Question: When Should A Bridal Shower Be Planned?

Set a date for the shower

We recommend starting to plan a bridal shower at least four to six months before the big day.

A bridal shower is usually thrown about two months prior to the wedding, so make sure to choose a day that works for the bride-to-be, as well as her very close family members.

How soon before the wedding should the bridal shower be?

One month to three months before you get married is the sweet spot for bridal shower timing. That’s because it’s a little unfair to wedding guests to stretch out marriage celebrations in your honor for more than a few months (besides the engagement party).

What is supposed to happen at a bridal shower?

A bridal shower is a pre-wedding event thrown by friends or family and is a time for guests to celebrate and “shower” the bride-to-be with well-wishes and gifts. Typically it will be a mix of your friends, family, and fiancé’s family. Guests who are not invited to the wedding shouldn’t be invited to the shower.

When should the bridal shower and bachelorette party be?

Timing depends on logistics, but generally a bridal shower is held anywhere from two weeks to two months before the wedding. Corralling a bridal party isn’t always an easy task, so send invitations six to eight weeks prior to the event to give everyone time to sort out any travel details.

Is it necessary to have a bridal shower?

Bridal showers aren’t required, so if you’re not interested, here’s how to spread the word. Not every to-be-wed wants a bridal shower, and that’s totally their call. While saying “no” to having a bridal shower should be simple in theory, declining a friend or family member’s offer to throw you one can be tricky.

Does the mother of the bride pay for the bridal shower?

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.

What does the bride mother pay for?

Bride and family pay for floral arrangements for the ceremony (including a chuppah if it’s a Jewish wedding ceremony) and reception, plus bouquets and corsages for bridesmaids and flower girls. Groom and family pay for the bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres for men and corsages for mothers and grandmothers.

Do you open gifts at a bridal shower?

Bridal showers often throw brides — and guests — for a loop. But one element of the bridal shower that has stood the test of time and tradition is the custom of opening gifts in front of guests. For some, though, this is one custom they’d wish to skip — it is, after all, time consuming!

What games do you play at a bridal shower?

20 Bridal Shower Games and Activities

  • Bride and Groom Photo Challenge. Guests will love this fun wedding shower game that features favorite photos of the bride and groom!
  • Bingo Gift Game.
  • Wedding Ring Toss.
  • Romantic Movie Quotes.
  • Love Songs.
  • Ball and Chain Game.
  • Bride and Groom Trivia.
  • Married or Not Married?

Who pays for bridal shower?

A: Whoever is hosting the shower generally pays the way, whether it’s the maid of honor, a female friend or family member of the bride, or the bridal party.