How can I make my bridal shower affordable?
How much should I budget for a bridal shower?
CostHelper.com, a website that compares the cost of services, reports that a typical bridal shower can run from $15 to $40 per person for a luncheon or party in a private room at a mid-range restaurant. If you're going all out with an elaborate bridal shower, you could be talking $40 to $150 or more (gasp!) per person.
Is it OK to invite someone to bridal shower but not wedding?
This may seem obvious, but inviting people who aren't invited to the wedding is inappropriate. It will likely offend them and it will look like you're pandering for gifts. The only exception is an office bridal shower, where coworkers want to impart well wishes to the bride.
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What is the groom's family supposed to pay for?
The groom is traditionally expected to pay for the marriage license and officiant's fees, and buy the bouquet for his "date" (the bride), as well as her engagement and wedding rings and a gift; he should also purchase boutonnieres and gifts for his groomsmen.
Is it OK for the mother of the groom to host a bridal shower?
The Mother of the Groom Can Co-Host the Bridal Shower
If your mom, sister, or friends are on board with the idea of a co-host, then this is an entirely acceptable route.
Is it appropriate for the mother of the groom to throw a bridal shower?
It's most traditional to have just one shower, hosted by the bride's attendants (or her family), with the mother of the groom and other groom family members included on the guest list. So it's okay (and pretty common) for a bride to be feted by the groom's family in addition to the original bridal shower.
How much do parents give for wedding gift?
For closer friends and family, you may want to consider going to $200, or higher if you can afford it. For others, $100 to $150 is more than okay as a wedding gift amount.
Who walks the mother of the bride down the aisle?
The most traditional choice is for a groomsman to walk the bride's mother down the aisle. This can be an especially good choice if the two sides of the wedding party are uneven or if you'd like to give this gentleman some additional spotlight.