With the myriad of bridal shower options for today's bride, there are still some good rules of etiquette and courtesy to follow that will help not only your hosts, but also your guests. As a gracious bride, here are some guidelines for bridal shower etiquette that will make everyone involved happier!
DO inform your hostesses of your gift preferences
DON'T demand only monetary gifts
DO provide your registry information for publication in the shower invitations
DON'T mention registry information in your wedding invitations (ever!)
DO graciously accept offers of multiple showers
DON'T invite everyone to every single shower
DO let your hostess(es) know how much you appreciate their generosity and thoughtfulness by giving them a gift
DON'T forget to give a thank you speech or a toast to the hostess(es) at the shower
DO include friends and family members on your shower guests lists
DON'T invite anyone to a shower who isn't also invited to your wedding
DO send thank you notes for shower gifts within two weeks of the shower
DON'T mention in the thank you note if the gift was a duplicate and you intend to return it
Speaking of thank you notes, take a look at the thank you notes that the Jean M stationery line has. You're sure to find just the right one that you're looking for!
Also, check out my cute bridal shower invitations and napkins for shower ideas!
This is an exciting, happy time for all brides and by following these guidelines, it will be that much more joyful and fun!