party.  Mother-In-Law isn’t typically involved until the rehearsal dinner

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My fiance’s Aunt and Grandmother are hosting/throwing my bridal shower. ๐Ÿ™‚

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