Are bridal showers normally a surprise?
Traditionally, bridal showers are women-only events. Some women also like to invite close female friends and coworkers. If the shower is a surprise, the mother of the bride and maid of honor should coordinate a guest list they think the bride would want.
How do you plan a surprise bridal shower?
Do brides know about their bridal shower?
In short, no. A wedding shower is typically not a surprise and the guest of honor is aware of the event in advance. A bride will likely want to know upfront about a planned event where she will be the center of attention since there will likely be many photos taken.