Why Should You Have a Non_Traditional Bridal Shower? A bridal shower is a centuries_old tradition that was meant to help a bride set up her new home. But nowadays, many brides are older and have already set up a home. Their cupboards are already full of pots, pans, and dishes, but they still want to be celebrated by their friends. And it seems that the older a bride gets, the less she __ or her friends __ wants to play bridal shower games.
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.
by Margo D. Pelt on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower