Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Bridal shower


Our son is getting married. Our son and his fiancée both grew up and still live locally. Although the are both local the two families don't know each other. Should the groom's family host a bridal shower?

Traditionally this is who does what:

The groom's family hosts the engagement party.

The maid of honor is the hostess of the bridal shower.

The bride is the hostess of the bridesmaid's luncheon where she gives a gift to each of her attendants.

The best man hosts the bachelor party where the groom gives a gift to each of his usher and Best Man

The bridesmaids host the bachelorette party.

The groom's family hosts the rehearsal dinner.

The bride's family hosts the wedding.

Hope this was helpful and I apologize for the delay as I was traveling Thursday and it's a long drive from St Louis to Baton Rouge!

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Teri Davis Newman


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