Wedding Showers 101: Etiquette and More!

Pulling together a seamless bridal shower takes lots of planning and preparation. Read on to learn what’s involved in planning a wedding shower and what to do when no one steps up as host.

Who should host?

Typically, the maid of honor is responsible for taking on the role of the wedding shower planner. However, it is not unusual for anyone else who is close to the bride (mother, sister, or family friends) to step in and help. On the day-of, the host should make sure everything goes smoothly and guests are taken care of.

Who should be invited?

Showers should be intimate affairs. The guest list should include immediate family, close friends, attendants of the bride, the flower girl and mother, and any sisters of the bride or groom. As a rule, any guests invited to the shower must also be invited to the wedding.

Where and when are showers held?

Traditionally wedding showers take place in the host’s home. It’s perfectly acceptable to choose an alternative like a restaurant, banquet hall, country club or church. A place that speaks to the couple’s shared interests or their history together also can be on point and appropriate.

When should invitations go out?

Showers are usually held two to eight weeks before the wedding. That means giving your guests at least one to two months notice is best practice. E-invite or snail mail are both acceptable forms of invitations to send out.

Looking to host a wedding shower or your next event at SVCC? Let us help you bring your vision to life and create an experience that your guests will remember forever. Book your next event with us by calling our office at 905-847- 6477 or emailing SVCC at info@svccoakville.com

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