Who Should Plan My Bridal Shower?

Etiquette, Showers & Parties
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If you're recently engaged, you're likely daunted by all the events you're expected to plan—and that's not even counting the wedding. That's why we're here to answer all your pressing engagement party, bridal shower, and bachelorette party etiquette questions.

Who should plan my bridal shower?

Let's start with who should not do it. Traditionally, close relatives (your mom and sisters) do not host the bridal shower, as this can be perceived as the family asking for gifts. But it doesn't mean that they can't help organize it—just make sure their names aren't on the invitation. Your bridesmaids and sisters should join forces, choosing one person to spearhead the shower effort. Enlist your mom to nudge the proceedings along, so that you can retain an air of blissful ignorance.

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