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.

Does the bride bring anything to the bridal shower?

Yes, you should bring a gift to a bridal shower. One of the main purposes of a bridal shower, traditionally, is to shower the bride in gifts. Unless your invitation says that the bride is not asking for gifts, you should plan to bring a present.

Do you eat or open gifts first at a bridal shower?

6. Let’s Celebrate! You’ll spend the first part of the shower eating, drinking and mingling with your guests. The main event—opening gifts—usually takes place during coffee and dessert.

Are bridal showers tacky?

Etiquette rules dictate that if you aren’t an invited wedding guest, it’s tacky for the bride to invite you to the bridal shower. … If you aren’t invited to the wedding, you don’t have to go to the bridal shower.

How much should a bridal shower cost?

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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.

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What is the purpose of a bridal shower?

What is a Bridal Shower? A bridal shower is a party specifically for the bride. No men allowed. The main purpose of the party is for all your lady friends to come over (or go out to a restaurant or some other destination), and shower you with gifts in anticipation for your new life as a married woman.

What time of day is a bridal shower?

Bridal showers typically last 2-4 hours and are not considered an all-day event. Although, depending on the type of shower you are hosting the time can vary. Most showers will either take place in the morning and serve as a brunch, or in the afternoon served with lunch or finger foods.

How far in advance should bridal shower invites be sent out?

If many guests will be local, aim to send the invites four to six weeks before the event. A bridal shower involving many out-of-towners, on the other hand, requires more advanced notice. Six or eight weeks should be sufficient time for long-distance guests to make transportation and lodging arrangements.

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