Is it OK not to have a bridal shower?
Whether you find that planning a bridal shower is eating up too much of your (or your maid of honor’s) time and money or that most of the people you’d like to invite live too far away, it’s okay to skip having a bridal shower. There will be plenty of other opportunities to celebrate your impending nuptials, trust us.
What are you supposed to give at a bridal shower?
The general guideline here is simply to give what you can afford—no matter what the occasion. But to give you something more concrete, in bridal shower land, anything from $25 to $75 is perfectly acceptable.
Who is supposed to pay for a bridal shower?
Whoever is hosting the bridal shower should pay for the expenses: food, decorations, games, entertainment, etc. It is not proper etiquette for the host to ask for contributions. If it’s a bid too much for one person to cover, you might consider having a group of people host it together. Then they can share the costs.
What is the difference in a wedding shower and a bridal shower?
A “bridal shower” is the more traditional term and typically includes an all-women guest list, while a “wedding shower” is for guests of all-genders. Couples generally choose to have one or the other, but not both.
What is a sprinkle bridal shower?
Throw them a “sprinkle” to show your love and support and to celebrate the couple. Because they are not a traditional entity, there is room for interpretation and customization. Sprinkle suggests something smaller, or lighter, than a shower.
What is the proper etiquette for a bridal shower?
Typically, she adds, the guest list includes family, close friends and attendants of the bride; the flower girl and her mother; any sisters of the bride or groom; and the bride’s and groom’s grandmothers. As a rule, any guests invited to the shower must also be invited to the wedding.
Do you open gifts at a bridal shower?
The world is divided into those who love seeing gifts being unwrapped and those who don’t. Opening your bridal shower gifts in front of guests is something to look forward to. So, do you have to open presents at your bridal shower? The short answer is no.
Can you wear jeans to a bridal shower?
If the shower is at a family member’s house, then dress causal conservatively-ish (think church luncheon); depending on your top and accessories, jeans can be acceptable. Leave your sneakers at home if you’re attending a bridal shower at a country club, and never wear stiletto heels to a backyard bridal shower.
Who should be invited to a wedding shower?
A bridal shower is a more intimate affair of your closest friends and relatives on both side of the aisle. You do not have to invite the plus ones of friends invited to the wedding, co-workers and acquaintances of your parents. You also don’t have to invite friends of your future spouse unless you’re close to them too.
How much did your bridal shower cost?
Bridal shower. If you’re in charge of throwing a bridal shower, the cost will depend on how many people you invite, among other factors. According to the consumer information site CostHelper.com, a typical bridal shower costs $15 to $40 per person. You can go lower or higher, of course.
Who pays for the honeymoon?
Traditionally, the groom and the groom’s family pay for the honeymoon, but in this day and age the traditional rules don’t apply. I often see the parents of both the bride and the groom paying for the wedding and allowing the couple the freedom to organize and pay for their honeymoon together.
When should you have a wedding shower?
Although a bridal shower can take place any time before the wedding, try not to throw it more than three months in advance or less than three weeks before the wedding.
Does the groom go to the wedding shower?
Usually grooms don’t attend showers — can you imagine what it would be like if you had to attend the bachelor party? Traditionally, a “bridal” shower is for the bride and her close female relatives and friends (and often female relatives on the groom’s side, too).