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See the right etiquettes for attending a bridal shower as guest to be star of the function


Bridal showers are a great way to get the bride in the mood for her wedding night. It is fun and exciting to shop for beautiful gifts and other items that make the bride feel like a million bucks on her wedding night. Leave your inhibitions behind before arriving at the event and get ready to have a good time.

Bridal Showers are a classic bridal shower gift, but it can be tricky to shop for. A bridal shower is a perfect time for you and your friends to celebrate the bride-to-be and her soon-to-be marriage. In addition to giving her a great time, guests can give the bride something special she'll have forever. Finding the perfect bridal shower gift doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.

Guests' Guide to Bridal Showers!


  • Accepting an Invitation with Grace


It's perfectly fair to decline a bridal shower invitation if it's on a day when you're unavailable, for a bride you don't know, or for a wedding you weren't even invited to. Just remember to acknowledge and RSVP to the invitation properly.

Sending your RSVP in the manner you were asked is a decent rule of thumb. A simple email refusal is fine if you receive the invitation online. If you received an invitation by mail, respond in the same manner. Consider going the additional mile and calling to convey your apologies if you know the host or the bride well.


  • Buy an appropriate gift.


When attending a bridal shower as a guest, you should buy something sexy for the bride that you feel comfortable giving or seeing her wear. You could even purchase something from the registry if it's available online. Don't worry about how much money you spend on the gift because it isn't about that – make sure it is something she will love receiving! You can check these inexpensive bridal shower gift ideas.


  • Dress Appropriately


While a bridal shower is typically informal, it's not an occasion for casual wear. You may be tempted to throw on your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt, but this isn't appropriate attire for any wedding event. Instead, consider a sundress or other light-weight summery outfit. When in doubt, ask the host what other guests plan to wear.


  • Bring wine/champagne for everyone else at the party.


If your friend is hosting her bridal shower, then bring bottles of wine/champagne for other guests in attendance! This way, there won't be any awkward moments when someone asks where they should put their alcohol while they get food.


  • No Matter What, Be Respectful


We can't stress this enough: This is not the time for jokes about how she will wear all of this on her wedding night. Even though the joke might seem harmless, what if such a thing makes the bride uncomfortable? Again, we all want her to feel comfortable and like herself on this day, so focus on making sure she feels that way.


  • Don't forget to RSVP on time.


 The same is true for any party; however, remember that the hosts plan the food, games, and favors. They need to know who will be there!


  • Determine whether it's a surprise.


 It's usually stated on the invitation, but it's never a bad idea to double-check. You don't want to ruin the surprise celebration, but you also don't want the bride to think you forgot about her shower if you're trying too hard to fool her.


  • Have fun with the games.


While some brides prefer to open bridal shower gifts later at home, unwrapping bridal shower gifts is half the joy. One of the most popular bridal shower games involves the bride guessing which of her guests gave her which gift. You might also have everyone write out their best bedroom tip and put it with their gift or play bridal shower bingo.

Final Words

You may be sure that you're prepared for the onslaught of showers heading your way if you follow these wedding shower etiquette requirements. Now keep in mind creative bridal shower gift ideas are the most important thing in the function so don't forget when attending one.

Jack Ronnin

Living in Pakistan