Are bridal showers required?

Wedding Style & Decor

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This week in our forum, one of our member's is concerned about her upcoming bridal shower.

Smalltownlady says, "I really don't need a shower. However, my extended family- specifically my Grandma and a couple great-aunts (whom I'm very close to) want to host a shower. Is there a polite way to tell my great aunts and grandma not to host one? Or is this something I just accept gracefully and thank everyone who attends?"

Auntofthebride offered a suggestion for an alternative wedding shower. "Here's an idea. Make your shower a theme like "Recipes" and ask people to bring their "secret" recipes, along with some utinsel to make the recipe. That way you get a nice assortment of relatively inexpensive kitchen tools and some great recipes, without adding tons of clutter to your home."

Do you have any other suggestions for Smalltown lady? Click here to continue the discussion in the forums or click here to browse all forum topics.

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