Bridal showers originated centuries ago during the days of dowries. When women wanted to marry "unsuitable" husbands, their families refused to provide a dowry, so friends of the couple gathered to pitch in and make up for the lack of a dowry by helping them set up their home. Today, bridal showers are a time to share stories and advice, eat and drink, and pay special attention to the bride.
Tally your resources. Who's contributing to this thing, financially and time and effort wise? Do the couple's mothers have strong opinions (or money) to contribute? It's not unusual for moms to have a bunch of thoughts, so it's wise to check that out in advance. Beyond that, what can all the wedding party members afford to do or contribute? If no one's around to join you on craft nights, you may want to rethink those elaborate DIY favors. If all of the wedding party is on tight on budgets, don't try to rent out the Ritz_Carlton for an afternoon of oysters.
by Beulah R. McCann on Jul 18, 2018 Bridal Shower