Who should host the
Traditionally the maid of honor and bridesmaids host
a shower for the bride to be, but nowadays anyone
who wants to through a shower can.
Etiquette used to dictate that family members should
not host showers because gifts are expected, however
that is no longer an issue. Mothers, aunts, sisters,
future in-laws or anyone who has the resources needed
to host a shower may do so.
Can I have more than one shower?
Many lucky brides have
multiple bridal showers. For instance one shower with
the groom's family and friends, one with the bride's
family and friends, one with work colleagues, etc.
Because of the strain on pocket books, guests
other than immediate family members should only be
invited to one or two showers at the most.
should the shower take place?
Bridal showers are typically held about 2 to 3 months
before the wedding.
Invitations should be sent about a month before the shower to allow guests
adequate time to RSVP and purchase gifts.
Where should the
shower be located?
The location of the shower
should be based on the amount of people attending. If
you are having a very large shower,
consider renting a small hall to comfortably fit all
of the guests. Otherwise someone's living room or backyard
will work just fine!
Who should be invited?
people to the shower who will also be invited to
you will be jetting off
to Vegas for your nuptials with only a handful
of people in attendance.
Can second time
brides have a shower?
It used to be that women
who were marrying for the second time had to forgo
However nowadays it
is not inappropriate for the second time bride to
have a shower held in her honor.