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.
Traditionally: The people that will be attending are also invited to the wedding. The party is usually thrown by a maid of honor, the wedding party, or a female relative of the bride. Wedding party members often split the costs, if the wedding party is spearheading.
by Sandra K. Rex on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower