“Typically, the bridal shower is hosted by the mother of the bride, the maid of honor, or the matron of honor,” Swann says. Alternatively, the wedding party may come together to host the bridal shower for their friend.
Is the mother of the bride responsible for the bridal shower?
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Traditionally, the mother of the bride doesn’t throw a bridal shower in her daughter’s honor unless the bride wants her to; that’s usually the duty of the maid/matron of honor. However, it is perfectly acceptable for her to attend the shower.
How much should bridal shower cost?
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. Holbrook says the two bridal showers she recently threw ran a little over $250, and her brides were price-conscious.
What is the etiquette for bridal shower gifts?
Keeping the 20-20-60 Rule in mind, a bridal shower gift should be about one-third the price of your wedding gift. However, what you spend comes down to your relationship with the bride or groom, and your budget. Typically, shower gifts should be between $25 to $75.
What does the mother of the bride wear to the bridal shower?
Wedding etiquette dictates that the mother of the bride always chooses her attire first, and the mother of the groom second. Whether the mother of the bride chooses a dress or a pantsuit, a shorter skirt or a long one, as the mother of the groom you should strive to complement her.
What does the mother of the bride pay for?
Traditionally speaking, though, the bride’s family pays for the bulk of the wedding—venue, reception, photographer, flowers, etc. As such, the mother of the bride is typically more ‘in charge’ of these things (along with the bride, of course) than the mother of the groom is.
Is it OK to give cash at a bridal shower?
Is Cash Acceptable as a Bridal Shower Gift? While cash is acceptable as a wedding gift, do your best to pick out a gift for the bridal shower. Taking the time to choose a gift for the bride-to-be shows your care and thought, which she’ll appreciate afterwards.
What should I expect at a bridal shower?
It’s a pre-wedding party to gather the bride’s closest family members and friends for an afternoon in her honor. Guests will enjoy food and drink together, bring gifts, play games, and socialize before she ties the knot.