Why Plan A Bridal Shower? Pros and Cons. A bridal shower is a celebration before the wedding usually thrown by the bride’s family or friends in honor of the bride-to-be.
This is a great time to spend with your loved ones and get “showered” with love – and of course, gifts.
But do you really need a bridal shower? Or do you even want it?
Whether or not to have a bridal shower is a personal decision that depends on your preference and circumstances.
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Here are some pros and cons of having and planning a bridal shower:
- Super fun! You’ll feel extra special before your wedding. Surrounded by your closest family and friends.
- Who does not want to receive and get “showered” with gifts? This helps you feel confident and ready to set up a new home and life together with your partner.
- Most likely there are people – family and friends coming together from both sides of the family (yours and your partner!) and this is the time to get them introduced and acquainted.
- This is also a great time to say your thank yous to the special people in your life that is in attendance. If you don’t have enough time to mention all of them at your wedding, your bridal shower is a great time to get those thank yous and shoutouts through.
- Time-consuming. Now this depends. Usually, someone else (your maid of honor or someone from your family) will prepare this for you. But of course, your input is still needed. Essentially, the mental load still exists.
- Moderating. Hear us out. Since this is usually a “group” planning activity where your bridal party and some family members will be planning, there will be a lot of opinions and you’ll most likely hear a mix of strong feelings and input. As the person they are “showering,” you’ll most likely need to intervene to keep the “peace” and essentially be a “moderator.”
- Costs. If the bridal shower is being thrown for you, you might not need to pitch in. But it depends on the situation as you might have some preferences and that means that you might need to pitch in more cash than you have initially anticipated.
- Center of attention. This is obviously not for everyone, but if you are absolutely uncomfortable at the thought that you will be the “center of attention” – literally, then this might not be an enjoyable event after all.
This way there won’t be any awkwardness and the “pressure” of opening and “liking” all the gifts that are given to you.
In summary, a bridal shower is a great way to celebrate the bride-to-be or newlywed-to-be with more than just gifts, but also love and the presence of great people who have loved and cared for you. Sending you off into “married” life with this sweet and generous celebration.
Don’t go against your inner knowing. You can still do a small event with your bridal party and closest family if they insist.
However, if you’d like to celebrate with everyone, then this is totally something you should do! Listen to your heart and follow that kind voice inside!
There you are lovelies! Our insight to your question: “Why Plan A Bridal Shower? Pros and Cons?”
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